AHMADU, Amb Hamzat,

Born August 15, 1930;





Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Amma Asari Bassey 1971
State of Origin: Sokoto State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 1
Number of Female Children 3
Profession Investment consultant , chartered secretary , company administrator , Diplomat
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Appointed in the former Northern Nigeria secretariat, Kaduna, 1950; and in the Provincial Office, Kano, 1950-53; served in the former Northern House of Assembly, Kaduna, 1953-54; Private Secretary to the premier of Northern Nigeria, Kaduna, 1957-59 later transferred to the Federal Government Service, Foreign Affairs Branch, Prime Minister’s Office, Lagos 1960; Posted to Nigerian High Commission, London, 1960-61; Second Secretary, Nige rian High Commission, London, 1960-61; Second Secretary, First Secretary/Counsel lor, Nigerian Embassy, Bonn, West Germany, 1961-64; Head. Africa Division, Con sular and Treaties Department, Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1964-65; Director, Asia Department, Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos; Officer on Special Duties on the conduct and operation of Moslem Pil grimage to Mecca, 1965-66; Administrative Secretary (On Secondment to State House) to the Head of Federal Military Government, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Major-General JTU Ironsi, May 1966;member, Nigerian Delegation to the OAU Good will Mission of the Heads of State in Arab – Israeli Dispute, 1972; member, Nigerian Delegation to Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 1973-75; member, Nigerian Delegation to the heads of State and Government Conference for Signing the Charter of the ECOWAS, Lagos, May, 1975; Principal Secretary to the Head of the Federal Military Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, 1975-76; appointed Nigerian Ambassador Extra-Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and German Democratic Republic , USSR and (GDR), 1975-78 and to the Netherlands, 1978-81; appointed Director-General, Pro tocoland National Assembly Liaison Department, Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1981-82; appointed Nigerian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Republic of Cameroun, 1982-84; appointed Director- General, African Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1984-86; Permanent Sec retary/Head, Diplomatic Service, Ministry of External Affairs, Lagos, 1986-87; appointed Nigerian Ambassador, Extraor dinary and Plenipotentiary, USA, Washing ton D.C and Nigerian High Commissioner, Commonwealth of Bahamas, Nassau; Com missioner-General, Economic Affairs, World Bank and International Monetary Fund, 1987-91; Chairman, Board of Directors, A.G. Leventis (Nigeria) Pic, since 1991; Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, since 1992; Chairman, Board of Governors, Sokoto State Polytechnic, Talata, Sokoto, 1992-94; Chairman, Gamji Bank ofNigeria Pic, since 1993; Chairman,, Board of Governors, Shehu Shagari College of Education; Sokoto, since 1994; associate member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, since 1958; member, Royal Commonwealth Society, 1960; elected Independent Expert member, UN Committee against Racial Discrimination, 1975-98; member, United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Facial Discrimination since 1985;

: Gwadabawa Elementary School, 1939-42, Middle School, Sokoto, 1942-47; School of Arabic Studies (now Abdullahi Bayero University), Kano, 1947-49, Administrative Training College (now Institute of Administration, ABU), Zaria, 1949-50; Youth Leadership Training; ManO' War Bay, Cameroun, 1952; Balham and Toothing College of Commerce, (now South Western College of Technology) (External Student, London University), 1954-57; Queen's College, Oxford University, 1959-60; Goethe Institute for Germany Language, West Germany, 1963; Universite de Poitiers Centre Audio Visuel De Royan Pour I'Etude Des Languages (CAREL), 1983;

Walin Sokoto, 1982

Commander of Order of the Niger, 1987

recipient, Decorations of Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Niger, Mauritania, Guinea, Cameroun, Tchad, The Gambia; recipient, of keys to the City of Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California; San Diego; Chicago, Illinois, Atlanta; Mount Vernon, New York; Philadelphia; Baltimore, Maryland; Arkansas

Doctor of Law Degree, University of Los Angeles, United States, 1989; Doctor of Letter Degree, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, 155 AHMADU 1993;

Current affairs, hockey, walking, squash

Ikoyi Club; member, Polo Club, Ikoyi

May 1, 2016
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