Mrs. Aisha Abubakar – State minister Industry, Trade and Investment
Aisha Abubakar from Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State was born on 20th of July, 1966. She attended Corona School and Queen’s College, Lagos and proceeded to the United Kingdom to complete her Ordinary and Advanced level certificates. She later obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick in 1990 and completed her Master’s Degree in Development Studies at the University of Leeds, in 1991.
She worked at the African Development Bank (ADB), Abidjan as Senior Bilateral Co-operation Officer from 1993 to 1997 and in the Lagos office of ADB from 1998 to 1999.
From 2010, Aisha Abubakar worked at the Abuja Enterprise Agency, rising to the position of Managing Director in 2013, a position she held until June this year.
Before her ministerial nomination, Aisha Abubakar was the Director, Corporate Services in the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).