Born in Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa State in April 1963. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Engineering in 1984 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He also attended the University of Reading, United Kingdom where he obtained a Master Degree in Project Management in 2004.
Adamu is a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE).
Engineer Adamu is currently the Managing Director of Integrated Engineering a$$ociates (IEA), a leading firm of civil/ structural, electrical, mechanical, and environmental engineering consultancy based in Kaduna, Nigeria.
He served as a member of Presidential Campaign Council and Election Monitoring Committee, Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign Organisation 2015.