Q/S Abubakar Haruna is a Quantity Surveyor and Procurement Officer by training, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Quantity Surveying Department (1998), a diploma certificate holder in Computer Study from Usmanu DanFodio University, Sokoto (1999). He was the Head of Quantity Surveying of the Physical Planning and Development Unit of Federal University of Technology, Minna from 2002 to 2017, he is the Head of University Procurement Unit from 2017 till date. Secretary, University Procurement Planning Committee, Secretary, University Tenders Board and Chairman Bid Evaluation Committee. He was a Part-Time Member of Niger State Council on Public Procurement and a member of Niger State of Nigeria Public Procurement Board representing the Professional Bodies from 2017 to 2019. He is a member of the Universityâ€™s Board of Survey, Anticorruption and Transparency Unit, Monitoring and evaluation team of the University on Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) projects, member, National Executive Council of Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyor (NIQS) 2013 to 2015, General Secretary NIQS Niger State Chapter 2009 to 2011, Chairman NIQS Niger State Chapter 2015-2017, procurement Officer to African Center of Excellence on Mycotoxin and Food Safety and Procurement Officer to Science and Technology Education Post Basics (STEP-B) project on Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology â€“ $5.5m World Bank assisted project in Federal University of Technology, Minna from 2008 â€“ 2013.
He has attended several workshops, training and conferences onshore and offshore in the area of Quantity Surveying and Public Procurement, notable among them are : African Center of Excellence (ACE) Impact Workshop at Djibouti (2019), Project Plan, Implementation Plan Gap Management in UAE, Dubai (2011), Project Performance Validation : Baseline, Benchmarking, Target and Indicator Analysis in Nairobi, Kenya (2012). Quantity Surveying and Procurement Cost Management of Capital Projects in Muson Center Lagos, Nigeria etc.
He has many â€œFirst to initiateâ€ ideas and innovations as a Quantity Surveyor and a Procurement Officer.
He has mentored many professionals in the areas of Quantity Surveying and Procurement. He served as a tutor, preparing the young Quantity Surveyors for Professional Competence Examination from 2015 to 2017.
His membership of Professional Bodies include Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyor (NIQS), Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) certified Procurement Officer. He has earned commendations and awards from Task Team Leader of World Bank in Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyor, (both National and State Chapter), Quantity Surveying Students Associations.
He has passion for traveling and playing games. He is married and blessed with five (5) children.