Born in Katsina on the 19th of July, 1941, Engr. Musa Abdullahi attended Government (Barewa) College Zaria from January 1954 to December 1958 before proceeding to Dundee Technical College in Scotland for his advanced level studies. In October 1961, he enrolled at the University of Manchester and graduated in June 1965 with a degree in Physics. He was appointed lecturer in Physic at the Federal Government College, Sokoto. Between 1966 and 1968, he undertook a Masters degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering at the Ahamadu Bello University, Zaria. On completion of the Masters Degrees he was appointed to the staff of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of the University from October 1968. As part of the University’s staff development programme he went on attachment to some key Laboratories in England.

As the first northern engineer to obtain a Masters Degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, he was appointed Principal of College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria and later Rector of College of Arts Science and Technology, Katsina and subsequently the foundation Rector of Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina State, a position in which he served meritoriously.

Subsequently, between 1983 and 2000 he assumed various professional and administrative positions in the Kaduna State and Federal Government, the last of which was Director of Engineering Services in the Federal Ministry of Works. He is currently a Senior Lecturer (contract appointment) at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Technology Minna where he has brought his experience to bear on his teaching,

Engr.  Abdullahi has published three books: one on the Hausa Language and the other two are on Mechanics and Engineering Maintenance. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Member of both the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE, UK) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE, USA).

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