Hassan Muhammed Gusau's Profile

Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi (born 21 April 1968) is a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He is Nigeria's current Minister of State for Science and Technology. He was Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice for Nasarawa State and the Secretary to the State Government (SSG). He is a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

Early life and Education

Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi was born in Uke, in present day Karu local government area of Nasarawa State. He attended Central Primary School Uke from 1973 to 1979 were he obtained his first school leaving certificate. Between 1979 and 1984, he studied at Government Secondary School, Uke, were he received his West African School Certificate and General Certificate of Education. In 1990, he bagged a Combined Honours Bachelor of Laws in Common/Sharia Law from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991 after graduating from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos. He served in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Enugu State, under Mssrs Ukpabi, Ukpabi & Co. (Legal Practitioners).


Career

In 1993, Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi began his career as a lawyer with Messrs Ola Olanipekun & Co. (Prime Chambers), as an Associate Attorney. He is Founding Partner Tafida Chambers (Messrs Hammart & CO. Solicitors/Advocates), Abuja. Between 2006 and 2011 he was Vice President, Administrative and Regulatory, Intercell Tech. Limited; and Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, Lagos. Between 2000 and 2002, he served as Deputy General Manager/Company Secretary, Nasarawa Investment & Property Development Company, after serving as Chairman, Karu local government in 1996.He was appointed into the Nasarawa State Executive Council by Governor Abdullahi Adamu, and served as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and Special Adviser from 2003 to 2005. He is described as a bedrock of principles and a moral compass.
He was appointed Secretary to the State Government of Nasarawa by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and served from 2017 to 2019 before his appointment into the Federal Executive council by President Muhammadu Buhari.During his ministerial screening at the Senate, there were appeals from some senators for him to enjoy the privilege reserved for former lawmakers to 'take a bow'; with little or no scrutiny. Their appeals were based on his previous exploits in state governance. He however answered a few questions on women empowerment and security.After his successful screening, he was assigned by President Muhammadu Buhari to serve in his cabinet as Minister for State, Science and Technology.

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