M. Abubakar Muhammad
University Bursar

Abubakar Muhammad was born in Katsina in December, 1969. He attended Gafai Primary School Katsina from 1974 – 1980 and Government Day Secondary School katsina, 1980 – 1985, where he obtained Certificates of Primary Education and General Certificate of Education ordinary level (GCE O’ Level) respectively.

Abubakar is a graduate of Accounting and Financial management from University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. Prior to that however, he attended Kaduna polytechnic from 1986 – 1989 where he obtained National Diploma (ND) in Accountancy. Subsequently, he went back to the same Institution and successfully obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy in 1992.

Abubakar attended Bayero University, Kano and obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and Masters Degree in Business Administration in the year 2000 and 2004 respectively. Similarly, he qualified as a Professional Accountant after being admitted as a member of the Association of National accountant of Nigeria (ANAN) in the year 2005. He is an Associate Member of the chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and currently a student Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS).

 Abubakar, is an experienced Accountant, started his working career as an Assistant Executive Officer Accounts with the Katsina State Water Board in 1989 and crosses over to Katsina State Development Fund where he served in various capacities and involved in several duties such as Treasury, Accounts Preparation and Budgeting and rose to head the Accounts and Finance Department of the organization in January, 2007.

In 2008, he joined the services of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina as Chief Accountant and was promoted to the rank of Deputy Bursar in October, 2011, the position he held until his appointment as second substantive Bursar of the University with effect from 23rd March, 2015.

Abubakar attended various training programmes in both Nigeria and overseas on Financial Management, Auditing, tax Administration, Project Finance, Contract Administration, Investment and Portfolio Management and Islamic  banking and Finance, among others.  In the year 2012 he was sponsored by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) for three months University lecture’s training enhancement program at Grenoble Graduate school of Business, France.

Abubakar is married and blessed with children.

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