Muhammed K. Abubakar

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Muhammed K. Abubakar
Federal Minister of Science and Technology
Assumed office
6 April 2010
Preceded by Alhassan Bako Zaku
Personal details
Born (1959-10-19) 19 October 1959 (age 58)
Zuru, Kebbi State, Nigeria

Professor Muhammed K. Abubakar (born 19 October 1959) was appointed Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology on 6 April 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet.[1]

Abubakar was born on 19 October 1959 at Zuru in Kebbi State. He studied Biochemistry at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he earned a B.Sc in 1982 and an M.Sc in 1989. In 1994 he earned a Ph.D in Biochemistry from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. He has held administrative positions in government, and teaching positions at Usmanu Danfodiyo University.[2]

After being inaugurated as Minister of Science and Technology on 6 April 2010, Abubakar said that his ministry would be concerned about translating scientific ideas into production.[3]


  1. ^ Daniel Idonor (8 April 2010). "New Cabinet Brings Aso-Rock Alive Again". Vanguard. Retrieved 2010-04-16. 
  2. ^ Golu Timothy (10 April 2010). "New Ministers: Jonathan's Cabinet In Focus". Leadership. Retrieved 2010-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Science Minister Advocates Turning Ideas Into Products". Daily Champion. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-16.