Usman is a distinguished voice in the Nigerian industries of manufacturing and financial services as well as in academic.

Born in the ancient city of Kaduna, Usman had his early education at Federal Government College, Kaduna and did his advanced levels at the Kaduna State Polytechnic, Zaria. He completed his first degree at the Abubakar Tafawa balewa University, Bauchi with a second upper degree. He was also at School of Engineering, University of Durham, Uk.

A versatile technocrat, Usman was at different stages of his career a banker with Standard Trust Bank, Yobe (now United Bank for Africa), Lecturer at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and recently at the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, where has at different times been Facilities Engineer, Electrical Engineer –support and Electrical Engineer Tie-in, commissioning and start up.

He has attended many trainings amongst which are Advanced HV System operations (Glasgow, UK), First line management & Institute of Occupational Safety Health Certificate (Middlesbrough, UK), Team building & Management Skills (Brathay Hall, Central Lake District, Uk) and the NLNG Health & Safety Course.

He is a Member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (MNSE), and also registered Electrical Engineer (COREN).
He is happily married with children, and loves playing squash and badminton.