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English language titles of Dr Bukar Usman: *BIU EMIRATE STUDIES SERIES (BESS): *Girl-Child Education in Biu Emirate: the Early Years (BESS 001) *Language Disappearance and Cultural Diversity in Biu Emirate (BESS 002) *A History of Biu (BESS 003) *CREATIVE WRITING: *The Bride Without Scars and Other Stories *The Stick of Fortune *Girls in Search of Husbands and Other Stories *The Hyena and the Squirrel AUTOBIOGRAPHY: *Hatching Hopes *My Literary Journey PUBLIC POLICY BOOKS: *Voices in a Choir: Issues in Democratisation and National Stability in Nigeria *Globalisation and the World after Mubarak and Gadaffi *Democracy, Human Rights and National Stability *The Interface of the Muse and Government Protocol *Press, Policy and Responsibility *Dreams and Realities: Issues in Nigerias Golden Jubilee Anniversary COMMENTARY: Folklore and History: Twin Rivers of World Heritage

 
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Bukar Usman, M.IoD, D.Litt, OON: A Profile of a Public Servant, an Author and Philanthropist

 

Brief Background

Bukar Usman, M.IoD, D.Litt, OON was born in Biu, Borno State on December 10, 1942.  He came from one of the illustrious families in Biu.

He attended Biu Central Primary School, Borno Provincial Secondary School now Government College, Maiduguri, from where he proceeded to King's College, Lagos, for his Higher School Certificate (HSC) course. Upon the successful completion of the HSC course, he was admitted into the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration and International Relations in 1969.

Dr. Bukar Usman joined the Federal Civil Service as a 3rd Class Clerk in 1965 and rose through the ranks in the Administrative Cadre to the pinnacle of his career when he was appointed a Director General/Permanent Secretary in the Presidency in 1988.  He retired from the Civil Service in 1999.

In appreciation of his meritorious service to Nigeria, Dr. Bukar Usman was conferred with the National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in 2000.

Dr. Bukar Usman was also accorded an award for exceptional individual contribution to education by Usmaniyya Global Agency Limited in 2013.

Dr. Bukar Usman was given an award by the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN) in recognition of his contribution to Nigerian languages (Hausa Language and Literature) in 2013.

Dr. Bukar Usman was honoured by the Nigeria-Niger Writers Association at the International Conference titled "Celebrating the International Day for Mother Language," in Niamey, Niger Republic on February 21, 2014.

He was honoured at the 11th Nigerian Folklore Society Congress and 2nd Bayero University Kano Conference on Folklore held in his honour on April 2-4, 2014. During the conference he was elected as the President of the Nigerian Folklore Society after serving as the Chairman of the Nigerian Folklore Society Revival Steering Committee the previous year.  

On 22nd November, 2014 Dr. Bukar Usman was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree at the 37th Convocation Ceremony of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

On 18th January 2015, Dr. Bukar Usman was honoured for Excellence (Sportsman, Topmost Civil Servant, Author, Writer, Folklorist, Literary Giant, Publisher, Philanthropist, Recipient of Several National and International Awards) by King's College Old Boys Association (The Golden Ingots).

On November 23, 2016, Dr. Bukar Usman was honoured with an award for Ethical and Value-Oriented Leadership by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

On January 1, 2017, Dr. Bukar Usman was honoured with an award by Ranar Mawakan Hausa Foundation for his effort and outstanding contributions toward uplifting Hausa literature and promoting Hausa music in Nigeria and Africa.

On March 4, 2017, Dr. Bukar Usman was honoured with Dr. Abubakar Imam Merit Award on Hausa literature (Hikaya) by the Alkalam Kungiyar Marubuta Hausa (association of Hausa Books authors) in Kaduna State.

On April 16, 2017 Dr. Bukar Usman was given an award, Jakadan Adabin Hausa (Ambassador of Hausa Literature) by the National Museum of Burkina Faso in collaboration with Association Makaranta in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

On June 28, 2017 Dr. Bukar Usman was inducted as a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD) with membership number M.U04257.

Dr. Bukar Usman is married with children.

Dr. Bukar Usman started writing while in the Federal Civil Service, but intensified his effort in that direction after his graceful retirement from the service.  Through his writing and philanthropy in the education sector he has commanded public attention, respect and admiration. His contributions to educational development are noted below.

Book Development Efforts

Concerned about the scarcity of books in our schools, particularly home-crafted books with valuable, culture-sensitive local content, Dr. Bukar Usman took it upon himself to do something rather than talk glibly about it. He chose to contribute meaningfully to the type of literatures our children and young adults are reading by writing fiction books that are rich in our cultural values. For the general reader, he has written on various subject matters through his commentaries on contemporary national and global issues published in the media and in several booklets.

Dr. Usman's intellectual prowess and undiminished zest for work and public enlightenment are evident in the books he has authored so far. The books published in English include:

1.      The Interface of the Muse & Government Protocol (Literature/Criticism), Klamidas, 1998.

2.      Press, Policy & Responsibility (Media), Klamidas, 1999.

3.      Democracy, Human Rights and National Stability (Politics/Development), Klamidas, 1999.

4.      Voices in a Choir: Issues in Democratization and National Stability in Nigeria, (Klamidas, 1999).

5.      The Bride without Scars and Other Stories (Klamidas 2005).

6.      The Stick of Fortune (Klamidas 2006).

7.      Hatching Hopes (Autobiography), Klamidas 2006

8.      The Hyena and the Squirrel (Klamidas 2006).

9.      Girls in Search of Husband and Other Stories (Klamidas 2006).

10. Dreams and Realities, Issues in Nigeria's Golden Jubilee Independence Anniversary (Klamidas, 2010).

11. Globalization and the World after Mubarak and Gaddafi (Klamidas, 2012).

12. Folklore and History: The Twin Rivers of World Heritage (Klamidas, 2013)

13. My Literary Journey (Klamidas, 2013).

14. Language Disappearance and Cultural Diversity in Biu Emirate (Klamidas, 2014).

15. Girl-Child Education in Biu Emirate: The Early Years (Klamidas, 2014).

16. Leadership, Security and National Development (Klamidas, 2015).

17. A History of Biu (Klamidas, 2015).

18.      Language, Technology and Democratic Culture (Klamidas 2017)

19.      Public Policy Formulation in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects (Klamidas 2017)

20.      Issues and Challenges of National Security (Klamidas 2017)

His creative writings publications include 652-page compendium of Hausa-Language folktales titled Taskar Tatsuniyoyi, and English-Language short story books. Hatching Hopes and My Literary Journey (autobiographies); Folklore and History; Girl-Child Education in Biu Emirate: The Early Years and A History of Biu are among his non-fiction works.

Taskar Tatsuniyoyi: Rediscovering Folktales in Hausa Language

One definite area through which he made a distinctive contribution to the development of education is by researching and documenting folktales from Biu area into 15 Hausa-language books. Although the folktales were gathered from Biu, they are actually a common currency in Northern Nigeria. Today, there is no compendium of Hausa folktales that contains as many stories as his 652-page book, Taskar Tatsuniyoyi, his 15th book in Hausa Language published in 2012.

His first 14 books in Hausa-Language tales are as follows:

1.      Marainiya                                       Gidan Dabino Publishers, 2005

2.      Jarumin Sarki                                                "                  "

3.      Yarima Da Labbi                                            "                 "

4.      Tsurondi                                                          "                 "

5.      Sandar Arziki                                                  "                 "

6.      Dankutungayya                                               "                 "

7.      Gwaidayara*                                    Gidan Dabino Publishers, 2009

8.      Dan Agwai Da Kura*                                      "                 "

9.      Tsohuwa Da 'Yan Mata Uku                             "                "

10. Dankucaka                                                           "                "

11. Al'ajabi                                                                 "                "

12. 'Yargata                                                                "                "

13. Duguli Dan Bajinta                                              "                "

14. Muguwar Kishiya                                                  "                "   

15. Taskar Tatsuniyoyi            Gidan Dabino Publishers, 2010                                        

 * Books approved for Hausa syllabus in Junior Secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Dr. Bukar Usman has several forthcoming books: My Public Service Journey: Issues in Public Policy Administration in Nigeria, an analytical book on public service in Nigeria; A Treasury of Nigerian Tales; A Selection of Nigerian Folktales: Themes and Settings; People, Animals, Spirits and Objects: 1000 Folk Stories of Nigeria; Gods and Ancestors: Mythic Tales of Nigeria; Language, Technology and Democratic Culture; Issues and Challenges of National Security and Cika Buri. He is currently the President of the Nigerian Folklore Society and the Chairman, Dr. Bukar Usman Foundation (a charity organization).

Educational/Book-Promotion Efforts

Dr. Usman has complemented his book-writing efforts with donation of books to individuals, media houses, public libraries, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities within and outside Nigeria. Regarding his generosity and philanthropy in terms of giving books to institutions, funding research, sponsorship of deserving students and academic prizes, the following list illustrates his exemplary contributions:

           i.            He has donated books to several linguistics departments in universities and colleges in Nigeria.

         ii.             He has donated books to Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, Republic of Niger; and also to the departments of African Languages in Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, University of Leipzig and University of Hamburg all in Germany; University of Leeds and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), in UK; Warsaw University, Poland; Al'Azhar University and Cairo University, Egypt.

       iii.              Apart from donating to universities within and outside Nigeria, Dr. Bukar Usman has also donated books to global organizations, among which is UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (UIL) in Germany.

       iv.            He also donated books to local and foreign media houses including Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Voice of Nigeria, The Guardian, Daily Trust, New Nigerian, BBC Hausa Service and Radio France International (RFI).

         v.            He has donated books as prizes for GSS Garko, Kano State competition on fiction writing and drama. Also, at the first meeting of the first World Hausa song writers association held in Kano, Dr. Bukar Usman donated prizes for the eight people who won the competition on writing songs.

       vi.            He has donated books to Gizago Association (NGO) for use as prizes in their quiz competition.

     vii.            He has donated books to a number of institutions including:

  • Borno State libraries at Maiduguri and Biu
  • College of Education Waka, Biu Local Government, Borno State
  • College of Education F.C.T Zuba, Abuja
  • Government Day Secondary School, Wandali, Kwaya Kusar, Borno

State

  • Garfa Foundation Schools, Kwaya Kusar, Borno State
  • Sasilka Nursery/Primary School, Kwaya Kusar L.G.A, Borno State
  • Kwaya Kusar Local Government Education Authority, Borno State
  • Wapu Nursery/Primary School, Kwaya Kusar L.G.A, Borno State
  • J.S.S Garin Gabas, Hadija L.G.A, Jigawa State
  • UBEB, Hadija L.G.A, Jigawa State
  • G.G.S.S Doma, Gombe State
  • J.S.S Dadin Kowa, Gombe State
  • G.D.S Jouro, Shehu Vegfru, Gombe State
  • Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, Library
  • University of Jos, Library, Plateau State
  • Library of Languages in Education and Society, University of

Maiduguri, Borno State

  • Department of Crop Production, University of Maiduguri, Borno State
  • University of Maiduguri, Ramat Library, Borno State
  • Centre for Trans-Saharan Studies, University of Maiduguri, Borno State
  • University of Maiduguri Department of History
  • Department of Archaeology, University of Jos
  • Department of Languages and Linguistics University of Maiduguri
  • Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of

Jos

  • National Institute of Archaeology and Museum Studies, Jos
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State
  • University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
  • University of Lagos
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu state
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu State
  • Umaru Yar'Adua University, Katsina State
  • Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto State
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
  • Nassarawa State University, Nasarawa
  • Gombe State University, Gombe
  • Yobe State University, Yobe
  • Federal College of Education , Katsina State
  • Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State
  • 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna State
  • St Gerards Catholic Hospital, Kakuri, Kaduna State
  • Naiter Unguwan Rimi, Kaduna State
  • Gambo Sawaba Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State
  • Daura General Hospital
  • NDA Medical Centre, Kaduna State
  • Siahiasa Clinic, Kaduna State
  • Almar Clinic, Kaduna State
  • Imam Clinic, Unguwan Dosa, Kaduna State
  • Abumudallib International, Kaduna State
  • Garkuwa Hospital, Kaduna State
  • Vicas Clinic Sabil, Kaduna State
  • FOMWAN Hospital, Kaduna State
  • Garden City Hospital, Kaduna State
  • New Nigeria Development Company Ltd (NNDC), Kaduna State
  • Roger Brooks Hotel and Suites, Utako, Abuja
  • Kaduna State Museum
  • Kaduna State Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Federal College of Education , Kano
  • Federal College of Education, Gombe, Gombe State
  • College of Education, Kachia, Kaduna State
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • University of Abuja
  • Benue State University
  • Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta
  • Muslim Community Centre, Wuse-Abuja
  • Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Abuja
  • Voice of Nigeria
  • Kaduna State University
  • Al-Bidayatul Jameelah, Kaduna
  • Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria, Kaduna
  • Nagarta Radio, Kaduna
  • Liberty Radio, Kaduna
  • Freedom Radio, Kaduna
  • National Assembly Institute, Abuja
  • Federal Capital Territory Administration Universal Basic Education

Board, Abuja

  • Fetado International School, Asokoro, Abuja
  • Liberty Square Academy, Gwarimpa, Abuja
  • Grande Ville Academy, Gwarimpa, Abuja
  • Primary School, Kamuyya, Biu L.G.A
  • Junior Secondary School, Buratai, Biu L.G.A
  • Primary School, Buratai, Biu L.G.A
  • Primary Kurnari, Biu L.G.A
  • Primary School Miringa, Biu L.G.A
  • Godiya Secondary School Biu, Biu L.G.A
  • Government Girls School Biu, Biu L.G.A
  • Galdemare Primary School Biu, Biu L.G.A
  • Federal Government Girls Secondary School, Bwari, F.C.T
  • Federal Government Girls College, Malali, Kaduna
  • Junior Secondary School, Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja
  • Islamiya School, Jos
  • Federal University of Technology, Yola
  • Federal College of Education, Yola
  • Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State
  • Federal University Wukari, Taraba State
  • Federal University Gashua, Yobe State
  • Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Adamawa State University Mubi
  • British Nigerian Academy (BNA), Abuja
  • Zans Nursery and Primary School, Unguwan Rimi, Kaduna
  • Education Resource Centre, Abuja
  • National Mass Literacy Centre, Asokoro, Abuja
  • Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State
  • Gambar Lere Community Secondary School, Bogoro L.G.A, Bauchi

State

  • Gambar Zugum Community Secondary School, Bogoro L.G.A, Bauchi State
  • Junior Secondary School, Nyanya Gwandara, Nasarawa State
  • LEA Yimi Primary School, Zuba, Abuja.
  • Nigeria Immigration Service, Headquarters, Abuja.
  • Mariacutty Empowerment Foundation, Kaduna
  • Ilmihouse, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  • El Amin International School, Abuja
  • Sky Power Express Airways Nig. Ltd, Kaduna
  • Air Force Girls Comprehensive School, Jos
  • JSS Gosa, Airport Road, Abuja
  • Rosie Marie International School, Benin City
  • Ebedi Residency Iseyin, Oyo State
  • Nigerian Institute of Languages and Linguistics, Aba, Abia State
  • Federal Government College, Maiduguri
  • High Court of Justice Library, Maiduguri
  • Ministry of Justice Library, Maiduguri
  • Office of the SSG (Political and Cabinet), Borno State
  • Biu Local Government Secretariat, Borno State
  • Zamani College, Kaduna
  • Nasarawa Broadcasting Service, Keffi Nasarawa State
  • Galadima Memorial Primary School, Biu, Borno State
  • Galadima Islamic Centre Biu, Borno State
  • Dabota Book Club and Coal City Literary Forum, Enugu, Enugu State
  • Pan Atlantic University, Lagos
  • Bura Women Development Association
  • African Policy Research Institute, Abuja
  • Babcock University, Ogun State
  • African Research and Development Agency (ARADA), Kano State
  • Office of the District Head (Biu East), Biu
  • Ibitomi Adepoju, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Abubakar Imam Foundation, Kaduna State
  • Association Makaranta, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • BMT Library Wuse, Abuja
  • Jama'atul Nasrul Ismal, Biu Emirate, Borno State
  • Nigerian Prison Service, Biu, Borno State
  • Nigeria Police Force, Biu Area Command/Biu Division Borno State
  • Borno State Fire Service, Biu Zonal Fire State Biu, Borno State
  • All Private Secondary Schools Biu, Borno State
  • UBE J.D.S.S, Biu, Borno State
  • Government Senior Science Secondary School Biu
  • Jama'atu Izalatil Bidi'ah Wa'Ikamatis Sunnah Mosque, Karu, AMAC, Abuja.
  • Tarkamda Bayan Gidan Sarki, Garuwashina, Association Biu, Borno State
  • Nakori Investment, Galdemari Ward, Biu
  • Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (APSHON), Biu Branch
  • Zarawuyaku Ward, Biu L.G.A
  • British Oasis Academy, Abuja
  • FCT Universal Basic Education, Abuja.
  • Bamanga Tukur Library, Abuja
  • College of Education Waka Biu
  • Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Biu, Hawul, Shani, Kwayakusar and Bayo Local Government Areas, Borno State
  • Desert Herald News, Kaduna
  • The Guardian
  • Daily Trust
  • New Nigerian
  • Thisday
  • Blueprint
  • The Punch
  • The Sun
  • Platform

   viii.             Dr. Bukar Usman, through his Foundation, has sponsored scholars and students in Nigeria. 

       ix.            He has donated funds for research in language, literature and culture to undergraduate, masters and PhD. students at the Bayero University, Kano and Cairo University, Egypt.

         x.            He has donated funds for researches in folktales of some languages of some States in Nigeria.

       xi.              Beneficiaries of his philanthropy include Kaduna State University and best graduating students in several fields of Hausa studies at the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto.

For more information visit www.bukarusman.com, https://archive.org/details/ttall, https://archive.org/details/hiradabukar and https://goo.gl/OW6dnL

July 11, 2017

 

Brief Profile of Bukar Usman, D.Litt, OON

Date of Birth:                                           December 10, 1942

Place of Birth:                                          Biu, Borno State

Nationality:                                              Nigerian

Status:                                                      Married, 4 Children

 

Academic Qualifications:

Senior Primary School Certificate, 1957

West African School Certificate (WASC), 1963

Higher School Certificate (HSC), 1965              

BA (Public Administration), 1969

D.Litt. (St. Clements University), 1999

D.Litt. (Ahmadu Bello University), 2014                                                                               

Educational Institutions Attended:

Biu Central Primary School, 1951 - 1954

Yerwa Senior Primary School, 1955 - 1957

Borno Provincial Secondary School, 1958 - 1963

King's College Lagos, 1964 - 1965

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1966 - 1969

 

Courses in Public/Corporate Governance:                                               

1.      Security & Intelligence Administration Course, UK                                1974

2.      Advance Public Administration Course RIPA, UK                                                1977

3.      Training on International Financial Reporting Standard

by Sirus Associates, July 2012

4.      Board Enhancement Programme by Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria, June 2013

5.      AML/CFT: Insights for the Board by Financial Institutions

Training Centre (FITC):

  • Money Laundering Techniques & the Vulnerability

of Financial Services Products

  • Combating Money Laundering & Financing of Terrorism;

Responsibilities of the Board, Nov. 2015

6.      Company Direction Course (CDC), Oct. 2016

 

Membership of Organisations:

  • King's College Old Boys Association (Golden Ingots /Tripartite)
  • Association of Nigerian Authors
  • Institute of Management Consultants
  • Nigerian Folklore Society
  • Institute of Directors Nigeria

 

Working Experience:

Appointed 3rd Class Clerk (Min. of Communications), Dec. 17, 1965

Promoted Admin. Officer, Aug.   1, 1969

Posted to Ministry of Mines and Power, Aug.   2, 1969

Posted to Cabinet Office (later, the Presidency), Jan.  11, 1972

Appointed Director-General, May 24, 1988

Re-designated Permanent Secretary, Sept. 15, 1997

Retired from Public Service, Apr.  30, 1999

 

Post-Retirement Engagements:

Director, Mediplan Health Care Limited, 2000-2013

Director, Linkage Assurance Plc, 2005-2016

Director, CentrePoint Investments Limited, 2006 to date

Chairman, New-Halcyon Ventures Limited, 1992 to date

Chairman, Creamland (Nigeria) Limited, 2002 to date

President, Dr. Bukar Usman Foundation, 2008 to date

Editor, Klamidas Classic Folktales Series                                                   

Book Writer & Publishing, 2005 to date

Chairman, Nigerian Folklore Society Revival Steering Committee 2013              

Trustee, Cibiyar Raya Harshen Hausa da Al'adunsa (Centre for the

Preservation and Protection of Hausa Language and Culture)                     

President, Nigerian Folklore Society, 2014 to date

 

Leadership Qualities

Dr. Usman is an extremely hardworking leader, who accepts responsibility without questioning. He executes complex assignments with calculated calmness, intellectual pride and precision. Besides having an uncommon capacity for long and sustained work, he leads by example. His subordinates have richly benefited from his outstanding sense of mission and transparent honesty. He appreciates and feels very much at home with intelligent, innovative and hardworking people. Dr. Usman seeks and aids assistants who are loyal yet independent. He appreciates subordinates, who possess high competence, great physical vigour and a passion for anonymity. He is a tidy man who believes government job should be orderly. He has a congenital knack for details and goes through every brief razor-sharp attention.

Dr. Usman is an experienced administrator, knowledgeable about national issues and how the dynamics in the operating environment impacts the activities and objectives of a company. Dr. Usman demonstrates maturity in conduct, a good listener with a strong drive for continuous learning and improvement. He possesses strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team for the greater good of a company.  He adequately prepares for meetings, participates actively and provides insightful contributions.

 

Some National Assignments:

Secretary, Committee on Public Safety & National Security, 1972-99

Member, Organising Committee of 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts & Culture (FESTAC) On Tour of Italy, Yugoslavia, Finland, Sweden, France and UK, 1975

Member, International Trade Fair Organising Committee, 1977

Member, Committee on Commissioning of the Murtala Muhammed International Air Port, Ikeja, 1979

Member, National Intelligence Agency Personnel Management Board,  1984 to 1999

Member, Department of State Services Personnel Management Board,  1984 to 1999

Member, National Committee on Expatriate Quota, 1986 to 1999

Secretary, Committee on the Re-orgnisation of the Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO), 1986

Secretary, Koko Toxic Waste Disposal Committee, 1987

Member, Ibrahim Alfa Task Force on Implementation of AFRC Committee Report on Internal Security, 1989

Delegate, Nigeria-Benin Republic Great Joint Military Commission,

Benin Republic, 1989  

Delegate, Commonwealth Security Conference, Malaysia, 1989

Secretary, Committee on Technical Assistance to Benin Republic, 1989 to 1990

Member, Nigeria Wheat Production Committee, 1990

Member Task Force on Hajj Operation, 1991

Chairman, Security Sub-Committee of the Organising Committee on

OAU Summit in Abuja, 1991

Member, Organising Committee on ECOWAS Summit in Abuja, 1991

Member, Committee on Study Tour of UK, Italy, Egypt and Kenya on Diplomatic Mails Service, 1991 

Delegate, Commonwealth Security Conference, Uganda, 1992

Member, Committee on Equipping State House Clinic, Abuja, 1992

Leader, Study Tour of USA, UK, Kenya on Airport Security,1993

Chairman, Tripartite Committee on Labour Demands, 1995 to 1998

Observer, CVC/ASUU Negotiation, 1996

Alternate Leader, UN Commission on Human Rights Meeting, Geneva,      1996

Alternate Leader, 10th Anniversary of the African Charter on Human &

 People's Rights, Mauritius, 1996

Member, Organising Committee National Workshop on Crime Prevention and Control, Abuja, 1996

Alternate Leader, UN Commission on Human Rights (53rd Session),

Geneva, 1997              

Member, OAU 3rd Govt. Legal Experts on Establishment of African Court on Human & People's Rights, Ethiopia, 1997

Alternate Leader, UN Commission on Human Rights (54th Session),

Geneva, 1998

Member, Programme Implementation Monitoring Committee, 1998

Presidential Panel, Review of Contracts, Licenses, Appointments,              1999

Member, Presidential Panel on National Security, 2001

Member, Presidential Investigation Panel on 2011 Election Violence and Civil Disturbances, 2011

1st National Policy Dialogue on Strategies for Improving Service Delivery in Government Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions, 2017

 

Other Assignments

Discussant, Alumni Association of National Defence College (AANDEC) 3rd Seminar on National Security: Contemporary National Security Challenges: Policy Options, 2013

Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Annual Public Lecture Series, Titled Leadership, Security and National Development:The Way Forward, 2015   

Chairman, First Annual International Conference on Hausa People, Language and History, held at Kaduna State University, 2015

Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Language, Technology and Democratic Culture, Held at the College of Education, Zuba, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, 2015

Keynote Speaker, International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity and National Identity: Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century, held at the Abdou Moumouni University, Niamey, Niger Republic, 2016

Guest Lecturer, Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 10, held at the Institute for Security Studies, Abuja, 2017

                                                                                                                 

National Honours Awards:                                          

Awarded Commander of the Officer of the Niger (CON), 1998

Conferred Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), 2000

 

Other Awards:

Biu Emirate Development Association (BEDA) Award for Exemplary Leadership (1997)

National Human Rights Commission Award for being an Outstanding Human Rights Defender (Abuja, 2006)

Rotary Club of Aba Award for Meritorious Service (Aba, August 19, 2003)

Award in Commemoration of 85th Anniversary of Development of Hausa Literature on the occasion of 50th Birthday of Prof. Ibrahim Malumfashi, (Award was in appreciation for contribution to the Development of Hausa Literature)    (Kaduna, December 8, 2012)

Rotary Club of Abuja Award for Contribution to Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (Abuja, September 21, 2002)

Accorded an award for exceptional individual contribution to education by Usmaniyya Global Agency Limited in 2013

Was given an award by the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN) in recognition of his contribution to Nigerian languages (Hausa Language and Literature) in 2013

Dr. Bukar Usman was honoured by Nigeria-Niger Indigenous Languages Writers Association Niamey, Niger Republic, for Contribution to the Promotion of Hausa Language and Culture, at the International Conference titled "Celebrating the International Day for Mother Language," held in Niamey, February 21, 2014

He was honoured at the 11th Nigerian Folklore Society Congress and 2nd Bayero University Kano Conference on Folklore held in his honour at BUK, Kano on April 2-4, 2014. During the conference he was elected as the President of the Nigerian Folklore Society after serving as the Chairman of the Nigerian Folklore Society Revival Steering Committee the previous year.  

Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) Degree by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on November 22, 2014.

Was given award of Excellence (Sportsman, Topmost Civil Servant, Author, Writer, Folklorist, Literary Giant, Publisher, Philanthropist, Recipient of Several National and International Honours and Awards) by King's College Old Boys Association (The Ingots) on January 18, 2015.

On November 23, 2016, Dr. Bukar Usman was honoured with an award for Ethical and Value-Oriented Leadership by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

On January 1, 2017, Dr. Bukar Usman was honoured with an award by Ranar Mawakan Hausa Foundation for his effort and outstanding contributions toward uplifting Hausa literature and promoting Hausa music in Nigeria and Africa.

On March 4, 2017, Dr. Bukar Usman was honoured with Dr. Abubakar Imam Merit Award on Hausa literature (Hikaya) by the Alkalam Kungiyar Marubuta Hausa (association of Hausa Books authors) in Kaduna State.

On April 16, 2017 Dr. Bukar Usman was given an award, Jakadan Adabin Hausa (Ambassador of Hausa Literature) by the National Museum of Burkina Faso in collaboration with Association Makaranta in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

On June 28, 2017 Dr. Bukar Usman was inducted as a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD) with membership number M.U04257.

 

Present Employer:                                  

Retired Public Officer

Nature of Business:        

Retired, Real Estate Development and Publisher

Official Designation:       

Chairman/Chief Executive

 

Published Books (in English):

Politics /Development/Culture

Democracy, Human Rights and National Stability (Klamidas: 1999)

Dreams and Realities, Issues in Nigeria's Golden Jubilee Independence Anniversary (Klamidas: 2010)

Globalization and the World after Mubarak & Gaddafi (Klamidas: 2012)

Folklore and History: Twin Rivers of World Heritage (Klamidas: 2013)

Language Disappearance and Cultural Diversity in Biu Emirate      (Klamidas: 2014)

Girl-Child Education in Biu Emirate: The Early Years (Klamidas: 2014)

Leadership, Security and National Development (Klamidas: 2015)

A History of Biu (Klamidas: 2015)

Language, Democracy and Democratic Culture (Klamidas, 2017)

 

Public Administration

Voices in a Choir: Issues in Democratisation and National Stability in Nigeria (Klamidas, 1999)

Issues and Challenges of National Security (Klamidas, 2017)

Public Policy Formulation in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects (Klamidas, 2017)

 

Media

Press, Policy & Responsibility (Klamidas: 1998)   

Autobiography

Hatching Hopes (Klamidas: 2006)

My Literary Journey (Klamidas: 2013)

Short Stories

1. The Bride without Scars & Other Stories (Klamidas: 2005)

2. The Stick of Fortune (Klamidas: 2006)

3. Girls in Search of Husbands & Other Stories (Klamidas: 2006)

4. The Hyena & the Squirrel (Klamidas: 2006)

 

Forthcoming Books in English

-          My Public Service Journey: Issues in Public Policy Administration in Nigeria

-          A Treasury of Nigerian Tales

-          A Selection of Nigerian Folktales: Themes and Settings

-          People, Animals, Spirits and Objects: 1000 Folk Stories of Nigeria

-          Gods and Ancestors: Mythic Tales of Nigeria

 

Published Books (in Hausa):

1. Marainiya                                                                                                              (Gidan Dabino: 2005)

2. Jarumin Sarki                                                                                            (Gidan Dabino: 2005)

3. Yarima Da Labbi                                                                                       (Gidan Dabino: 2005)

4. Tsurondi                                                                                                    (Gidan Dabino: 2005)

5. Sandar Arziki                                                                                             (Gidan Dabino: 2005)

6. Dankutungayya                                                                            

(Gidan Dabino: 2005)

7. Gwaidayara                                                                                               (Gidan Dabino: 2009)

8. Dan Agwai Da Kura                                                                                   (Gidan Dabino: 2009)

9. Tsohuwa Da `Yan Mata Uku                                                                   (Gidan Dabino: 2009)

10. Dankucaka                                                                                                (Gidan Dabino: 2009)

11. Al'ajabi                                                                                                     (Gidan Dabino: 2009)

12. `Yargata                                                                                                   (Gidan Dabino: 2009)

13. Duguli Dan Bajinta                                                                                  (Gidan Dabino: 2009)

14. Muguwar Kishiya                                                                                   (Gidan Dabino: 2009)

15. Taskar Tatsuniyoyi                                                                                 (Gidan Dabino: 2012)

 

Forthcoming Book in Hausa

Cikar Buri

 

Hobbies:

Real Estate Development, Reading and Publishing

 

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July 11, 2017

 
     

 

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