The Board

Mr. Abubakar Usman Faruk (Chairman)

Abubakar Usman Faruk was born in Lagos on the 15th of February 1966 and he hails from Gombe state. He holds Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in law from University of Jos. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. Abubakar have a working experience in the public and private sector spanning over 20 years. He was the Special Assistant to the Hon. Minister of Sports and Social Development between 2003 and 2005 and Special Assistant to the president, Supreme Council for Sports in Africa. He was also appointed Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Gombe state between 2005 and 2007. He is currently the Managing Director/CEO Abuja Markets Management Limited (AMML) where he has brought about an unprecedented transformation in the shopping facilities with regards to safety, improved cleaning standard, better maintenance and renewal of facilities and infrastructure. He also promoted and facilitated the establishment of AMML-Micro Finance Bank Limited of which he is the Pioneer Chairman, among several other milestones. A widely-travelled man, Abubakar holds the traditional title of Zannan Akko and is happily married with children.

Uwais Haruna Mohammed (Director) F.IoD

MR. Haruna Mohammed Uwais is a graduate of Economics from St. Cloud State University, MN, USA, his career span across the Nigerian financial sector. He started as officer in training, operations officer and moved up to become Ag, Branch Accountant at Allied Bank of Nigeria Plc. At Urban Development Bank Plc, he was Assistant Manager and Deputy Manager. Later became Senior Manager, Principal Manager and Assistant General Manager at United Bank for Africa and retired as Deputy General Manager at Equitorial Trust Bank Ltd (ETB). MR. Haruna Mohammed Uwais attended several courses on credit, financial institution analysis, amidst several training attended both locally and internationally. He is a fellow of Nigeria Institute of Directors (IoD), member of IBB international Golf and Country Club, Abuja, Nigeria, St. Cloud State University Alumni Association, St. Cloud, Minnesota USA. MR. Haruna Mohammed Uwais is a Director of several companies which includes Blue Seal Enterprises Nigeria Ltd, Spring Board Trust & Investment Ltd, NONSUCH Medicare Ltd, Standard Alliance Insurance PLC (Non-executive Independent Director), AMML Microfinance Bank Ltd. He is currently the MD/CEO of AMML Microfinance Bank Ltd.

Mr. Zachariah Abimiku Alaku (Director)

Mr. Zachariah Abimiku Alaku is a seasoned public administrator spanning over 27 years. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria 1976 with a Bsc in Accounting, Certificate in computer- Based Accounting from Strathclyde University – Glasgow UK. Mr. Zachariah Abimiku Alaku is a member of various professional bodies which includes; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (FCMA), Member, Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM), Facility Management Professional (FMP)-IFMA, Houston, Texas. He started his career with Plateau Agriculture Development Programme where he held the position of Accountant 1, Senior Accountant, Deputy Chief Accountant and later Deputy Financial Controller. He joined the service of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)/ Federal Mortgage Finance Ltd as Assistant General Manager (AGM) and later joined Abuja Investments and Property Development Company Ltd to Head the Finance/Accounts Department. Mr. Zachariah Abimiku Alaku is Chairman Board Audit Committee of AMML Microfinance Bank Ltd.

Mr. Lawal Mijinyawa (Director)

Mr Lawal Mijinyawa is a seasoned risk manager and professional insurance practitioner. He hold a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Abubakar Tafawa University Bauchi, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Abubakar Tafawa University Bauchi, Advance Certificate in management Kaduna Polytechnic and Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from University of Jos. He was the Actuarial Valuation Officer, Branch Manager, Kaduna and later Regional Manager Kano and Head Northern Operations of Niger Insurance Plc. He is currently Executive Director Operation Unity Kapital Assurance Plc. Mr Lawal Mijinyawa attended several local and international training covering all area of insurance. He is the Chairman, Board Enterprise Risk Management Committee of AMML Microfinance Bank Ltd.

Mr. Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo (Director)

Mr. Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo is a successful businessman and entrepreneur, a man of proven broad range of competences, Ibrahim Babayo’s imprint traverses many sectors of the Nigerian economy including estate management, road and building construction, banking, environmental, health and facilities management. He obtained a Diploma in Estate Management from the Kaduna Polytechnic in 1987 and later proceeded to Yaba College of Technology where he earned his Higher National Diploma in 1993 also in Estate Management. Mr. Babayo attended several courses in facilities and project management in Nigeria and beyond, including courses in Cost Minimisation in Construction at the University of Lagos in 1992 and in Service Excellence (facilitated by Arthur Andersen) in 1993. Other courses attended by Mr. Babayo include the one in Bond School in New York facilitated  by Euro-money, (2013), the Leadership Edge: Strategies for new leaders, organized by Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania, USA (November, 2013) and Making Corporate Boards More Effective at Harvard Business School Boston USA in July, 2014. He is a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV). He is the founder of Cosmopolitan Cleaners Limited and a director of Golden Construction Limited, RDS Insurance Brokers Limited, TajBank Foundation among others. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Premium Pension Limited he served as a member of various board committees which comprise Strategic Growth, He is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee of AMML MFB LTD.

Engr. Sa'id Kassim Ilyas (Director)

Engr. Sa’id Kassim Ilyas is a graduate of Civil Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He joined the service of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) in 1990 and rose to the position of a Chief Engineer. He attended several trainings locally and internationally which includes; training on Corporate Governance in London School of Management, Geographic Information System (GIS) and several FCDA Management Staff Leadership Retreats. He is a member of various professional bodies; Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), COREN, Facility Managers Association of Nigeria (FMAN). Engr. Sa’id Kassim Ilyas is Board Member Abuja Market Management Ltd (AMML) and Member Finance and General Purpose Committee of AMML..

Bar. (Mrs.) Hussaina Inuwa Jibril (Company Secretary)

Bar (Mrs) Hussaina Inuwa Jibril is a graduate of Law from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and Nigerian Law School. She is the legal officer of Abuja Markets Management Ltd (AMML) and Company Secretary AMML Microfinance Bank Limited.