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Aliyu Abdullahi Sumaila

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Aliyu Abdullahi Sumaila
4th Managing Director of Dala Building Society
In office
5, September, 2012 – 5, February, 2014
2nd National Vice Chairman Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria
Assumed office
5, January, 2010
Personal details
Born (1976-12-19) December 19, 1976 (age 44)[1]
Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
ResidenceAbuja, Nigeria
Alma mater Samadi International Nursery School, Kano Capital Primary School, St. Thomas Secondary School

(High School Diploma)
Bayero University Kano
(Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)
(Master of Science in Business Administration)
(Master of Science in Banking and Finance)
(Master of Science in Economics)
(Doctorate in Business Administration)[2]
Usman Dan Fodio University
(Doctor of Philosophy in Management)

University of Essex
(Entrepreneurship education and Research)
Known forEconomics, Management

Aliyu Abdullahi Sumaila' is a Nigerian accountant, financial analyst, politician[3] and financial manager. He was the fourth Managing Director of Dala Building Society PLC, the premier mortgage bank in Northern Nigeria in the 1990s[4][5]

As an investment banker, he presided over the introduction of the first Halal investment fund in Nigeria.[6][7][8] He also introduced non interest fintech instruments [9]


Sumaila is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Executive Management Program and the University of Essex's Entrepreneurship programme. He has a M.Sc. degree in banking and finance, Masters in Business Administration degree, B.Sc. degree in business administration from Bayero University Kano and a PhD. Honoris Causa.[10]

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Insurance of Nigeria, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loan & Risk Management of Nigeria, Fellow National Association of Kano State Students, Member Ikoyi Club, Member Shehu Shagari World Institute, Member Nigerian Aid Group of Jama'atu Nasril Islam Kano State, Member Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Member Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS Science Club) St. Thomas Secondary School, Member Debating Society, Member Hausa Club, Certified National Accountant (CNA) Member Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Certified Public Accountant Institute of Public Accountants of Nigeria , Fellow American Academy of Financial Management, Chartered Risk Analyst, Certified Financial Analyst, Securities and Exchange Commission (Nigeria) sponsored individual officer issuing house, Member Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria[11][12][13][14][15]

He was Member Prime College Parents Teachers Association, Member Yandutse College Parents Teachers Association[16]


Sumaila worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years. He was managing director of Dala Building Society PLC, and was executive director of Suntrust Bank, where he managed the Bank's business development division, he also served on the board of directors of Chaste Capital Limited, Aurum Nigeria Limited, Indepth Metropolis PLC, Haydar Consulting, Cornerstone Halal Takaful Insurance, Aurora Specialist Hospital, Indepth Markets Limited, Indepth Sports Limited, Sauda Voyager Nigeria Limited, A.A. Sumaila & Sons Limited, Saymar Bread, Ramy Palace Nigeria Limited, Saymar Restaurant, Nigerian Egyptian Specialist Hospital (NESH) and Sun Trust Savings & Loans (now SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited) for four years.[1]

He was Chief Operating Officer (COO) UYK Nigeria Limited, Head of Northern Region Cornerstone Insurance PLC, Head Kano Region Lotus Capital Limited, Head Kano Branch Gidauniya Investment and Securities Limited, Examination Officer/Lecturer Bayero University Kano, Business Administration Department and Part time lecturer at the Kano State Polytechnic, Commercial Officer Kano State Television Corporation, served his National Youth Service Corps at First Bank of Nigeria and Abdu Abdurrahim &Co., he was also National Vice President (North West)/ Kano State Chairman Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria and an investment manager at the Kano State Investment and Properties Limited.[17][18][19][1][10] Member Social Democratic Party, Member United Nigeria Congress Party, Member People's Democratic Party, Member Congress for Progressive Change, Member All Progressives Congress, Member People's Redemption Party.In 2015, he was the deputy gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Movement in Kano.[20][21]


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  2. "Doctor of Business Admin" (PDF). buk.edu.ng. Bayero Business School.
  3. "APC wins 19 out of 24 federal constituencies in Kano". Vanguard Nigeria.
  4. Kurfi, Aminu (2009). Business Law in Nigeria. Benchmark Publishers Limited. ISBN 9789782111302. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. "DBS".
  6. Opara, Stanley. "Lotus Capital plans to launch investment fund".
  7. "Lotus Capital plans to launch Islamic Halal Fund".
  8. Fikayo, Owoeye. "Lotus Capital gets nod".
  9. "Cowywise and lotus leverage fintech".
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Suntrust Bank".
  11. "CIBNG".
  12. "Financial Analysts".
  13. "GAFM".
  14. "ANAN".
  15. "CILRMNG".
  16. Annual Volumes of the laws of Kano State. Government Printer. 1997. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  17. "Chaste".
  18. "Corner Stone".
  19. "Lotus Capital".
  20. "Kano State Governorship Aspirants – Age, Sex & Education".
  21. Adebayo, Wale. "Vote for Jonathan or Buhari".

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