Muhammad Ali is a young intellectual with keen interest and specialty in research, development policy and planning, energy policy, project management, proposal writing, capacity building, project monitoring and evaluation, business development, economic analysis and literary artistry. He his rounding off his PhD programme at the University of Abuja. He holds M.Sc. Economics from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Post Graduate Diploma in Education (P.G.D.E.) from National Open University of Nigeria, and B.Sc. (Second Class Upper Division) in Economics from the University of Abuja. Muhammad Ali has special communication skills that could aid better and easy understanding of concepts and ideas during presentation and interaction. He works as Research Associate to a consultancy firm, Econometrica Consultants Limited (ECL), Abuja, where he has been part of the team of consultants (on capacity building) that consulted for the Federal Ministry of Finance, and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN). He has also worked with an NGO, Centre for Economic Development and Policy Analysis (CEDPA), Abuja, as Senior Research Fellow, performing duties such as project proposal designing, writing academic journals, designing project management Gant chart and network diagram, drawing up capacity building reports and delivery of manuals/presentations. Ali also worked with Independent National Electoral Commission in the 2011 general elections as Assistant Registration Officer I, and Polling Officer. He was a teacher at Ilare Community High School, Obokun, Osun State during his national youth service. He is a professional member of the Nigerian Economics Society (NES). Muhammad Ali was a student union leader and activist in his undergraduate days. He speaks Hausa, Ebira, Nupe, Yoruba, English, and Nigerian Pidgin. He has attended various conferences, trainings and workshops, and has contributed scholarly articles to both local and international academic journals. He enjoys writing, interacting, research, reading and football.