Abdullahi Mustapha

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Abdullahi Mustapha
Born (1948-01-02) 2 January 1948 (age 71)
OccupationProfessor of Medicinal Chemistry at Ahmadu Bello University
Years active1974–present

Abdullahi Mustapha (born 1 February 1948) is a Nigerian Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was succeeded by Professor Ibrahim Garba, the incumbent VC of the University.[1]

Early life[edit]

Professor Mustapha was born on 1 February 1948 to a Katsina state indigene father and Katsina state mother in Kano but hails from Katsina State, Northern Nigeria.

He attended Ralmadadi Primary School in 1955 before he attended Katsina Secondary School but obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1968 at Government College, Keffi.[2] He obtained a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University in 1973, followed by a University of London doctorate (Ph. D) in 1981 from Chelsea College,[3] now merged with King's College London.[4]


Professor Mustafa began his academic career in 1974 as a pupil pharmacists at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital. In 1982, he rose to the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry in the department of pharmacy and in 1993, he became a full Professor of Medicinal Chemistry.[5] In 2010, he was appointed as the substantive Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University and prior to this appointment, he served as the VC of Umaru Musa Yar'adua University.[6]


  1. ^ "Council appoints Professor Ibrahim Garba as ABU new Vice". Daily Post. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "ABU sacks registrar". The Nation Nigeria. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "ABU VC lauds Akiga on new basketball hostel". The Sun. Archived from the original on August 9, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "King's College London - Timeline". www.kcl.ac.uk.
  5. ^ "Garba takes charge at ABU". The News Nigeria. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  6. ^ "ABU gets substantive VC". abu.edu.ng. Archived from the original on December 6, 2010. Retrieved September 13, 2015.