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RESUME OF PROF. BABAGANA UMARA ZULUM
Engr. Prof. Baba Gana Umara, mni, fnse
E. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES
• University of Maiduguri 2005-2009
• University of Ibadan 1997-1998
• University of Maiduguri 1990-1994
• Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri 1986-1988
• Government Secondary School, Monguno 1980-1985
• Mafa Primary School 1975-1980
i. Ph.D ( Soil and Water Engineering) 2009
ii. M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering 1998
(Soil and Water)
iii. B,Eng. (AgriculturalEngineering) 1994
iiii. National Diploma in Irrigation Engineering 1988
v. General Certificate of Education 1985
vi. Primary School Certificate 1980
i. Member, National Institute for Policy and Strategic
Studies, NIPSS (mni)
ii. COREN Registered Engineer
iii. Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering
1. United States of America
2. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
6. Saudi Arabia
13. Gambia, The
16. Burkina Faso
I Was A Taxi Driver For 16 Years – Professor BABAGANA UMARA ZULUM Told Daily Trust
Babagana Umara Zulum, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno state, says he was a commercial driver from 1984 to 1999.
Zulum, a professor of irrigation engineering at the University of Maiduguri, disclosed this in an interview with Daily Trust.
The academician spoke about his humble beginnings in Loskuri village, Mafa local government area of Borno.
“Every day, I trekked for seven kilometers to reach my father’s farm from our home,” he said.
“From 1984 to around 1999 (16 years) I became a commercial driver of taxis, particularly Peugeot 404. At some point, I also drove buses carrying passengers to different villages, and neighboring states. At a later time, I drove commercial pickup trucks carrying firewood from forests. While working as commercial driver, I learned how to fix any vehicle I drove.”
Zulum said he become responsible for his own education at class five, narrating how he worked hard to make ends meet.
He recalled how he gained admission into Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, in 1986, to study irrigation engineering while living with a relative about eight kilometers from campus.
“I trekked for eight kilometers from Kofa Biyu to Ramat Polytechnic and back whenever I had lectures. But I was already used to long walks all my life, as I couldn’t afford transport to school. Whenever I drove taxis and returned the vehicles to owners, I used what I got for my basic school needs. I later also became a commercial operator of grinding machine, and I owned one in Mafa, and during weekends I went there to serve customers,” he said.
In 2015, Zulum was appointed pioneer Borno commissioner for reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement, which he said was one of the biggest challenges in his life.
He said: “Governor Shettima told me in September 2015 that he was trusting me with so much funds for the rebuilding of hundreds of communities destroyed by Boko Haram, and he was worried about the displacement of more than two million people of the state. That appointment was one major challenge, and I took it up ready to die doing it or trying.”
Zulum clinched the APC governorship ticket after beating seven of the 21 contenders that participated in the primary.