He was born on 20th August, 1967 in Gusau, Zamfara state.  He attended Tudun-Wada Primary School Gusau from 1974-1980; Government Science Secondary School, Gusau from 1980-1985; Bayero University Kano from 1986-1992 (B.Sc. in Chemistry).

Work experience include work at Teachers Service Board, Gusau between 1993-1997 before joining Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria as Air Traffic Controller Cadet and attended the Standard ATC course at NCAT, Zaria from 1997-1999; TCAS /ACAS course at Landover Lagos, 2003; RVSM seminar organized by ICAO at Sheraton Hotels, Lagos in 2004; Search and Rescue course in ATM at Otta, 2006; Area Airways Course (NCAT -Zaria) 2010. Approach Terminal and Area Radar course at PAN AM International Flight Academy, Miami, Florida USA in 2012;

Professionally, he got licensed as Aerodrome and Approach controller at MAKIA in 2000 and Area Control (non-radar) Rating in 2013. He has worked in Kano and Sokoto airport, but presently an Assistant General Manager at Kano airport and an Area (non-radar) Controller.

He was Public Relation Officer of NATCA Mallam Aminu Kano Airport Chapter between 2002 and 2005. He is Kano Zonal Vice President since 2010. He attended 52nd IFATCA conference at Bali, Indonesia in 2013.

Yakubu is married with children.



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