ZORU, Abba Ahmed

broadcaster, diplo mat, born October 28, 1933, Maiduguri, Borno State; married Fatima Nene Ali 1963, four sons, seven daughters: Education: Dikwa Elementary School. 1940-44, Borno MiddleSchool,Maiduguri, 1944-48, Barewa College, Zaria, 1948-51, Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology (now Ahmadu Bello University), Zaria, 1954-56; Career: Appointed at the Nigerian Broadcasting Ser vice (now Federal Radio Corporation ofNi geria, FRCN), 1952-57; Head of Program mes Operation, NBC, 1957-61; Mana«in« Director, Broadcasting Company of North ern Nigeria(nowRadioTelevision), Kaduna, 1962-75; Commissioner for Local Govern ment,defunctNorth-Eastern State, 1975-76; Commissioner of Finance, Borno State, 1976-78; Deputy Chairman, Borno State Ex ecutive Council and Commissioner of Fi nance. 1978-79; retired voluntarily from the Public Service as Administrative Officer Grade 1, September 30, 1979; appointed Nigerian Ambassador to the Federal Repub licof Germany, 1984;member, International Institute of Communications; National Honour: conferred with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic ofNigeria, 1980; Foreign Honour: awarded Order of Merit 1st Class of the Federal Republic of Germany, March 1988; Hobbies: golf, walk ing, swimming; Home: Shehu Laminu Way, Bama, Borno StateOR: 2A, SS Kyari Cres cent, Maiduguri, Borno State.
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