The Department of Economics, Bayero University, Kano came into being in September 1976 under the then Abdullahi Bayero College equally under the umbrella of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,. The Department started by introducing undergraduate program on a modest scale in terms of modest admission intake in Economics. In 1977, a multipurpose faculty block was completed and the Department moved into a section of it. In 1989, the department moved to the new campus along with other departments of the faculty. Currently, the Department is occupying an independent building complex and is located at the new campus of the University. The current HOD is Professor Badayi M Sani.