Biography

ABDULLAHI, MOHAMMED HASSAN is a Federal Minister of State for Ministry of Science  &Technology, Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was Born on the 21st April, 1968 and hails from Karu Local Government Area of Nassarawa State, North Central Nigeria. He is trained as a lawyer from Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991 after the completion of his studies at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos. He is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and as well as a Founding Partner of Messrs Hammart & Co, Solicitors & Advocates, Abuja.

Until his appointment in 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari to serve in a Ministerial capacity and Cabinet-Member, he was the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Nasarawa State (2017-2019).    

Politics

Best known for his tranquil nature and versatile intellect, he is considered as one of the astute political leaders of Nassarawa having been rising steadily to power and political leadership since 2006 when he first became the Deputy Chairman of his Local Government, Karu LGC in Nasarawa State.

In 2019, he was one of the highly favoured aspirants to represent the Nasarawa West Senatorial District in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under his chosen political party- All Progressives Congress (APC) until party elders in the State reign in on him to step down for the purpose of party unity and cohesion.   

He was Secretary to Nassarawa State Government (SSG) between 2017-2019 until his appointment as  a Federal Minister by President Muhammadu Buhari. He was also a two-time Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General for Nasarawa State.  

 

Growing Up/Personality

In 2019, during the Ministerial screening in the Senate (the Upper Chambers) of the National Assembly, Mr. Mohammed Hassan, described himself has having interest in Reading, Music, Traveling and Photography.  He believes that in a life Ideology that:   “Life is challenging. It takes courage to start and patience to sustain progress not just with strength but with knowledge/understanding. So while you wait for the result of what you have created, learn more and do more as much as you can”. He is married with children.

Business

He is Founding Partner TAFIDA CHAMBERS, (Messrs Hammart & CO.; SOLICITORS/ADVOCATES), Abuja. He served as Vice President/Executive (Administration & Regulatory), Intercell Tech. Limited, Lagos-Nigeria and Group Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc,(TransCorp)  Lagos-Nigeria between 2008-2011.

He has served in Boards and professional bodies such as:

Member, Council of Legal Education 2003-2005-                                                    

Member, Body of Benchers-2003-2005                                                                             

Member, Nassarawa State Security Council-2003-2005                                                            

Chairman, Nasarawa State Council on Prerogative of Mercy-2003-2005                    

Financial Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja Chapter-1993-1995         

Vice Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Lafia, Nasarawa State Chapter-2001-2002

Member, International Bar Association  

Secretary/Legal Adviser, Nasarawa Investment & Property Development Company

Member, Judicial Service Commssion, Nasarawa State- 2003-2005 & 2011-2013

Career Background

Until his appointment as Hon Minister by President Muhammadu Buhari, He served as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Nasarawa State from 2017 – 2019.  See details below:    

(August 2019 to date), Federal Government of Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria Position: Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology (www.scienceandtech.gov.ng)

(February, 2017 to May 2019) Nasarawa State Government Position : Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Nasarawa State –

(May 2013 to January, 2015) Nasarawa State Government Position : Special Adviser, Special Duties to the Governor-

(Nov 2011-Jan 2013)            Nasarawa State Government Position: Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice Appointed for the 2nd time as the political head of the Ministry of Justice.

(March 2008-Nov 2011 )     Intercell Tech. Limited, Lagos-Nigeria Position: Vice President/Executive (Administration & Regulatory)

(June 2006- Feb 2008)     Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, Lagos-Nigeria Position: Group Company Secretary/Legal Adviser

[Sept 2003-Aug 2005]                         Nasarawa State Government, M.O.J-LAFIA Position: Attorney General/Commissioner of Justice

[August 2000 – Jan 2002]            Nasarawa Investment & Property Development Company Ltd., Lafia, Nasarawa State Position: Deputy General Manager /Company Secretary.

Jan 1996-Feb 1997 KARU LOCAL GOVT COUNCIL, NASARAWA STATE                   Position: Deputy Chairman.

Education

[1990 – 1991] Nigeria Law School, Lagos                            Lagos, Nigeria

(BL) Bar Certificate

[1985-1990]  Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, Nigeria

LL.B (Comb Hons,Common/Sharia Law

1979-84] Government Secondary School Uke                          GCE/WASC O/L

1973-1979 Central Primary School Uke, FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE.

Professional Membership

Member; Nigerian Bar Association

Associate Member – International Bar Association

Reference

Nassarawa State Government Official Gazette- office of the Secretary to the State Government, 2018. Retrieved 2020

Official Ministerial List- Federal Republic of Nigeria; The Presidency, 2019  

Official website https://mha.ng

Official FMST website – http://www.scienceandtech.gov.ng

https://statehouse.gov.ng

https://fmic.gov.ng