Born on 1st October, 1963, Professor Ayuba A. Aminu hails from Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Maiduguri in 1986, a Master of Business Administration from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1990 and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Management Studies from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
He started his career as a Graduate Assistant in his first alma mater i.e. the University of Maiduguri on 21st September, 1987 immediately after his National Youth Service (NYSC) at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He later rose to the position of Lecturer II in 1990, Lecturer I in 1992, Senior Lecturer in 1994 on accelerated promotion, Reader in 1999 and a Professor in 2006 all in the same University of Maiduguri. With over 90 publications to his credit, Professor Aminu has also served on both undergraduate and postgraduate Accreditation Team of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to many Universities in Nigeria some of which include: Chairman, NUC Undergraduate Accreditation Team to Lagos State University, Lagos; Chairman, NUC Undergraduate Accreditation Team to Federal University of Technology, Minna; Chairman, NUC Undergraduate Accreditation Team to IBB University, Lapai; Chairman, NUC Undergraduate Accreditation Team to Pan Atlantic University, Lagos; Chairman, NUC Undergraduate Accreditation Team to Al Qalam University, Katsina; Chairman, NUC Undergraduate Accreditation Team to Federal University Dutsin-Ma. Professor Aminu is an international scholar of great repute who has presented International conference papers in the USA, France, Greece, Czech Republic, Malta, India, Malaysia, Republic of Korea etc. He was at the Hanken Centre for Corporate Governance, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki-Finland in 2014 as invited Discussant. It is important to note that one of the International conference papers which he presented at the Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines at Malta in March 2014, won him a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of “Outstanding Research Presentation”.
A member of numerous professional bodies including Fellow of the Academy of Management Nigeria, Professor Aminu has held and still holds some remarkable positions of leadership due to to his sterling leadership qualities. He was a two-time Head of Department of Business Management (Appointed and Elected), Member, Governing Council of the Adamawa State University 2004-2005 and was once an Acting Vice Chancellor, Adamawa State University in 2004 during one of the absence of the VC to mention but a few. Professor Aminu can be fondly called the “first man” going by his antecedents. He is the first indigenous Professor of Business Management in the North East Region of Nigeria, the first graduate of Department of Business Management, University of Maiduguri to become a Professor, the first graduate of the Department of Business Management to become Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Maiduguri, the first Professor to be appointed by Federal Inland Revenue Service for a Professorial Chair of Taxation in 2012, the first visiting Professor to the Department of Business Administration, Yobe State University-June 2012, the first visiting Professor to the Department of Business Administration, Federal University Kashere-Gombe State- August 2012, the first Professor to be appointed by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi to serve as an External Examiner that examined the first ATBU Doctoral Students in Management in April 2013, the first President/ Chairman of Council, Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management (IBDFM) , the President of the Academy of Management, Nigeria and the first Professor in the Faculty of Management Sciences since its inception to present an Inaugural Lecture of the University of Maiduguri titled “Business Perspective of Fighting Corruption in Nigeria: The Journey so Far” at the 73rd Inaugural Lecture of the University held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
He was at Lisbon, Portugal between 15th -16th November, 2018 where he represented the President of the Scientific Committee at the 35th International Conference on Economic and Social Development.
Professor Aminu recently received a special invitation as one of the six International Management Scholars to give a Keynote Address at the 4th ASIA International Conference at Langkawi International Conference Centre, Langkawi, Malaysia, 8th -9th December, 2018. This merited and well deserved but privileged invitation has made him the first African Professor of Business Management to present a keynote speech at that conference.
A role model to many and a recipient of over twenty different awards, Professor Aminu who is currently the President of The Academy of Management, Nigeria (TAMN) and a Visiting Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences- Yobe State University is happily married to one wife and blessed with four children-Aisha, Aminu, Ahmed and Amina