I joined the National Pension Commission, Nigeria, in August 2005 after spending 14 years in classroom, where I taught Mathematics, Computing and Operations Research. I was engaged on special National Assignment to establish the pension industry in Nigeria after serving, on advisory capacity, during the period of legislative process on the pension reform bill by the National Assembly in 2004. I served on the Committee that reviewed the National Strategy on Public Service Reforms as well as on the Technical Committee for the implementation of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy and member of the Program Monitoring Office of the National Financial Sector Strategy 2020. I also served on the National Working Group for the Non-Interest Finance, which saw the successful implementation of Non-Interest Finance in Nigeria.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria, 1990), a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, 1997), MSc in Management Science (Operational Research, Lancaster University, UK- 1998) and a PhD in Management Science (Operations Research, Lancaster University, UK – 2003). I served as the Head of Research & Strategy Management Department of the National Pension Commission from August 2005 to March 2019 and the Head of Investment Supervision Department of the Commission from March 2019 to December 2020. I am currently the Commissioner (Executive Director) in charge of Administration at the Commission. I attended several courses at home at abroad and had written and spoken extensively on the Nigerian pension reforms and the Contributory Pension Scheme at various national and international fora.