Engr. Suleiman Hussaini Adamu FNSE, MASCE
Having seen the ministerial list that will go to the Senate for screening, I came across this impeccable profile of Engr. Suleiman Hussaini Adamu FNSE, MASCE. We have been chanting for change and this will not happen until real professionals have been integrated into Nigerian Democratic leadership. Nigeria should be happy for a credible person like Engr. Suleiman Hussaini Adamu FNSE, MASCE to be part of this new dawn in our democratic system. I have always believe that the President will make a very good selection and Engr. Suleiman Hussaini Adamu FNSE, MASCE is one of the most exciting nominees which the senators have to give to Nigerians if they want a better Nigeria.
Below is his profile that will make you believe that he will surely perform as a minister for a new Nigeria.
Suleiman H. Adamu was born on the 19th of April 1963. He hails from Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1984 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Second Class Upper Honours) in Civil Engineering; and also obtained a Master of Science degree in (Construction) Project Management from University of Reading, United Kingdom in 2004.
He started his career in the public sector at the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) in 1985, where he supervised roads and bridges construction in Abuja Central Area Project; and at the Water Resources and Engineering Construction Agency (WRECA), Kano State, where he designed, supervised and managed several water and dam projects.
He later co-founded Integrated Engineering Associates (IEA), a leading firm of civil/structural, electrical, mechanical and environmental engineering consultancy where he has been involved in the planning, design, supervision and management of several buildings and civil engineering projects in Nigeria covering a wide spectrum of engineering and infrastructural works like office/commercial structures, roads and water supply schemes.
Between 1995 and 2000, following his secondment by IEA as Principal Consultant under a partnership agreement with Afri-Projects Consortium, Management Consultants to the Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund, Adamu was actively involved in the planning and preparation of several national infrastructural projects in the health, education, transportation, agriculture, water resources and energy sectors. At implementation stage he served as Project Manager on several projects, notably under the PTF Urban/Semi-Urban, Regional and Rural Water Supply Programmes, National Farm Power Machinery Rehabilitation Programme and National Waterways Development Project (Dredging of River Niger).
Adamu was winner of the Nigeria Ports Authority prize for the Best Final Year Student in Civil Engineering, 1984.
He is a Registered Engineer and presently the National Vice President of Association of Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN). He will step in as its next President in January 2016. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
He served on the governing council of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN (2006-2009) and is sitting on various committees of ACEN and NSE.
Adamu is a policy researcher and political administrator. He served as National Vice Chairman (North West), for the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), from 2010 – 2013; and had served in leading positions in several party committees and Presidential Campaign Councils of Buhari-Okadigbo (2003), Buhari-Ume-Ezeoke (2007), Buhari-Bakare (2011), and Buhari-Osinbajo (2015). He co-prepared The Buhari Programme 2003, The Buhari Programme 2007 and The Buhari Programme for Change 2011.
He is a member of Kazaure Emirate Council, and was conferred with the traditional title Danburam Kazaure in 1998.
He enjoys reading, traveling and golf – and is the current Captain of Kaduna Golf Club. He is married with children.