LL.B, administra tor, born 1929, Katsina, KatsinaState; mar ried, has children; Education: Katsina Pri mary and Middle School, 1933-42, Kaduna College, 1942-45, Civil Engineering School, Kaduna, 1945-47, Courses inCivilEngineer ingin Britain, 1959-60; Career: Appointed Engineering Assistant, Katsina LGA, 1945- 54; elected to the Houseof Representatives, 1951 -56; Supervisor of Works, Katsina Lo cal Government, 1956; appointed Parliamen tary Secretary, Ministry of Trade &Industry of Northern Nigeria, 1955-56; Re-elected to the Northern House of Assembly, 1956-61; Councillor of Works, Survey & Rural Water Supply, Katsina L.G., 1961-66; Provincial Commissioner, Zaria Province, 1962-65; ap pointed Minister of Trade, 1965; member, Ahmadu Bello University Council, 1962-76; member, Leaders of Thought and delegate to the Ad-hoc Conference on Constitution of Nigeria, 1966; member, Consultative Com mittee to the Military Government, 1966; Chairman, Boundary Commission of North ern Nigeria, 1966; Commission for Educa tion/Economic Planning/Trade Industry & Co-operatives/Agriculture & Natural Re sources, North Central State, 1967-75;Com mission in the Federal Civil Service Com mission, 1975-82; Chairman, National As sembly Service Commission, 1982-84; Ex ecutive Director, Aswani textile Industries Limited, 1985-96; Chairman1, Board ofMan agement, University College Hospital, Ibadan, 1986-90; Chairman, Emergency Re liefAgency, Katsina State, 1987-89; Chair man, Nigerian Pilgrims Commission, 1989- 91; member, KatsinaEmirateCouncil, 1991; Governor, National Judicial Institute, 1992- 98; Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 1998-date; National Honour: Conferred with Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1964; Honorary Degree: Doctor of Law degree, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1976; Hob bies: farming, hockey; Home: Katsina, Katsina State.
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