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Board of Directors

Here are the board members of the success story.

ALHAJI (DR.) UMARU ABDUL MUTALLAB, CON

Chairman

Prominent business leader and former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chartered Accountant and Banker; former Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA) – the third largest bank in Nigeria and an affiliate of BNP Paribas. Also former Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, the oldest and biggest bank in Nigeria. He is a holder of one of the highest National Awards in Nigeria – Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

HASSAN USMAN

Managing Director/CEO

A trained accountant, Mr. Hassan Usman graduated with a first class degree in Accounting in 1985 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and became an Associate Member of ICAN in 1989. He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management in 1995 from Maastricht School of Management.

ABDULFATTAH OLANREWAJU AMOO

Executive Director, Business Development

AbdulFattah Amoo is a shrewd professional banker, astute strategic planner and executor. He is well versed in both Islamic and Conventional banking business models.
He possesses almost 3 decades cognate experience which cuts across professional Accounting practice, Banking and Finance, out of which almost 17 years has been spent at senior management/executive positions.

SIRAJO SALISU PhD

Executive Director, Business Development

Dr. Sirajo is a Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA) and Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

Sirajo started his banking career in 1992 with Inland Bank Plc as a Supervisor and rose to the position of Assistant General Manager in 2009 with First Inland Bank Plc, where he held various Managerial Positions in both Operations, Credit Administration and Business Development including Regional Manager FCT Abuja.

DR. AMINU ALHASSAN DANTATA, CON

Member

A renowned business man, he began his career as produce buyer in 1949 in the family business of Alhassan Dantata and Sons Limited. He became the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company, in 1960, a position he holds till date.

SEEDY NJIE MOHAMMED

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Seedy Mohammed Njie holds a Masters' degree in Business Administration from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant – UK as well as an Associate Professional Risk Manager amongst other professional certifications.

ALHAJI (DR.) MUHAMMADU INDIMI, OFR

Member

He is a distinguished and highly successful businessman. Dr. Indimi is the sole Founder and Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, Limited. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Nigerian Upstream Oil and Gas sector. Dr. Indimi is an astute business man with a notable presence in the international business arena.

MALLAM FALALU BELLO, OFR

Member

A 1978 Law graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Nigeria. He started his Legal career with the Kaduna State Government as Magistrate II and subsequently moved to Northern Nigeria Investment Company Limited as Senior Executive/Acting Company Secretary. He was later appointed Kaduna State Government Commissioner for Trade and Industry.

HRH, (ENGR.) BELLO MOHAMMED SANI, OON

Member

HRH, Emir of Bakura, Engr. Bello Muhammad Sani, OON, is a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is also a holder of M.Sc (Civil Engineering) from the University of Dundee Scotland – 1977.

ALHAJI (DR.) MUSBAHU MOHAMMAD BASHIR

Member

He is s the Chairman of Althani Group of Companies, and Cobalt International Services Limited since 2004. He is also a Director in the following companies, Bento Drill Nigeria Limited 1995, Offshore Technologies International Limited 1995, and Resource Capital Group 1995. Cobalt International Services Limited is a pre-shipment Inspection Agent for dry goods and bulk liquid cargos.

ALHAJI (DR.) UMARU KWAIRANGA

Member

Umaru Kwairanga (Sarkin Fulanin Gombe) holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Business Administration; MBA from the University of Maiduguri and M.Sc Finance & Governance from Liverpool John Moores University U.K (LTMU) Liverpool United Kingdom.

ALHAJI MUKTHAR SANI HANGA

Member

He is a renowned business man and an administrator. He was one time Managing Director of Hanga Line Limited, Special Adviser to Governor Kabiru Gaya of Kano State on Sport and Youth Development, Member Board of Directors NISER Ibadan, Chairman NYSC Committee, Kano, Chairman Kano State Export Actualization Committee and Director, Northern Nigeria Investment Limited, Kaduna.

ALHAJI IBRAHIM MAMUN MAUDE

Non-Executive Director

Alhaji Maude holds a Masters degree in Banking and Finance from the Bayero University Kano. He started his career after NYSC in 1979 as a Principal Accountant at the Kaduna State Water Board.

DR. ABDULLATEEF BELLO

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Dr. Abdullateef Bello obtained his Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) degrees in Applied Statistics from the University of Oxford, UK. He was awarded the prestigious international Rhodes Scholarship for exceptional ability, academic excellence, and performance that enabled him to complete his studies at Oxford and became the 10th Rhodes Scholar from Nigeria. He also attended the Management Development Programme of the Centre for Management Development, London Business School, UK.

MRS. AISHA WAZIRI UMAR

Independent Non-Executive Directors

Mrs. Aisha Waziri Umar is a Legal Practitioner & Notary Public with over 23 years’ experience across multiple sectors including law, banking, finance, public sector policy and administration. She is the founder of Inara Foundation, a non-governmental organization assisting victims of violence in the northeast of Nigeria.

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