The vision of Covenant University to become one of the top Ten University in the World in the next seven years (i.e. by 2022) is as laudable as it is divine. In pursuance of this most noble of goals, the Covenant University International Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI) came into existence to create a uniquely conducive platform for promoting intellectual discourse on issues bordering on Africa development. CU-ICADI 2016 is aimed at creating a unique avenue for stimulating innovative contributions towards value enhancement and capacity development of the African continent from the perspective of the founding departure philosophy of Covenant University. This third in the CU-ICADI series of conferences will provide the ambience to network and collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the industry, policy makers, national and international development agencies, financial institutions, research bodies and the academia to engage themselves with varied issues concerning the development of the African continent.