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.
In 1985, he worked as the Chief Accountant and Company Secretary of Funtua Cottonseed Crushing Co. Ltd, Funtua. Between 1989 and 2008, he served in various capacities at the Central Bank of Nigeria, including Banking Services and Banking Supervision.
He is currently the Special Adviser to the Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources Limited. He has had over 40 years work experience in Public Civil Service, Banking & Insurance, and Oil & Gas sectors. He also has appreciable knowledge of Islamic Finance having travelled locally and internationally to deliver lectures and papers on the subject.