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Abdulmumin Jibrin PhD
|Executive Director of Research and Innovation Development, Federal Housing Authority|
October 2021 – May 2022
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Executive Director of Business Development, Federal Housing Authority|
July 2020 – October 2021
|Preceded by||Mrs. Ebere Alalibo|
|Succeeded by||Position repositioned|
|Member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria|
6 June 2011 – 1 November 2019
|Preceded by||Hon. Ubale Jadaga Kiru|
|Succeeded by||Hon. Ali Datti Yako|
9 September 1976 |
|Political party||New Nigeria People’s Party|
|People's Democratic Party (PDP) (2010–2014)
All Progressives Congress
|Alma mater||University of Abuja|
Abdulmumin Jibrin (born 9 September 1976) is a Nigerian politician, businessman, academic, and former member of the Nigerian House of Representatives. He was an All Progressive Congress (APC) member who previously represented Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State. He was born in Kano. He is a member of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Early life and education
Abdulmumin Jibrin was born into the family of Alhaji Labaran Mohammed Jibrin and Hajia Amina Gambo. He had his early education in Kano before being moved to Kaduna and later Abuja where his parents lived at various times to further his study.
Abdulmumin attended Army Primary School Janguza, Kano (1983–1986) before moving to Command Children School Jaji, Kaduna (1986–1988). He had his secondary education at Science Secondary School Abaji, Abuja (1989–1992), and Bwari Secondary School, Abuja (1992–1994). He later proceeded for his higher education and obtained a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Abuja, Nigeria in 1999, M.Sc in International Affairs and Diplomacy at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 2003 and Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of Abuja Nigeria in 2009.
He also attended London Business School 2009–2009, Harvard Business School 2009–2010, International Business House, London 2009, and European Institute of Business Administration INSEAD France, 2009 where he graduated and obtained various certificates in Senior Executive Program (SEP68 LBS), Global Economy Crisis (LBS), Negotiation, Competitive Decision and Deal Process (HBS), Program for Leadership Development (PLD9 HBS), International oil Trading (IBH London) and Telecommunications Strategy and Marketing (INSEAD). He completed the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program (OSLP) in 2016. He holds an MBA from the SBS – Swiss Business School, Zurich, Switzerland 2012–2014.
Abdulmumin Jibrin began his early professional career in media by working with Century Research and Communication Limited and later in the construction industry. After a stint at the communications company and some experience under some building construction companies, he moved on to establish his own company, Green Forest Investment Limited in 2003.
Jibrin later became the Managing Director and subsequently Chairman/CEO of Green Forest Group Limited, with subsidiaries in Energy, Property Development, Investment, Agriculture, Construction, and Engineering. He was also Chairman (Nigeria) of Turkish Construction giant, TASYAPI between 2010 and 2011.
He taught International Relations at Nasarawa State University, Nigeria, and authored publications in the field of International Relations viz- The new face of Nigeria's Foreign Policy, Nigeria's Role in Peace Keeping Operations in Africa. He is also a member of the Nigeria-America and Nigeria-British Chambers of Commerce. He was Chairman Abuja branch of the Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) between 2010 – 2011.
2015 Speakership contest
In March 2015, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin contested and got re-elected to the House of Representatives by the people of his constituency Kiru/Bebeji Kano state, Nigeria. He was an aspirant for the Speakership of the House but later stepped down for Hon Yakubu Dogara, who went on to win, and emerged Speaker of the 8th Assembly. Jibrin was the core-sponsor and the main-supporter of the Yakubu Dogara's 8th Assembly speakership aspiration that led to his emergence.
Speaker Dogara appointed Abdulmumin as the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation. A position he held from 2015 until his resignation in 2016. A few months after his resignation, he was suspended by Dogara after a scandal in which he accused the leadership of the lower house of parliament of padding the annual budget and driving corruption. The suspension lasted for one legislative year, ending in March 2018 after Jibrin reportedly apologized to the House.
2019 Speakership contest
In Nigeria's 2019 National Assembly elections, APC retained the control of the House of Representatives, picking 190 seats. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila was chosen by the ruling party to become the 9th Assembly Speaker. On April 1, 2019, Femi Gbajabiamila's Speakership Campaign Organization named Hon Jibrin as its Director-General.
In his 5 minutes nomination speech, the lawmaker-elect for Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State, Abdulmumin Jibrin described his candidacy as a progressive in the mold of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, adding that Gbajabiamila was a man of the people with a proven track record.
Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, who has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2003, accepted Jibrin's nomination and on 11 April 2019 defeated his opponent, Hon Mohammed Umar Bago, with 283 votes.
Exit from the House
In January 2020, Jibrin lost his House of Representatives seat to the PDP's Ali Datti-Yako after a re-run was conducted in his federal constituency.
Beyond politics and his business engagements, Jibrin has a deep interest in philanthropy through which he instituted awards and yearly donations/lectures at the NYSC camps across Nigeria. He was the sole sponsor of his alma mater, University of Abuja reunion event. Jibrin has also provided needful equipment that would improve academic endeavors at the university and renovated some of the institution's academic buildings. He co-founded Lailife Foundation dedicated to the less privileged and also sits on the board of AYAHAY Foundation., a charity founded by his wife, Maryam Augie-Abdulmumin.
Honours and awards
Jibrin has received several awards and honors for his meritorious achievements both in professional and public life. He has also been inducted into different professional bodies for his sterling contributions to professional practices in accordance with the global standards. In 2000, Jibrin was bestowed with the Award of Life Membership by the Students' Union Government, University of Abuja, Nigeria.
In 2009, the United Nations Global Peace Foundation award was conferred on Jibrin as a Peace Ambassador. He was a recipient of the Icon of Hope Award by the African-Caribbean Society of the University of Reading in 2010. He was also honored as a World Youth Ambassador by the Youth Federation for World Peace in 2010.
In 2012, Jibrin was inducted as Fellow Chartered Institute of Finance and Control by Nigeria CIFN. Also in the same year, he received an Award of Excellence for Best House Committee Chair by the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN). In November 2012, he was honored with an award for Legislative Excellence by the 7th National Assembly Media Merit Award. In early 2013, Jibrin was accorded the Distinguished Award for Contribution to National Development by the Nigeria Conservation, UK. Later in 2013, he was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for philanthropic Work by the Justice & Fairness Organisation, Kano State.
Jibrin was honored with the Most Outstanding National Committee Chair (Revenue Development) by the Disciples of Democracy in Frankfurt Germany in 2013 and in 2014 he was inducted as a fellow of the Institute of Mass Communication & Information Management of Nigeria and fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria. For his philanthropy milestone, Jibrin was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in 2012. Abdulmumin Jibrin holds the traditional title of Jarman Bebeji conferred on him by the Kano Emirate Council in November 2012.