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The great Man is still living: Read the unbreakable profile of Prof Jubrin Aminu

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The Professor imeritus,the political merchants,a reknown educationist and a reputable surgeon of international standard. Somewhere in Song,Adamawa North Eastern part of Nigeria begat this man of great history.

i. Executive Secretary of NUC 1975-79
ii. Visiting professor of medicine Howard University college Washington (1989-80)
iii. Vc of University of Maiduguri (1980-85)
iv. Minister of Education (1989-90)
v. Minister of petroleum (1990-92)
vi. Nigerian Ambassador to U.S.A (1999-23)
vii. Senator Representing Adamawa central (2003-07).

Prof. Jibrin Aminu was born in August 1939. He graduated in medicine from the University of Ibadan in 1965, and holds a Ph. D in Medicine from the Royal Post-Graduate Medical School.
Mr. Aminu as consultant, senior lecturer and sub-dean of Clinical Studies at the University of Ibadan Medical School from 1973 -1975, Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC from 1975–1979, visiting Professor of Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC from1979–1980, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, 1980-1985. He was also Professor of Medicine at the University of Maiduguri from1979–1995. Mr. Aminu held office as Minister of Education and later Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (1989–1992). He was Nigerian Ambassador to the USA from 1999–2003 and was elected Senator for Adamawa Central constituency in May 2003 and re-elected in 2007 till 2011.

Force and Health. In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay said that he had not sponsored any bills, but had contributed to debates on some motions. He had managed the Foreign Affairs Committee well, and was very committed to the activities of the Committee on Education.

On 2 January 2010, Aminu was installed the “Bobaselu of The Source” by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade.

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