Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi is the Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Prior to joining NITDA, Dr Abdullahi served for six years as the pioneer Director, Accreditation, Curriculum and Quality, Centre for Management Development (CMD), Nigeria’s foremost Human Capital Development Agency.
Dr Abdullahi has been in the UK for almost twenty years and has served in several capacities including:
- Senior Lecturer and Director, Short & Professional Programme, Hampshire Business School, Farnborough College, University of Surrey
- Lecturer, Strategic Business Information Technology, University of Portsmouth
- Lecturer, Computing & Information Systems, Loughborough University
- Director, Education, Training & Consultancy Services, SMSS, London.
- Director, International Operations, SAMS Engineering Services Limited
- Project Management Consultant, Excellus Corporation, London, United Kingdom.
Dr Abdullahi has also served as a member of a number of Governing Boards including Maybury School, Surrey Governors’ Association and Ashford & St Peters’ NHS Trust, all in the United Kingdom. While in Nigeria, he served as a Computer Science Lecturer at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi as well as other Nigerian Universities. He has also served as a Consultant for private and public institutions in Nigeria.
Dr Abdulahi holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi – Nigeria, and PhD in Human Computer Interaction from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. He is also a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner, Agile Project Management Practitioner, a holder of Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a number of other professional qualifications. He is also a Member, Association of Computing Machinery (MACM) and British Computer Society (MBCS).
Dr Usman has published extensively in national and international journals and has facilitated, delivered, and coordinated a number of Seminars, Workshops and Conferences in Nigeria, Europe and the Middle East.