Engr. Sadiq Abubakar Sa‟ad was born in Lagos on 27th July, 1966. He started his primary school education in Lagos but transferred to Central Primary School, Gombe, in 1971 and left in Primary Seven in 1977. He worked as a Pupil Teacher in the same school. In 1978, he gained admission into the Government Secondary School, Billiri, and came out with Division One in the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE).
After his secondary school education, he was admitted into the School of Basic Studies of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, for his Advanced Level Course. After obtaining his „A‟ Levels through the IJMB Certificate, he was admitted into the Department of Civil Engineering of ABU, Zaria, in 1984 and graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) in 1989. He had his National Youth Service at the Headquarters of the Nigerian Railway Corporation in Lagos in 1990.
After the completion of his NYSC, he was employed by the defunct National Primary Education Commission as Civil Engineer II. In 1991 when the Commission was scrapped, he joined the service of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, where he worked at various times with the Physical Planning Unit and Works Department. In 1994 when the National
Primary Education Commission wasreconstituted, he rejoined the organisation.He has been with the organization till date.
Engr. Sa‟ad is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and a registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Structural Engineers and Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers. He has vast experience in Design, Planning, Construction, Supervision and Management.
He has attended many courses both locally and internationally. He is married and has children.
His hobbies include reading, travelling, game hunting, tennis and badminton.
The Department of Physical Planning coordinates the intervention of infrastructural development in order to ensure the delivery of qualitative basic education in the 36 States and FCT. The interventions are provided by Donor Agencies, Corporate Organizations and Federal Government using different models. This is achieved through the activities and programmes of the Department.
Most of the staff have been posted to the six (6) geo-political zones across the country to serve as resident supervisors/monitors for the various interventions and capital projects in the States.
The Department is headed by a Director and has three (3) Units namely: Architecture, Engineering and Quantity Surveying. The Architectural Unit consists of Planners and Architects. The Engineering Unit has Civil Engineers, Building Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers while the Quantity Surveying Unit consists of Quantity Surveyors, Land Surveyors and
Estate Surveyors. It has resident supervisors that supervise projects in the 36 States and FCT. They report to both the Director of Physical Planning and the Zonal Director of the States where they are posted as residents.
The specific functions of the Department include:
The Department recorded the following achievements in the year under review:
The Department faced the following constraints in the discharge of its functions:
The following activities are on-going in the Department:
The following are the activities that the Department intends to carry out in the future:
Despite the constraints mentioned above, the Department, with the support of the various Departments and Management of the Commission, was able to record the above achievements and it is the hope of the department to record more achievements in the years to come.
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She hails from Bende LGA of Abia State. She holds a B.Sc, 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Dr. Danjuma hails from Bauchi State. He obtained M.Sc Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Abuja, MBA form Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Economics from the Loughborough University, UK.