Mrs. Amina Yusuf Garba, mni,MON

Mrs. Amina Yusuf Garba, mni,MON




Amina hails from Binji Local Government in Sokoto State. With a professional career spanning over 25 years in University Administration, she is the pioneer Registrar of Sokoto State University, Sokoto. Earlier as Permanent Commissioner, Primary Education Board, her passion in education for the young was ignited. The first female Commissioner in a democratic dispensation in Zamfara State, Amina garnered leadership experience when she spearheaded the Ministries of Women Affairs, Water Resources and Culture and Tourism. Thinking strategically and expanding the horizons of knowledge, Amina excelled at the National Institute Kuru SEC 42, 2020 bagging the prestigious mni. The National Honours recipient is widely traveled, attending courses and sharing ideas from global perspectives. A high level woman advocate, Amina mentors girls of young age. She is a recipient of numerous awards and a community mobilizer. Amina had a brief stint in the political landscape where she vied for the position of member of House of Representatives (Gusau/Tsafe Constituency) in 2011.


She started her working career in the Ministry of Information, Sokoto for the National Youth Service Corps. In 1983, she was employed at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto as an Administrative Assistant and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Registrar in 1996. She was appointed Director-General, Directorate of Women and Children Affairs, Zamfara State in 2000. She was later appointed Honourable Commissioner in the Ministries for Women and Children Affairs, Water Resources and Culture and Tourism in 2003, 2005 and 2006 respectively. She became a Permanent Commissioner in the Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board in 2007 and later in 2012. Thereafter, she returned to University administration as pioneer Registrar, Sokoto State University, Sokoto in 2012. In 2020, she was nominated by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 42, 2020 where she emerged as Deputy Monitor General. During the span of her career, Amina attended several courses and conferences. Notable international programmes include Higher Education Management at the Universities of Warwick and Oxford, UK (1999), International Leadership on family health at the Public Health Institute, San Francisco, USA (2003),Beijing +10, New York (2005), Good Governance at the Africana Leadership Institute, University of Kansas, USA (2009), Professional Development from the Institute for Capacity-Building in Leadership for Development and the Public Good, Kansas State University (2010), Regional Conference on Global Peace at Atlanta, USA (2012) and Kuala Lampur, Malaysia (2013),Educational Administrative Planning, Efficacy Development and Intelligence at University of Michigan, Dubai and Nigeria/American Higher Education Administrators at University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA (2014). She also attended International Conference on Education at University of Toronto, Canada (2018) and that of Social Sciences at University of Lahore, Pakistan (2016).