Meet Prof. Jibril Aminu, a Man with an Unparalleled Public Service Record.

    Jibril Muhammad Aminu CON (born August 1939) is a professor of cardiology. Aminu was a Consultant in Medicine, Senior Lecturer and Sub-Dean, Clinical Studies at the University of Ibadan Medical School (1973–1975), and Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (1975–1979). He was Visiting Professor of Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC (1979–1980) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, 1980–1985. He was also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maiduguri (1979–1995). He was Nigerian Ambassador to the USA (1999–2003) and was elected Senator for Adamawa Central constituency of Adamawa State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2003.

    Prof. Jibril Aminu Academic Career

    He obtained an M.B.B.S from the University of Ibadan in 1965 and went to Royal Post-Graduate Medical School London in 1972 to obtain a Ph.D. in Medicine.

    Appointed a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science in 1972, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 1980, and a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians also in 1980. And also made a Distinguished Fellow of the Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College in 2004.

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    Aminu was a Consultant in Medicine, Senior Lecturer and Sub-Dean, Clinical Studies at the University of Ibadan Medical School (1973–1975), and Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (1975–1979).

    He was Visiting Professor of Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC (1979–1980) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, 1980–1985. He was also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maiduguri (1979–1995).

    Jibril Political career

    Mr. Aminu held office as Minister of Education and later Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (1989–1992). President of the OPEC Conference (1991–1992). He was elected a delegate to the National Constitutional Conference (1994–1995). He was Nigerian Ambassador to the USA from 1999–2003 and was elected Senator for Adamawa Central constituency in May 2003 and re-elected in 2007. As a Senator Aminu was appointed to committees on Foreign Affairs, Education, Air Force, and Health. On 2 January 2010, Aminu was installed the “Bobaselu of The Source” by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

    Jibril Aminu Personal life

    Jibril Aminu is twice married. His current wife is Hajiya Fatima Bukar Mulima who gave him three children. His divorced wife is Hajiya Ladi Ahmed, who gave him six children. His sons Bashiru Aminu and Murtala Muhammad Aminu are economists and businessmen while his daughters work as lawyers (Nana Aminu) and dentists (Aminu Bello).