Until his appointment as the Acting Managing Director/CEO Abuja Markets Management Limited in February 2022, Engr. Mohammed Abbas Yakubu was an Assistant General Manager / Head-Subsidiaries Department with Abuja Investments Company Limited where he managed, coordinated and oversaw the Subsidiary Companies of AICL as well as the Company’s Redevelopment projects.

Engr. Yakubu holds an MSc. Facilities Management, University of Greenwich, London, UK: 2009, MSc. Structural Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria: 1998 B.Eng. Civil Engineering, Upper Second Class Honours, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria: 1989 and International Baccalaureate Diploma, Lester B. Pearson United world College of the Pacific, Victoria, BC, Canada: 1983

He is a registered Civil Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)– R9696 (2003); Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)– Ref.: 11815 (2001), Certified Facilities Manager at the British Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (CIWFM)-0109899 (04/08/2015)

Engr. Yakubu is also a Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria – ICA-PP/07-905 (2007), Member, International Facility Management Association (IFMA)2003, Fellow, Chartered Project Management Institute (2015): ref. HFA No. 15103

He has received several awards for outstanding performances including Study Fellowship Award by Bayero University Kano, Nigeria to study MSc in Structural Engineering at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria: 1991, University Scholarship Awards for best student in Civil Engineering for 1986/87 and 1988/89 at the Bayero University Kano, Nigeria.

Others are: United World Colleges Scholarship Award to attend the Lester B Pearson United World College of the Pacific, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: 1981-1983 which also earned him a Community Service Award for contributing time and energy to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada in 1983.

He has presented a number of world class academic papers among which is ‘Implementation of Facilities Management Concept in Public Buildings in Nigeria’, being his Masters’ Degree Research project at the University of Greenwich, London, 2009.

Engr. Yakubu has in various capacities contributed to growth of Facility Management profession in Nigeria, such as: assisting in re-organising FM implementation at NCC, Abuja, 2017;Successful set up of Facilities Management practice at the AICL Estate Apo-Dutse and AICL Office Suites and  Abuja Enterprises Agency, Abuja, Nigeria as well as  Federal Capital Development Authority Secretariat, Abuja, Nigeria.

He also chaired the committee that drafted the first ever public institution FM Policy at the National Hospital Abuja and the first Health and Safety policy for the Maintenance Directorate of the National Hospital Abuja.

He was a member, Ministerial Committee on comprehensive Audit of all Buildings under construction in the Federal capital City, Abuja, August 2010.

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