Ambassador (Dr) Hassan Adamu: CON, F.C.I.T.L; F.N.L.S; D.Litt, FNIM; FNIS: Ph.D
Ambassador Dr. Hassan Adamu CON, often referred to as WAKILI was born on May 25, 1940 in Yola, Adamawa State of Nigeria, has over the last few years taken prominent roles in both Nigeria business scene and National assignment. He was vibrant in the business sector of Nigeria and was a founding member of the Nigeria Manufacturers Association in 1971. Within the Nigerian business sector, Ambassador Hassan Adamu occupied the position of Chairman of NAFCON, NICON and NRIC. He also served as Director, Cadbury, Lever Brothers and Wiggins Teape, NEXIM Bank, N.A.L Merchant Bank and Society Bancaire. Ambassador Hassan Adamu was elected President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) for a period of seven years making him the longest serving president of MAN after Chief Odutola. Ambassador Hassan has served as Chairman, Nigeria Industrial Complex Limited, Bagale Motel, Niger Brass Shipping Line, Bulkship Nigeria Limited, O.A.N. Agency Ltd, Frenchies Nigeria Ltd. He is also the founder of the above named companies.
Currently, he is serving in the Boards of STANBIC Bank Nigeria Ltd, Crown Flour Mills, Mix and Bake Flour Mills, FCMB Group of Companies with substantial share holding. He is also currently the Chairman, Board of Directors, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Cooperation [NDIC], SA’A Holdings, BAGALE Suites Hotel, Nigeria Industrial Complex and Frenchies Nigeria Limited. He is Chairman, Board of Trustees, Novena University, Delta State.
In Public Sector, during the Interim Government of President Ernest Shonekan, Ambassador Hassan Adamu was appointed Secretary to Federal Ministry of Power and Steel. He was also appointed Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America (USA) and also accredited to the Commonwealth of Bahamas as Nigerian High Commissioner. With the incumbency of Chief Olusegun Obasanjos’ regime, he was appointed the First Minister of Environment and later appointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development after serving NAFCON for the second time as its Chairman, Ambassador Hassan Adamu was also a member of the NATIONAL POLITICAL REFORM CONFERNCE and was appointed Chairman, Hadejia-Jama’are River Basin Development Authority and also Pro-Chancellor of WUKARI JUBILEE University, Taraba State, Nigeria. He has been Chancellor. Enugu State University.
Ambassador Hassan Adamu was conferred with National Honour of the COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF THE NIGER (CON) by former president and Commander-in-Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR. Ambassador Hassan Adamu, CON was honoured with Doctorate Degrees from the following Universities both within and outside Nigeria: D. Lit.- A.B.U; Doctor of LLD- CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, Georgia, (USA); DBM-Enugu State University of Science and Technology; Doctor of Environmental Science-BABCOCK University; D.Sc. Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto. Ambassador Hassan Adamu was also elected F.N.I.M.; F.N.L.S.; F.I.T.L. and F.B.I.M. He has also embarked on developmental projects in various Universities and also built International Library in Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Lagos.
The history of Nigerian business sector will not be complete without mentioning the various roles Ambassador Hassan Adamu has played in the sector. Ambassador Hassan Adamu, CON is a highly respected Industrialist with various Philanthropic activities in the country.