Gov. Zulum Appoints Hauwa Abubakar As Borno Acting Attorney-General


Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has appointed Hauwa Abubakar as the state acting attorney-general.

The Konduga Solidarity and Progressive Forum said the appointment gives credence to the saying that the reward for hard work is more work.

“Barrister Hauwa Abubakar’s appointment is a clear demonstration of the competence of Babagana Umara Zulum, executive governor of Borno state, in head hunting the best brains for the growth and development of the state,” the forum said.

Abubakar, born on June 2, 1977, hails from Bazamri village in Konduga LGA of Borno.

She obtained a bachelor of law degree (LLB) from the University of Maiduguri in 2004. Abubakar went to the Nigerian Law School in Abuja that same year and was called to the bar in 2005.

In 2010, she bagged a post-graduate diploma in Industrial and Labour Relations from the University of Maiduguri and went on to obtain a Master in Law degree (LLM) from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2015.

On graduating from her masters programme in the UK, she served as a legal assistant at the Genesis Law firm in Birmingham.

Between January 2006 and December 2007, Abubakar was a legal assistant at the National Insurance Corporation. She was responsible for legal research, reporting all progress and regularly liaising with the lead counsel in areas where attention was needed the most by clients.

She worked at Dandi Akurunwa and Company, a law firm, as a legal assistant and provided support services for litigation and legal advocacy between December 2007 and July 2008.

In 2021, President Muhamadu Buhari appointed Abubakar a member of the presidential visitation panel to the University of Abuja between April and June.

She is also a member of different legal bodies including International Federation of Female Lawyers, International Bar Association, Institute of Consulting and management (UK), Nigerian Bar Association, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, and as well was a student member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) UK.

Abubakar has attended a number of courses such as Harvard Business School (management essentials course), Harvard Business School (Certificate in Leadership Principles) and Harvard Business School (Certificate in Negotiation Mastery).

She is married to Abubakar Isa, a renowned businessman and engineer, and blessed with four children.


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