THE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS


PROFESSOR ABDULKARIM SABO MOHAMMED, BSc (BUK), MSc (Strathclyde Glasgow), PhD (UPM Malaysia)

Vice Chancellor, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria

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Born in Gumel Jigawa state, He attended Science Secondary School, Dawakin Kudu Kano State (1981 – 1984). He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Applied Biology from Bayero University, Kano in 1989, Master degree in Food Biotechnology from University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom in 1995 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Enzyme and Food Biotechnology from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2006. He was a Graduate Assistant at the department of Biological science, Bayero University Kano (1990 – 1992) and a lecturer (1990 to 1997), an Associate Professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia (2006 – 2017) and now a Professor of Enzyme and Food Biotechnology at the department of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Currently he is the Vice-Chancellor Federal University Dutse, He was also the immediate fast Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Services Federal University Dutse, and at one time Deputy Director Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (Teaching, Learning and Research)

His academic career spun over 30 years with vast experience in Research and Teaching at the university and has authored over 90 publications in international journals and international conference proceedings with RG score of 31.6 and RG citations of 1700; Scopus H-index of 18 and 1289 citations; Google Scholar H index 28 and 2897 citations. He is a member of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS), Malaysian Institute of Food Technology (MIFT), International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), Nigerian Institute of Food Technology, Biotechnology society of Nigeria and former President of the Nigerians in the Diaspora organization Malaysia (NIDOMY)(2008- 2011).

He is a recipient of many international excellence awards in both teaching and research namely:

  • Lence Service Award (University Putra Malaysia) 2013
  • Excellence Service Award (University Putra Malaysia) 2011
  • Excellence Service Award (University Putra Malaysia) 2008
  • Putra Teaching excellence award (University Putra Malaysia) 2010
  • Silver medal PRPI exhibition (University Putra Malaysia) 2012
  • Silver medal PRPI exhibition (University Putra Malaysia) 2008
  • Gold medal PRPI exhibition (University Putra Malaysia) 2007
  • Silver Medal PRPI exhibition (University Putra Malaysia) 2007
  • University fellowship award (Association of Commonwealth Universities London UK) 1994

He attended several international courses and training in Teaching and Research such as:

  • Africa-UniNet Network General Assembly and training on Research Collaboration ( BOKU –OeaD) University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Austria (2020)
  • AFRICA-EUROPE Workshop on Higher Education Collaboration: Investing in People by investing in Higher Education and Skills in Africa (DAAD, British Council, Campus France, EU and AU). European Union HQ Brussels (2019)
  • Workshop on Open Distance Learning (ODL) : Planning, Development and Delivering ODL (Centre for Distance Education University of London) (2018)
  • Basic training in teaching and learning Current approach (Centre for Academic Development) Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (2014)
  • Strategic Management Thinking Process (Success Consulting) UNITEN (2011)
  • Courses in Teaching and learning (Centre for Academic Development) Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (2011)
  • Advance courses on Learning outcomes (LO3) in Student Centred Learning ((Centre for Academic Development) Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (2011)
  • Basic Courses in Learning Outcomes in Student Centred Learning (SCL) Case Study: (Centre for Academic Development) Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (2011)

His Current areas of expertise are:

BIOTECHNOLOGY: Food Biotechnology, Enzyme and Metabolic engineering

FOOD SCIENCES: Food Microbiology, Instrumental methods in food analysis, Food Chemistry, Nutrition changes in foods during processing, Fats and oils and Food safety


NAME: Professor Abdussalam Balarabe Suleiman, BSc (Physics), MSc (Physics) BUK, PhD (Physics) ABU, CCNA (Cisco Academy) PGDE (FCEK) PGDBF (BUK), MNIP, MNAMP. MIRDI, MTRCN.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Central Administration, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria
e-mail: salam@fud.edu.ng

Director ICT

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Abdussalam Balarabe Suleiman is a Professor of Physics (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics). He was born on 29th November, 1967 at No 573A Hausawa Gwale Quarters in the ancient city of Kano. He attended Dandago Special Primary School Kano from 1972 to 1979, from 1979 -1981 He proceeded to Ramat Unity College Yola under the National Exchange Programme (NEP), from 1981 – 1984 he attended Science Secondary School Hong. He attended Bayero University, Kano from 1986- 1992 for his undergraduate studies, where he obtained BSc (Physics). In 2005 he obtained MSc (Physics) in Bayero University, Kano. He also obtained PhD (Physics) in 2012 from the famous and premier University Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. His MSc and PhD dissertations were all computationally based, therefore in 2005 he enrolled in Cisco Academy for four (4) Semesters and obtained John Chamber’s award in all the Semesters. In May 2006 he sat for the CCNA Certification examination and scored 950 points out of 1000, hence qualified him to be a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

In his academic pursuit, he is in the academia for over 20years, he has taught different aspects of physics at all level of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and supervises numerous undergraduate and presently supervising both MSc and PhD students in the department of Physics. His academic experiences includes international exposure as he taught in the Physics department of the University of The Gambia, from 2011- 2013. His research interest includes Computational Electronic Structure Methods and Molecular Dynamics, Electromagnetic force/wave Scattering and Photovoltaics. He also participated in the accreditation exercise of the National University Commission (NUC) since 2017.

He has over 40 scholarly publications in relation to his field of specialization in high impact international and national journals, he also attended over 20 workshops, conferences, seminars and induction courses across the globe, he had presented academic papers during conferences in Europe, America, Asia, South Africa and locally at home. He is an Editor of Wudil Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (WUJOPAS).

He has been the Head of Department of Physics from Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil to Federal University Dutse, for 7 years. Before his appointment as Director ICT FUD he was the Deputy Director Operations in the ICT.

He is a member of numerous academic and community bodies such as National Institute of Physics, (NIP), National Association of Mathematical Physics (NAMP), International Research and Development Institute (IRDI), Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Nigerian Technical Aid Corps (TAC), Hausawa youth development Association and Kadawa Development Association.

He is blissfully married with children.


PROFESSOR NURA MUHAMMAD SANI, RN, BSc (BUK), MSc., PhD (ABU) MNSM, MASN, MESV

Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Services, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria

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Name: M. BUKAR USMAN, B.A, M.A, FCIA

Registrar, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria

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M. Bukar Usman was born on 1st March, 1958 and hails from Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State. He attended Central Primary School, Chibok from 1964 to 1970 and completed his Secondary School Education at Government Secondary School, Bauchi in 1976. He attended University of Maiduguri, where he obtained his B. A. and M. A. Degrees in History in 1981 and 1984 respectively.

After completing his National Youth Service Corps at Ife-City College, (defunct Oyo State), he took up appointment as Graduate Assistant in the Department of History, University of Maiduguri in 1982. Upon successful completion of his Master Degree and promotion to the rank of Assistant Lecturer, M. Bukar Usman joined the Administrative Cadre of the University where he began his career as University Professional Administrator in 1985. He rose through the ranks from Administrative Officer in 1985 to Deputy Registrar in 2003 and Director (Human Resources) in 2016.

As an Administrative Officer, he was posted to Modibbo Adama College, Yola when it was merged to the University of Maiduguri as Administrative Officer in charge of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. He discharged his duties so well and was posted back to Maiduguri to Head the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. As a result of his knowledge, wisdom, hard work and calm disposition particularly on issues involving Students and Staff, he actively participated in resolving volatile issues both as a Staff in the Registry, as well as that of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. He played a major role in the harmonious relationship that existed between the two arms of Administration in the University, which earned him successive promotions from Administrative Officer in 1985 to Principal Assistant Registrar in 1991.

M. Bukar Usman was seconded to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, as the Special Assistant to the Director-General. While at NIPSS, he managed very well issues and affairs of Staff and Participants of the Senior Executive Course, welfare and security, to the satisfaction of the Board of Governors of the National Institute (NI), that he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Director in 1996, an equivalent position of Deputy Registrar in the University system.

In spite of pressure put on him to continue serving the National Institute after putting in seven years, M. Bukar Usman returned to the University of Maiduguri to continue his career in University administration. While in University of Maiduguri, he served in virtually all the Divisions and Units in the Registry including the Faculty Office and Secretary to the School of Postgraduate Studies of the University. He interacted very well with the entire University Community and because of his loyalty, honesty, courage and firmness on matters of principle; he earned the respect and admiration of both Administrative and Academic Staff. As a taste of his popularity, he was overwhelmingly elected two (2) times consecutively, from 2005 to 2013 into the Governing Council of University of Maiduguri, on the platform of Congregation.

M. Bukar Usman was offered Sabbatical appointments by many Nigerian Universities. These include, Nigeria Turkish Nile University, Abuja, Yobe State University, Damaturu and Jigawa State University, now Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State. He however chose and served the young Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa between 2014-2015 so as to help establish the 39th State University and 129th in the Nigerian University system at that time. He was appointed as second Registrar, Federal University Dutse and assumed duty on 15th February, 2017.

M. Bukar Usman is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Administration, (FCIA) and is happily married with children.


Name: Dr. Ahmed Mohammed

Title(s)/Position(s): Ag. University Librarian, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria

The University Librarian

Ahmed Mohammed was born in the year 1969 at No.25 Emir’s Palace Kano. He attended Kofar Kudu Primary School from 1976 to 1982 and proceeded to Government Junior Secondary School Kofar Nassarawa from 1982 to 1985 for his Senior Secondary Education Ahmed attended Rumfa College Kano between 1985 to 1988, He equally holds Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) from Kano State College of Education, Kumbotso, from 1990 to 1993 he stated his caree as class room teacher from November 1994, In the year 1995 to 1998 he obtained Bachelor degree in Library Science /Sociology and served his one year mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC) in British Council, Kano office and worked for a year there as library assistant between 1999-2000 later moved to the Center for Research and Documentation (CRD) Kano, a Non-governmental organization based in Kano state as Librarian. While working, Ahmed joined the Master degree programe between 2002 and 2006 where he obtained Master of Library Science degree and later in 2006 he joined the service of Kano State Polytechnic as Principal Librarian for the period of three years. Having completed Master degree he later transferred his service to Bayero University, Kano as lecturer from 18th January, 2007 and raised up to the rank of senior lecturer. In the year 2016 he obtained Ph.D in Library Science with specialization in (Information Science) from Bayero University, Kano. Ahmed Mohammed is a practitioner and educator, he is a Certified Librarian of Nigeria by the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) and he is a member of professional bodies such as Nigerian Library Association (NLA), National Association of Library Educators (NALISE), Associate member Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) Ahmed presented a number of papers at National and International Conferences, Workshops and Seminars. To his credit he published widely in peer review journals and chapters in many books. His Areas of Research Interest includes Agricultural Information; Scholarly and Communication Sciences, ICTs, ICTs Applications in Libraries, Information Resources Sharing and Networks, Management of academic library and Emerging Technologies. On the 10th April, 2021 to be precise Ahmed was appointed by the able Council of Federal University Dutse as its second substantive University Librarian.


Name: Hassan Balarabe

Bursar, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria

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