FIKA, Dr. (Alhaji) Adamu Maazam (CFR)

Born 1933

Fika, Yobe State




Gender: Male
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State of Origin: Yobe State
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Profession Educationist , Administrator
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Pro Chancellor, Chairman Governing Council, ABU Zaria, 2018-:

Previous Appointments:

– Appointed Mathematics and Physics Teacher, Barewa College, Zaria, 1956;

– Teacher, Government Secondary School, Katsina-Ala, Benue State, 1958;

– Provincial Inspector of Education, Provincial Education Officer, Zaria, 1960;

– Inspector of Education, Adamawa Province, Yola, 1962;

– Principal, Federal Training Centre (FTC), Kaduna, 1962;

– Deputy Secretary, Interim Common Services Agency, 1968 – 1970;

– Secretary, Interim Common Services Agency, 1970;

– Commissioner of Finance, North- Eastern State, 1972;

– Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, Lagos, 1975;

– Permanent Secretary, Federal Minis try of Commerce, 1979;

– Permanent Secretary, Public Service Department, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, 1981 – 1982;

– Permanent Secretary, Police Affairs Department, Executive Office of the President;

– Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications, 1982 – 1984;

– Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory and Chief Executive, Federal Capital Development Authority, Abuja, 1984;

– Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, 1986; retired from the Federal Public Service, 1988;

– Chairman, National Commission for Colleges of Education, March 1989 – 1990;

– Administrative Secretary by the Federal Government for Social Democratic Party, 1990;

– Chairman, United Bank for Africa (Government Appointee), January 1990 – March 1993;

– Clerk and Director General of the National Assembly, 1992 – 1993;

– First Chairman, Salaries and Wages Commission, September 1992 – March 1993;

– First Chairman, Federal Character Commission, December 1995 – March 2001.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Fika Elementary School, 1941-45; Borno Middle School, Maiduguri, 1947; Kaduna Government College (now Barewa College, Zaria), 1948 - 1951; Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria, 1952-53; Institute of Statisticians, London, UK, 1958; Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, England, August-December, 1969; Royal Institute of Public Administration, University of Manchester, UK, 1978.


– Waziri of Fika


– Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), 1992


– Awarded LLD by the Bayero University, Kano in February, 1992

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