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Umar Musa Mustapha MeMansaleta Biography: Early Life, Education, Family, Career


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Umar Musa Mustapha MeMensaleta is a Nigerian politician, philanthropist, agriculturalist, businessman, and administrator.

He campaigned twice for governor of Kano state.

MeMansaleta Biography
MeMansaleta Biography

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Early Life and Education

MeMansaleta was born on August 8, 1961. He is from Zogarawa, Dawakin Kudu local government area in Kano State.

He began studying at the Qur’anic school before beginning his western education at YarGaya Primary School when he was seven years old. He obtained his secondary education at Kano’s Government Secondary Technical School.

MeMansaleta holds qualifications in several fields, including business management, economics and finance, engineering, energy, and agriculture.

He attended several institutions in Nigeria and abroad, including Bayero University Kano, Portsmouth University in England, and the University of Queenland in Australia, among others.

MeMansaleta Biography
MeMansaleta Biography

MeMansaleta has a BSC in Mathematics, an MSc in Banking and Finance, an MSc in Economics, an MBA (Master of Business Administration), an MSc in Engineering (Design and Manufacture-Distinction), an MSc in Energy (Oil and Gas Technology and Markets), and an MSc in Agribusiness Management. He also holds a PhD in Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Agriculture, and Engineering.

Personal Life

Dr. Umar Musa Mustapha MeMansaleta has thirteen children with his three wives, Amina, Maryam, and Aisha.

MeMansaleta enjoyed studying the holy Qur’an and believed that reciting it was a necessary part of his Muslim faith. His passion is spending time with his family.


Dr. Umar Musa Mustapha has worked for a variety of companies in Nigeria and abroad. He was previously a lecturer at Kano State Polytechnic, and has also worked with the World Bank and Kano Agricultural Supply Company Ltd.

He has experience working with multinational companies such as GSK (formerly known as GlaxoSmithKline) and Mentholatum.

Dr. Mustapha is an expert in research specializing in energy, economic development, monetary systems and policies, agricultural sustainability, and the environment.

MeMansaleta began his political career as an adolescent with the People’s Redemption Party (PRP).

He was a Youth leader in 1979, and he was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its caucus.

MeMansaketa is currently one of the elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano. He also served as the Director General (DG) of Malam Ibrahim Shekarau’s Campaign Organization when he ran for the Kano Central Senatorial seat and won.

MeMansaleta Biography
MeMansaleta Biography

Dr. Umar Musa Mustapha MeMansaleta is a loyalist to the former Governor of Kano State Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who happens to be his Godfather in politics until today.

MeMansaleta has also run for governor of Kano state twice, but has not succeeded to secure a victory.

Aside from politics, he is also involved in non-governmental organizations, where he was formerly the chairman of the Dantata foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors (BOD) of Alqalam University in Katsina, where he is currently the secretary of the university.

In terms of business, MeMansaleta manufactures a variety of fast-moving consumer goods projects and has been doing so for more than 20 years. He has previously worked for Raleigh Bicycle Company, among other companies.

MeMansaleta is also amongst the farmers who practice agriculture. He is currently engaged irrigation farming, livestock breeding, poultry, and dealing of agricultural commodities.


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