Khalil is experienced in the public investment policy, promotion, and facilitation space at the subnational level. He is passionate about economic development for Africa and has 3 years helping to grow Kaduna State's economy via dedicated efforts of improving the business environment to attract private sector capital. This deliberate and coordinated effort culminated in Kaduna State being ranked number 1 in the World Bank's 2018 sub-national Doing Business in Nigeria report with over 2 billion dollars worth of investments attracted. He is a voracious reader and a major exponent of the teachings of complex adaptive systems and heterodox approaches towards the field of economics and finance. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Eastern Mediterranean University.