|BIOGRAPHY: ALHAJI MAMMAN ABUBAKAR|
He was born on 19th October 1969 into the family of Mr. Otaru Momoh Yusuf and Hajia Hawawu Yusuf in Okene, Kogi State.
He had his primary education in St. Andrew's in 1982 and secondary education in Okene Secondary School (OSS) 1987.
Upon leaving secondary school, Alhaji Mamman joined his uncle, Mr. Siyaka Momoh Fache in Abeokuta, Ogun State where he was privileged to gain employment in 1989 as a Junior Staff with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Ilorin Branch in Kwara State.
As a determined and enterprising young man, Alh. Mamman he enrolled as an external candidate at Muhyideen Arabic Secondary School, Kunmi-Igbaja in Kwara State where he had his Senior Secondary Certificate Education (SSCE) in 1994 in Social Sciences to conform with his current employment with the Central Bank. As a believer of social transformation through education from cradle, Alhaji Mamman continued his strife to excel in leaps and bounds by sacrificing his time to run his National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Banking and Finance between 1994 and 1999. Having achieved this academic pursuit the young astute man was not done yet. He proceeded for his Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in Financial Management and subsequently his Masters programme was executed in Business Administration department from Ondo State University now Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State between 2001 and 2005
Alhaji Mamman Abubakar Yusuf is a proud member of many professional bodies in line with his discipline which includes:
Associate Member of Nigeria Institute of Management (AMNIM), Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (ACPIN) and Information Security Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Alhaji Mamman is one man that never allows any second to pass without using it to add more value to his life. He have attended a number of conferences, seminars, trainings, and workshops both locally and internationally. He has also received both local and international awards.
Here are some of the many seminars and conferences he has attended:
(i) Fraud and Forensic Management GBBK Solution in 2012.(ii) Relationship Excellence and Team Building Working Success in 2013.(iii) Anti-Money Laundering Training 2017.(iv) Human and Public Relations SDC 2009.(v) Credit Risk Policy Guide Certificate GMCL 2014.(vi) Policy Formulation, Implementations and Feedback MEM International 2014.(vii) Occupational Health Safety Administration (OSHA UK) 2016.(viii) Meeting Grassroots Politicking and Community Development (London) 2015.
The astute and generous nature of Alh. Mamman Abubakar Yusuf has endeared him to many people and also different bodies who deemed it fit to confer awards on him.
The following are some of the revered awards he has received:
(i) West African Students' Union (WASU) Kwame Nkrumah Award of Leadership in 2014.(ii) Northern Youths Advocacy for Excellence (NOYAD) Award in recognition for Public Service Excellence, Humanitarian Fervour and Strong Leadership Traits in 2014.(iii) Ebira Students Union (ESU) Kogi State Polytechnic Chapter Award for Good Deeds and Fatherly Role as meted out by Alh. Mamman Yusuf Abubakar.(iv) UM Best Entertainment Award as Great Developer of Humanity 2018.
Alhaji Mamman is a true believer in God. He is a devout Muslim with a firm hold of the tenets of the religion. He strongly believes that ones destiny is premised on the believe and faith that is in the heart of the individual. He hates laziness to a fault and that is why he is known to be a lover of hard work, perseverance, discipline and dedication to duty. This informed the painstaking steps he took in acquiring knowledge through education and he is always on hand to admonish the young ones to win their future by creating it with their own hands.
With his struggle to make his future and life meaningful, Alhaji Mamman despite all odds was able to weather the storm and today he is a Senior Staff of the CBN.
He has served as an Executive Member of the CBN Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited where he served in different capacities that have earned him accolades from all and sundry.
As true son of Ebrialand , he has touched many lives through helping some youths to be gainfully employed, he gave scholarships to many and served as a model to Ebira youths who are making their waves in the finance sector.
An intelligent man he is, he has made Ebiraland proud as he stand shoulders tall with all who have made their mark in the financial decisions of this country.