Dr. Habibat Lawal: Profile of The Acting SGF, Following Babachir David Lawal Suspension

Barely 24 hours after the suspension of secretary to the federal government, Mr Babachir David Lawal, President Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Habibat Muda Lawal as acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF.

Ambassador Arab Yadam, from Plateau State, was also announced as the acting NIA DG.

Dr. Habibat Lawal, from Toro LGA, Bauchi State, is the most senior Permanent Secretary in the Office of the SGF.

Professional Profile:

She was born on the 3rd of June, 1963

Lawal, was a former Permanent Secretary at the ministry of women affairs and social development. She was a former commissioner of commerce and industry in Bauchi state


Pry-School Leaving Cert: Gyamzo Primary School, Toro. Started: 1970. Ended: 1976
SSCE: Federal Government College Kaduna. Started: 1976. Ended: 1981
B.Sc: Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Started: 1981. Ended: 1986
M.Sc: Ahmadu Bello University. Ended: 1989
PhD: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi . Ended: 1997
Certificate : University of East Anglia, Norwich, Britain

Professional History:

Graduate Assistant : Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Senior Lecturer: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Departmental Exam Officer: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Project/Records Officer: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Post Graduate Officer: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Commissioner : Ministry of Commerce and Industry Bauchi State
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Bauchi State
Director : Planning Research and Statistics, National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.
Director : Women Affairs Department, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs

Professional Associations:

Fellow : Chemical Society of Nigeria
Fellow: Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD)
Member : Chemical Society of Nigeria
Member : Science Association of Nigeria
Member : Institute of Development Administration

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