A Nigerian from the ancient city of Kano. I am a graduate of Electrical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and have an MBA from Bayero University, Kano. I earned an MSc in Finance as a Chevening Scholar from Lancaster University, England and have further postgraduate degrees from Heriot Watt University and the University of Sussex. I am also a fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and a Member of Nigerian Society of Engineers.
I worked in Citibank Nigeria for over 10 years before leaving to pursue a Masters degree at Lancaster University. On returning, I joined Total E & P Nigeria Limited, an Oil & Gas company where I was involved in Financing of Projects, Managing Partners & Authorities, Local Content Development and Project Management and Control for 12 years. I left Total in 2016.
Presently, I am the chair of the Board of Trustees of Sana’a da Ilmi Foundation. A non-profit dedicated to improving public education, investing in higher education and job creation.
I enjoy reading, writing, traveling and watching great football especially La Liga.