Clement Isong

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Clement Nyong Isong
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Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
In office
15 August 1967 – 22 September 1975
Preceded byAlhaji Aliyu Mai-Bornu
Succeeded byMallam Adamu Ciroma
Governor of Cross River State
In office
October 1979 – October 1983
Preceded byBabatunde Elegbede
Succeeded byDonald Etiebet
Personal details
Born20 April 1920
Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Died29 May 2000 (aged 80)
NationalityNigerian
Spouse(s)Nne Clementine Isong
Children
  • Ekaete Etuk
  • Clement Isong Jr.
  • Umo Isong Deceased
  • Eno Obi
  • Inyang Isong
  • Ubong Isong


Alma materIowa Wesleyan University(B.A), Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences(AM)

Clement Nyong Isong, CFR (20 April 1920 – 29 May 2000) was a Nigerian banker and politician who was governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria when General Yakubu Gowon ruled Nigeria.[1]

Education[change | change source]

Isong studied at University College, Ibadan, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Economics. He taught economics in the University of Ibadan before joining the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and later becoming director of research.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Central Bank of Nigeria | Home". www.cbn.gov.ng. Retrieved 2021-04-27.