Umar Alhaji Umar hails from Birnin Kebbi in Kebbi State. He was born on 10th September, 1963 in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. He had his primary education and secondary education at Nasarawa Primary School and Haliru Abdu College respectively at Birnin Kebbi.

After his graduation from College in 1980, he proceeded to Kaduna Polytechnic where he obtained a National Diploma (ND) and a Higher National Diploma (HND) both in Purchasing & Supply in 1983 & 1986 respectively. He served the Nation (NYSC) in 1986/87 with the then Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) at Okpara Avenue, Enugu, in the old Anambra State.

In his determination to further his studies, in 1998, Mr Umar proceeded and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing again from the Kaduna Polytechnic and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Abuja in 2007. Still hungry for more Education, he enrolled at the Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria in 2007 where he bagged a Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PGD).

Similarly and in his quest for more knowledge, sequel to the passage of the Public Procurement Act in 2007 by the National Assembly, which culminated into the creation of the Procurement Cadre in the Federal Civil Service, Mr Umar seized the opportunity and became one of the pioneer officers to gain admission with the prestigious University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom where he obtained an MBA in Business Strategy & Procurement Management in 2010. Still not tired of learning, he has just been admitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi for an M.Ed in Educational Administration and Planning.

After serving the Nation, Mr Umar started his carrier in 1988 with Leventis Nigeria Limited and deployed to its subsidiary, the Nigeria Bottling Company, Lagos as a Senior Stores Officer from 1988 to 1991. He left the company in 1991 to join the Abuja Building Society Limited, Kaduna as Manager of Operations from 1991 to 1995 and thereafter joined the HNB Trustees Limited, Ikoyi, Lagos State as officer Investment in 1996.

Barely a year at the HNB Trustees, Umar resigned his appointment and joined the Federal Civil Service through the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals Development in August 1996. Mr Umar worked in several capacities with the Federal Government, including, Federal Ministry of Industry, Federal Ministry of Interior, Federal Ministry of Petroleum, Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Inland Revenue Service and presently at the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) as the pioneer Director Procurement of the newly established Department of Procurement.


Mr Umar is a Member of many professional associations prominent of which are as follows:
  1. Member, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), United
  1. Member, Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN),
  2. Founding Member, Procurement Professionals Association of Nigeria (PPAN),
  3. Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, (CILT), Nigeria
Umar was also a member of the Planning & Implementation Committee that established the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, which was coordinated by the National Universities Commission, (NUC), Abuja in 2007.

Dame (Mrs.) Comfort Iheme – Rep. South East

She hails from Bende LGA of Abia State. She holds a B.Sc, 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Dr. Danjuma Adamu Dabo – Rep. North East

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.