The Management


Dr. Momohjimoh A. Umar, Managing Director/CEO

Dr. Momohjimoh A. Umar holds a PhD in Business Administration (with specialization in financial management) from Northcentral University, Arizona United States of America, Masters of Business Administration/International Business and Finance (Distinction Grade) from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and an accomplished banking, financial, investment and risk management professional.

Until his appointment as MD/CEO of NSDC, he was the MD/CEO of ANM Capital Partners Limited, MD/CEO at Services and Investment Trust Limited, and MD/CEO at Guardian Express Bank. Executive Director/Chief Risk Officer at Intercontinental Bank, Executive Director/Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Unique Venture Capital Management Limited. He was General Manager and Divisional Business Director and Strategy Head at Union Bank, Africa Head of Finance and Economic Development (Advisory role) for UN Economic and Social Council (Special Advisory Council).

In the course of his career, he also occupied the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy and Investment Officer, Director of Businesses, and Sector Head (Operations).

He has worked in United Kingdom, United States of America and eight African Countries.

Dr. Umar has attended numerous courses on leadership, management, strategic thinking, credit risk, corporate restructuring, business development, treasury management at Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School USA, University of Pennsylvania USA, London School of Economics, Arthur D. Little, Omega Performance Masters Class, Dc Gardner, and Lagos Business School, among others.

He holds membership and fellowship of various professional bodies such as Fellow of Institute of Directors, Fellow of Enterprise Risk Management, Institute of Management Consultants, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Bankers of London, Institute of Cost Management, and Fellow of Enterprise Risk Management, among others.

Dr. Umar is also a recipient of numerous awards and on roll calls of excellence such as British Chevening Scholarship of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Best and Brightest Banker Award, Certificate of Honourary Doctor of Social Works, African Petroleum Price for Outstanding Business Administration Student for Faculty of Business Administration, Ahmadu Bello University 1987, Best scholar award from Northern Nigeria Company Limited, Best graduating student from Birmingham Business School, Dean of Faculty Birmingham Business School and over fifty various subject price awards.

Overall, Dr. Umar is a committed, passionate and inspirational leader with impeccable character. He is married with children.

Yusuf Aliyu, General Manager

He is a holder of Bachelor’s of Science Economics/ Political Science (Combined Honour) from Bayero University Kano in 1989 and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Associate Member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Fellow Nigerian Institute of Management Consultant (FIMC), and Fellow Nigerian Institute of Industrialist and Corporate Administration (FIICA). He joined the Niger State Government civil service in 1991 as an Auditor II. He moved to Intercity Bank Limited and served for some years, he also served meritoriously in Union Homes Savings and Loans Plc (Mortgage Bank) for thirteen years in Managerial position before Joining Suburban Trust Savings and Loans Limited as Assistant General Manager and later Managing Director in Lagos. He joined the service of Niger State Development Company in July 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer and presently General Manager and Acting Managing Director.

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Umaru Aminu Yandayi, Deputy General Manager Internal Audit

He is a holder of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is also a Certified Public Accountant who joined the services of the Niger State Government in 2003 as an Accountant II. He serve in the office of the Accountant General of Niger State and various MDAs before joining the Niger State Development Company in 2010 as Ag. Head Internal Audit and later rose to become a Deputy General Manager.

Isiaka O.S Ogido, Deputy General Manager Finance & Accounts

Isiaka O.S. Ogido holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He had his professional accounting training in the offices of Dala Akpati & Co. (Chartered Accountans) and Muhtari Dangana and Co. (Chartered Accountants) all in Kaduna. He joined the services of Hold Trade Air Services Ltd. in Kaduna as Assistant Manager-General Accounts and rose to the post of Chief Accountant. He was later appointed Head, Finance and Administration of the company, a post he held until he resigned to join Ibrahim Yusuf & Co. (Chartered Accountants). He was later appointed the Chief Accountant of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Specialist Hospital. He moved to the Ministry of Finance Niger State, from where he was deployed to Niger State Development Company Limited as Chief Accountant. Presently, he holds the post of Deputy General Manager, Finance and Accounts in the Company.

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Tasalla Jiya, Company Secretary

Tasalla Jiya holds Bachelors and Master’s Degree in law from the University of Ibadan. She is a corporate governance and certified Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) specialist. Prior to joining NSDC as General Counsel in 2009, she was a senior attorney and Head of Chambers at Summit Chambers. Tasalla has several courses including PPP Legal and Regulatory Framework at the Institute of Public-Private Partnership Arlington, USA, ADR courses in UK and Canada as well as International Bar Association Conferences in Buenos Aires, Boston, Dubai and New Delhi.

Adamu Garba Kuta, Deputy General Manager Investment Services

Adamu Garba Kuta is a 1995 Second Class Upper Graduate of Business Administration from the Famous Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the same Institution. He is a Fellow of the Prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

His skill competences were earned mainly in the Banking Sector in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Kano, where he rose to the position of Senior Manager in 2006. These skill competences cut across key Banking functions of International Operations, Trade Finance, Credit Risk Management and Business Development for over fifteen years.

With an eye for details, he was involved in many large ticket transactions, including consortium lending to Multinational Corporations and State Governments.  He was active in the development of retail loan product papers for micro and small businesses. During his years in Banking, he worked closely with many State and Local Governments in structuring their funding requirements. He was also involved in formulating Credit Policies and Risk Management Framework as Banks consolidated in Nigeria in 2006.

In 2013 prior to privatization, he successfully carried out cash flow verification exercise of the eleven (11) Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in Nigeria for Adam Smith International under NIAF 2 in a project sponsored by DFID/UKAID.

Mr. Kuta joined the service of Niger State Development Company Ltd in July 2013 as the Head of Investment Services and presently Deputy General Manager. where he has represented the Company in State Executive Council Committees relating to Finance, Asset Recoveries, Investment Promotion and Market Development. He has also served in Many Council Committees of ICAN and He is a prominent Member of Minna and District Society.



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Garba Yusha’u Kontagora (AMNIM, AMNIQS, RQS), DGM Real Estate

A Graduate of Federal University of Technology Minna, with B.Tech Quantity Surveying. He also has MBA (Finance option; awaiting result).

He worked with various Real Estate Companies as Quantity Surveyor, Project Coordinator, Acting General Manager of Shelter Development Agency Limited, Abuja. Fully in real estate business for close to two decades, and served in various capacities. These includes Senior special assistant to the Governor on Quality Assurance and due Process (2007) (pioneer member), Care-Taker Council Secretary, Kontogora Local Government  (2010), Senior Special Assistant to the Executive Governor  on FISCAL  Responsibility Commission Niger State (Pioneer member). He joined the services of Niger State Development Company (2016 to date) as Deputy General Manager, Real Estate.

MOHAMMED YARIMA, Technical Analyst and Strategy

Mohammed Yarima holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Law from the University of Abuja and an MBA from the University of Bolton United Kingdom. He joined NSDC in 2009 as a Corporate Counsel and is currently a Senior Manager in the Office of the CEO. In between, he was Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, Team Lead Project Management Unit and Special Assistant to the CEO.

He is a certified Prince2® (Project Management) Practitioner by APMG-International and has attended trainings on Leadership, Negotiation and Contract Management by Harvard University, University of Michigan and University of Southampton in collaboration with World Commerce & Contracting respectively. He is married with kids.

Yarima Mohammed, Technical Analyst to MD CEO

MARYAM UMAR, Human Resources

Maryam Umar is a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration with a Second Class Upper Division from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Kaduna State and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from National Open University (NOUN). A Member of Institute of Industrialists and Corporate Administration.

She joined the Niger State Development Company in 2012 as Human Resource Officer, a position which she has been performing excellently well, parts of her responsibilities and achievements are developing, guiding and administering the HR policies and procedures along with other fringe benefits and co-ordination of the Human Resource office. Her strongest abilities are Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Rewards Management, Resourcing and Talent Planning, and Employee Relations.

Being the Chief HR Manager has exposed and made her knowledgeable to communicate with co-workers and customers professionally, efficiently and with a great team-oriented attitude.

OLUSHOLA M. OYEWALE, Information Technology

He is a holder of Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Computer Science and Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Federal University of Technology Minna. He is also a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist who joined the services of the Niger State Development Company in 2012 as IT Officer. He rose through the ranks to Centre Administrator for Jummai Aliyu Babangida Development Centre (JAMB E-exams and training) and recently to Acting Head, IT Unit. He is a member of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He has attended training courses and conferences in ICT and Project Management Professionals within Nigeria and other African nations.