Nigeria: General Elections 2019

Time until Saturday, 16 February 2019, 08:00:00 (Lagos time)

National Commissioners

Retired Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Muazu

AIR VICE MARSHAL was born on 6th September, 1957 at Gombe, Gombe State. He had his early education in Gombe, Kaduna and Maiduguri between 1964 -1975.

He joined the Nigerian Air Force(NAF) as a Potential Pilot in June 1976 and was commissioned Pilot Officer into Air Traffic Control (ATC) Specialty in 1979. He rose steadily and progressively through to the heist professional rank of Air Vice Marshal (AVM) in 2007. He voluntarily retires from service of NAF in 2013.

AVM Mu’azu (Rtd) is a fully qualified ATC (Approach Radar Control) officer holding both Civil and Military Licenses with ratings in Aerodrome, Approach Control and Approach Radar Control Positions. He was deployed to purely Ai Traffic Control duties for 12 years (1979 -1991) at Murtala Mohammed International Airport and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.

PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION

  • Had his basic military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy from June – December 1979.
  • His junior command and staff course was at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji – 1988, graduating with a B grade and an award.
  • Attended the senior command and staff course at Ghana Armed Forces Staff College (GAFSC) Teshie, Accra 1991 – 1992, finishing well above average with a srong recommendation for appointment as Directing Staff.
  • He was a member of National War College (NEC) Course 12 at the then National War College (NWC) now National Defence College (NDC), Abuja from 2003 – 2004. Graduated again, with a strong recommendation to return to the College as a Directing Staff.

HIGHEST ACADEMIC EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • Msc Strategic Studies – University of Ibadan 2004 -2005.

NOTABLE POSTINGS AND APPOINTMENTS

He served various Command and Staff appointments within the NAF and in Tri-service establishments. Notable among these appointments are:-

  • Directing Staff (Dept of Air Warfare) –AFCSC Jaji                      1992 – 1995
  • Military Airport Comandant, Kano – 1996   – 1998

Coordinating with other agencies and ensuring National and Aviation security at the Airport.

  • Military Assistant to Chief of Defence Staff 1998  -1999
  • Chief Instructor – AFCSC Jaji                                                              2000 -2003
  • Commander NAF Base Makurdi 2004 -2006
  • Commander NAF Base Kaduna 2006 -2007
  • Director Recuirtment HQ NAF 2007
  • Director Production (Defence Headquarters) 2007 -2008
  • Air Officer Inspection (in charge of Standards Evaluation and Safety) – HQ NAF 2008 – 2010.
  • Commandant AFCSC, Jaji 2010 – 2012

ADHOC NATIONAL ASSIGNMENT

  • Member, Special Military Tribunal, Jos. 1997

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Officer of Order of the Niger, OON
  • Distinguished Service Star (DSS)
  • Passed Staf Couse Dagger (psc(+)).
  • Fellow of the War College (fwc)

MARITAL STATUS

Married with children and grand children

HOBBIES

  • Poultry Farming and Long-range Driving

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOHAMMED KUDU HARUNA

Mohammed Haruna was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, on September 22, 1951. He had his primary school education at Tudun Wada Junior Primary School, Kano (1957 to 1960) and Kuka Primary School, Kano (1961 to 1964). He attended Government College, Bida, his home town, between 1965 and 1969, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, between 1971 and 1975, Glasgow College of Technology, Scotland, in 1979/1980, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1983/1984 and Harvard Advanced Management Programme in 1995.

He worked in New Nigerian Newspapers Company Ltd. between 1976 and 1989 where he rose from a cub reporter to managing director. He was co-founder and chief executive of the rested Citizen newsmagazine between 1990 and 1994. He served in the military administration of General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar as his chief press secretary between October 1998 and May 1999. He taught in the Mass Communications Department of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, as a Senior Lecturer between 2008 and 2014.

Haruna was a political columnist between 1978 and 2016 in several publications including New Nigerian, Today, Trust, Nation, Gamji.com and Newsdiaryonline.

In recent years he has delivered papers on Politics, Journalism and Mass Communication as a resource person at seminars, lectures and workshops organised by universities and institutions like the Nigerian Press Council, the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Haruna is a Fellow of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Guild of Editors and African Center for Democratic Governance.

Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu

Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu
Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu

Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu

Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu is a National Electoral Commissioner in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s election management body. Prior to his appointment to the Commission in 2016, he

was Professor of Political Science and concurrently Research Professor in Development Studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He began his academic career at the University of Nigeria in 1983 and rose to the rank of professor in 2000. He was at various times the Dean of Social Sciences, Director of the Institute for Development Studies and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at the University. Professor Ibeanu was also the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Innovations in Development (IID), an independent think-tank of scholars and activists based in Enugu.

From 2004 to 2010, Professor Ibeanu was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of toxic wastes on the enjoyment of human rights. As Special Rapporteur, he led the successful review and expansion of the toxic waste mandate of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to cover all forms of movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes, whether illicit or licit. He conducted investigative country missions to several countries including India, The Netherlands, Kyrgyzstan, Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania and produced over twenty reports for the United Nations Human Rights Council. Professor Ibeanu was also a member of Coordinating Committee of Special Procedures of the Council.

In the course of an academic career spanning over thirty years, Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu has been a Fellow of the United Nations University, a visiting scholar at the Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, as well as visiting professor in the Conflict, Security and Development Group at King’s College London. He has been a doctoral external examiner at King’s College London and mentored several Fellows at the Africa Leadership Centre run by King’s College and the University of Nairobi. He has served in several governing boards, academic councils and scientific committees, in Nigeria and internationally, including the Governing Board of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (Lagos, Nigeria), International Governing Council of the Centre for Democracy and Development (Abuja, Nigeria), Governing Board of Stakeholder Democracy Network (London, UK) and the Scientific Committee of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project, a project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (Bonn, Germany).

In 2010, Professor Ibeanu was appointed as the Chief Technical Adviser to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In that capacity, he was an important member of the team that designed innovations that transformed the conduct of elections in Nigeria between 2010 and 2015. He led the design of a new election security framework for the Commission and production of the first comprehensive election plan for the Commission on which the 2015 general elections were conducted. His commitment to establishing INEC as a knowledge-driven and globally respected EMB led to several institution building activities at the Commission, including the production of a strategic plan, a communication policy, a gender policy, as well as creating a new mechanism for Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) voting. As Chief Technical Adviser, Professor Ibeanu raised substantial funds for the Commission from development partners to support innovative work at INEC, including training in Basic Security in Election Duties, a web-based security-training module for election workers, Election Management System, Election Risk Management Tool, Election Violence Mitigation Tool, as well as the establishment of a Virtual Library at the Electoral Institute of the Commission.

In the past thirty-three years, Professor Ibeanu has taught and conducted research on elections, development, human rights, environment, population displacement, conflict and security at the university level. He has over 100 widely cited publications to his credit.

Engineer Abubakar Nahuche

Engineer Abubakar Nahuche, an indigene of Zamfara state, had his secondary education at Government Day Secondary School, Katsina where he obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC), Division One in 1971.  After acquiring his Advanced Level Certificate in 1973, passing a subject combination of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in flying colours, he attended the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He then proceeded to the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, United States of America and studied for his Master’s degree in the same discipline between 1976 and 1978.

 

Commissioner Nahuche also undertook a six-month Short Service Course at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Zaria in 1979; the Jungle Warfare & Combat Survival Course at the Nigerian School of Infantry, Jaji in 1980 and the Junior Staff College Course at the Command and Staff College also in Jaji in 1981.

 

He worked, at various times, as Project Manager, Nigerian Army Fixed Communication Project (with a budget of $50 million) between 1978 and 1981; Assistant to the Commander, Corps of Signals of the Nigerian Army from 1983 to 1984; Special Assistant to the Minister of Communication, and was with the Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO) from 1984 to 1986.

 

He served in diverse senior management capacities at the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) as Deputy Director, Transmission Planning until 1993; General Manager, North East Zone and Executive Director (Long Distance Communications) until 2000 when he retired.

 

Among his several achievements, Engineer Nahuche was credited with having raised NITEL’s revenue for rendering international services from $4million to $100 million yearly. He also developed a Pay Phone market for NITEL between March 1998 and December 1999, which increased revenue for the service from $6 million to $14 million by the end of 1999.

 

He was a member of the African Committee of Experts that led to the establishment of the Regional African Satellite Communication Organisation (RASCOM), with headquarters in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivore. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NITEL in June 2007 and served till February 2008.

 

After a successful career at NITEL, he joined Intercellular Telecommunications Ltd and served in various capacities as Vice President, Northern Operations; Chief Operations Officer and Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

 

Prior to his appointment as National Commissioner, he established Metronet Communications and was its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.

 

He is happily married with children.

 

 

Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu

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May Agbamuche-Mbu is a seasoned legal practitioner with over three decades of experience working with diverse clients in both the Public and Private sector. May hails from Delta State though she was born in Kano where she attended St. Louis Secondary School, later graduating from the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1984 with an LLB in Law.

Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu

Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu

After her call to the Bar in 1985, she attended the College of Law, London and qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. May has an LLM with specialisation in Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, London and completed two postgraduate degree programs in International Dispute Resolution and International Business Law respectively. May is also an expert in Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of the United Kingdom Nigeria branch where she has served as Secretary to the Institute.

Between March 2010 and November 2011 May served on the Presidential Projects Assessment Committee (PPAC) as the sole solicitor, evaluating an extensive nationwide portfolio of major unfinished public projects in Nigeria and in March 2016, May was further appointed a member of the Ministerial Committee set up to prepare ‘The Road Map for the Solid Minerals Sector’.
Before her appointment as a National Commissioner for INEC, May was the managing partner of her law firm in Lagos, Norfolk Partners and also the editor of THISDAY LAWYER, a weekly legal pullout in one of the nation’s most widely read newspapers. From January 2014 to September 2016, May published 120 legal editorials under her column LEGAL EAGLE. Her consistent exposure to public affairs/related projects put her in a unique position to build a reputable body of commentary and expert opinion in many specialised areas. Her work remains a source of public advocacy on many national and international issues.

Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola

Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola (JP)
Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola was born on the 7th of May, 1952 in Oyo, Oyo State.Had his Secondary Education at

Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola (JP)

Dr. Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola (JP)

Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo from 1964 to 1969. He was briefly at Government College Ibadan between January and April 1970; from where he gained admission into the University of Ibadan through a concessional examination and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science with 2nd Class Upper in 1974.

Had his National Youth Service Corps program (NYSC) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Veterinary Service) Yola, where he served as Animal Husbandry Officer from August 1974 to June 1975. In August 1975 he joined Oyo State Central Schools Board, Ibadan and served as Agricultural Science Teacher till October 1976. He was employed as Agricultural Officer II by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Oyo from October 1976 to November 1977.

 

In November 1977, he returned to the University of Ibadan for his Doctoral Degree in Animal Science with specialization in Environmental Physiology; which he bagged in December 1981.

 

He was employed by then Oyo State College of Education (now Emmanuel Alayande College of Education) as Lecturer II in 1982. He rose through the ranks to become a        Chief Lecturer in 1993. Between January and June 2000, he was the Deputy Provost/Acting Provost of the Institution. He was thereafter appointed the Substantive Provost of the Institution in June 2000; the position he occupied till June 2008.

 

In the course of his Lecturing Career, Dr. Ogunmola returned to the Premier University to obtain a Master of Education Degree in Educational Management in 1991. He also obtained a Diploma in Accounting/Management Information System from the Federal School of Surveying, Oyo in 1999.

 

Dr. Ogunmola took up Federal appointment as INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) from July 2010 to July 2015. He was appointed as INEC National Electoral Commissioner in December 2016; the position he occupies till date.

 

As a Lecturer and Researcher; he has authored, co-authored many books and publications. He has also delivered papers at different Workshop and Seminars both within and outside the Country. He was a member of a Federal Government Delegation on a Study Tour of United Kingdom (UK) in 2004 and he led INEC Election Observation Team to Argentina in October 2011.

He enjoys membership of some professional bodies, which include Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN), National Association of Agricultural Educators in Nigerian Colleges of Education (NAAENCE), National Association of Technology Teachers (NATT) and National Society of Animal Production (NSAP).

Dr. Ogunmola is a recipient of many honours, laurels and awards, which include National Award for Brilliant Performance (Full Scholarship for Academic Distinction) in 1972, Pfizer Lifestock Feeds Prize for the Best Student in Animal Science in the B.Sc. (Agric.) Degree Final Examination in 1974.

He is a Fellow of the National Association of Technology Teachers (FNATT). The Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria (SSUCCOE) awarded him Best Provost among Provosts of Colleges of Education in Nigeria in 2003. Got Recognition Award from Oyo State Government in 2004. He was conferred an Award of Excellence in Recognition of Noble Contribution to Education in Oyo State by Oyo State Ministry of Education. Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo Central Library was named after him as “Adekunle Ogunmola Library” in 2009. He is a Justice of Peace.

 

He has peculiar interest in Farming, Reading, Sports and Recreation. He is a member of the Rotary Club; Oyo Metropolis, Oyo Premier Club, The Oyo Pinaccle Club (TOPIC),         Oyo Tenis Club and Ibadan Social Group (ISG). He is an enthusiast in Christian Evangelism. Happily married with children.

Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo

Alhaji Baba Shettima Arfo
Baba Shettima Arfo was born on 31st March, 1951. He hails from Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. He attended Bama Central Primary School between 1958 and 1961. He also attended Bama Boarding Senior P. School from 1962 to 1964 where he obtained Primary School Leaving Certificate.

Baba Arfo went to Government Secondary School Maiduguri (now Government College) where he got the WASC ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level certificates respectively. He later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and obtained B.A. In 2000, Baba Arfo attended the Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.

Before his appointment as National Commissioner in Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Baba  Shettima Arfo, has served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Information, Education, Health, Commerce and Establishment at various times.

He was one time Secretary to the State Government and Head of Service and served as Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs. Commissioner Arfo was also a Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture at one time and Director of Personnel Management, Ministry of Education.

During his years in serve, he served as Deputy Chief Inspector of Education, Borno State, Lecturer Borno State College of Basic Studies Maiduguri.

Baba Shettima Arfo mni is happily married with children.

Prof. Antonia Taiye Okoosi-Simbine

Dr. Antonia Taiye Okoosi-Simbile
Prof. Anthonia Simbine was born a twin in Kaduna, Kaduna state where she lived most of my early life, and hails from Ayere in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi state. She holds a first degree in Public Administration (1980-1984) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and her MSc and PhD degrees in Political Science from the University of Ibadan. She won the British Council Fellowship award to the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom in 1993 as part of her PhD programme.

Until her appointment, she was a researcher at the Federal Government owned Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) in Ibadan, where she rose from youth corps member in 1984 to the rank of Research Professor (2010) and Director of the Social and Governance Policy Research Department (SGPRD). Her main areas of interest and in which she worked, published and consulted include Public sector, Legislatures, Politics and Elections in Nigeria; Gender issues in especially (Women’s) Education and Political Participation; International Relations/Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution; as well as issues in socio-economic development and good governance.

In year 2000, she was a resource person for the Swedish – based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), on “Democracy Assessment in Nigeria”. In 2002/2003 she was a Scholar, at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi on an exchange programme during which she compared political party system in India with that in Nigeria.

Antonia Simbine was a Consultant to the Presidency’s Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) Abuja in 2008 and worked with the Sub-Committee on Electoral Systems. She was later appointed a Member, INEC Registration and Election Review Committee (RERC), (August-November, 2011). In 2013, she was appointed a Faculty Member and Reviewer for the New York based Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship Program of the Social Science Research Council.

Prof. Simbine is a member of several professional organizations promoting democratic governance and development such as both the Nigerian and International Political Science Associations. She also teaches on the Peace and Conflict Studies Programme of the University of Ibadan and is External Examiner (undergraduate and post-graduate) to the Universities of Benin and Ilorin and Al-Hikmah University in Ilorin. She speaks Yoruba and Hausa fluently.

She brings with her in-depth experience researching on political parties in Nigeria through examining them in relation to internal party democracy, How Citizens view Political Parties, Political Parties and Democratic Sustenance in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic and the Role of the Legislature in Democracy.

Prince Soyebi Adedeji Solomon

Prince Soyebi Adedeji Solomon
He is blue-blooded, a prince of Ikereku family of Egba land in Abeokuta, Ogun State. In other words, he has an aristocratic lineage, yet an experienced election manager.

 

Prince Solomon Adedeji Soyebi is no stranger at all to elections and the electoral process, having started off as a Resident Electoral Commissioner in Abia State

 

An old boy of the famous Baptist Boys High School (BBHS), Abeokuta, Prince Soyebi, studied Chemistry at the University of Ibadan (UI). A respected Educationist, Prince Soyebi, has been instrumental to moulding and mentoring of lot of youths.

 

As a great team player with wide knowledge of electoral matters, he was appointed Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the expiration of the tenure of the then Chairman, Professor Maurice Maduakolam Iwu.

 

Before his appointment as Acting Chairman, he was the National Commissioner in charge of Electoral Operations.

 

Currently, the two-time National Commissioner is supervising the Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), ensuring that Nigerians get adequate Voter Education and electoral information.

 

Interestingly, when Prince Soyebi is not attending to electoral matters, he relaxes by watching football and playing lawn tennis. He is happily married and blessed with Children.

 

Dr. Muhammed Mustafa Lecky

Dr. Muhammed Mustafa LECKY (Ph.D.)
Dr. Muhammed Mustafa Lecky was born in Auchi, Edo State. He attended High School in Agbede, Edo State and (HSC) Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. He was admitted to the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Ibadan in 1976/77. With a Federal Government scholarship he left the University of Ibadan to Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa, United States and graduated B.S. in Urban & Regional Planning (1979). He obtained

Dr. Muhammed Mustafa LECKY (Ph.D.)

Dr. Muhammed Mustafa LECKY (Ph.D.)

a double-Masters Degree in Demography/Urban & Regional Planning (1981), followed by a Ph.D. in Demography (with a focus in Health-Demography) from the University of California, Berkeley, California (1990). He is a Fellow of the Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1990/1992 he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (as a MacArthur Foundation Fellow) at the Harvard University School of Public Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He had additional advance training and certificates in health systems (health reforms, health economics and healthcare financing) from the World Bank Institute; and Management Information Systems (MIS) from RIPA – UK and NIIT. He had been a USAID Fellow at the Population Reference Bureau, Washington, DC. Professionally, Dr. Lecky is a Demographer with expertise in Management Information Systems, Healthcare Systems, Healthcare Financing and Project Management.

 

Just before his appointment as INEC National Commissioner, Dr. Lecky worked as the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON). HERFON is a leading Civil Society Organization (CSO) that drafted and successfully coordinated the legislative advocacy for the passage of the National Health Act, in December 2014. He had also served as a Senior Policy & Strategic Adviser to Canada International Development and Research Center (IDRC). And prior to joining HERFON in 2013 Dr. Lecky was for eight years the Director of Planning, Research & Statistics at the Federal Ministry of Health; and he had also been the Executive Secretary/CEO of the National Health Insurance Scheme – NHIS (2004-2006). It was during his tenure at the NHIS that the nationwide commencement of the health insurance coverage was started for the first time in Nigeria in June 2005.

 

In 1991/1992, Dr. Lecky was appointed a Research Associate at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was a consultant to several United Nations agencies – UN Population Division; UNICEF; and UNDP. In between 1995 – 2010, Dr. Lecky worked as International Consultant and then as a National Project Coordinator for the World Bank-funded Nigeria Health Systems Fund Project/Health Systems Development Project. The health-financing project was implemented across all the states of the federation. Dr. Lecky has had a number of successes with several internationally competitive application-based health-funded programs and projects from the Global Fund (GF); Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI); Strategic Information Management Program (SIMP), Canada; National Strategic Information (NIS) project, UNDP, etc.

 

Dr. Lecky has had many notable contributions to the Nigeria health sector. He lead the development and implementation of a number of major health policy initiatives, such as: the National Health Management Information System (NHMIS); the National Health Policy; the Presidential Initiative for Accelerated Achievement of Health Millennium Development Goals; the Health Sector Reform Programme, 2004-2007; and served as the Chairman of the National Reference Group on the National Strategic Health Development Plan (National Health Plan), 2010-2015.

 

At the global level Dr. Lecky served as the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the International 2nd High-Level-Forum (HLF) on MDGs, Abuja, 2004; co-Chair of the LOC for the Abuja HIV/AIDS Summit, 2001; and served as a consultant to WHO-HQ, Geneva, on Information Systems Strategy; and was appointed a WHO African Regional Expert in Health Information Systems. He has provided extensive country-level Technical Assistance on health information systems to: Namibia; Botswana; WHO-African Regional Office – Brazzaville; Zimbabwe; Seychelles; and Sierra Leone. In 2009 through December 2010 Dr. Lecky was Vice-Chair of the WHO/Tropical Disease Research (TDR) program Joint Coordinating Board (JCB) and an ex-officio member of other TDR governing bodies (TDR Standing Committee, and TDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee). Dr. Lecky has had extensive national-level representation at high-level international meetings: Commonwealth Health Ministers (CHM) meeting; WHO World Health Assembly in Geneva; UN General Assembly (UNGAS) special sessions and summits in New York; High-level Forum on AID Effectiveness; International Health Partners & related initiatives (IHP+) Forum; UN Secretary-General MDG+10 Summit; Global Fund Replenishment Conference; and WHO-Africa Regional Committee meetings, etc.…

 

Dr. Lecky holds the princely/royal title of the GALADIMA OF AUCHI KINGDOM, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria.

Amina Bala Zakari

National Commissioner Hajia Amina B. Zakari
Amina Bala Zakari, a pharmacist by profession hails from Jigawa State. She completed her Secondary Education from the prestigious Queens College Yaba, Lagos. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.sc) degree in Pharmacy with Second Class upper (Best Graduating Student) in 1980 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

After completing the National Youth Service, she worked as a Professional Pharmacist in various hospitals from 1983 – 1996. She then moved into the consultancy field to serve in various capacities as a consultant in Health and Social Services from 1997 up till her appointment as National Commissioner, INEC.  She has also served as a Special Assistant to the President and was posted to FCT where she served as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Social Development and Agriculture and Rural Development from 2004 – 2007.

Her Consultancy services covered Federal MDAs (FMWH, NAFDAC, NPHCDA etc) MDGs and the Private Sector.

Amina Bala Zakari is a registered Pharmacist and Member Pharmacist’s Society of Nigeria as well as Member of Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM).

Other qualifications obtained include, Certificate in Managing Drugs Supply for Primary Health Care from MHS Amsterdam in 1997, Certificate in Project Management 1998, Certificate in Senior Management from Crown Agents London in 2005 Certificate in Executive Education in Business Management from Harvard Business School.