At the apex of our company structure is the Board of Directors which comprises of highly tested and trusted professionals each with over twenty years of working experience.

Dr. Shamusdeen Usman

Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, CON


A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained B.Sc. Economics.  He holds M.Sc. &Ph.D Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.  He has worked in Public Sector and served on several Boards. He was a member of the Federal Executive Council as Minister of Finance (2007-2009) and later Minister of National Planning (2009-2013).  He was Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (1999-2007) and Managing Director NAL Merchant Bank (1995-1999).

He is Chairman/CEO, Susman& Associates.  Currently, he is Chairman Board of Directors of Songhai Health Trust Limited.

Bar Dahiru Ibrahim

Barrister Dahiru Ibrahim

A 1978 LLB graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Barrister Ibrahim is the Board’s legal consultant, who also holds a 1982 Master of Laws degree from the University College, London.

He brings to the Board a wealth of experience on Administration and legal matters both from the Public and Private Sector perspectives.

Dr Basheer Mohammed

Dr. Basheer I. Mohammed

A 1974 Biochemistry graduate of the famous University of Toronto, Canada and a 1978 Dental graduate of Howard University, Washington D.C. He also holds a 1981 post graduate certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the latter institution. Dr. Mohammed attended several professional and management courses both in Nigeria and abroad. In September 2002, he obtained an international Diploma in Safety Management (IDIPSM) from the British Safety Council and the same year became a member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM). From August 1981 to November 2003, Dr. Mohammed worked in the Medical Services Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He retired with the rank of General Manager. During the course of his employment with the Corporation, he served at various times as a consultant Oral Surgeon to the State House Clinic Lagos, Military Hospital Yaba, Police Hospital Lagos, State House Annex Clinic etc.

Alhaji Abdulahi Bamanga

Abdullahi Bamanga

A 1986 graduate of Kaduna Polytechnic, AlhajiBamanga is a business magnate who has made a carrier in the Maritime Industry. He has held several Board and Management positions in various private companies. He is currently the Managing Director (CEO) of TOKKE MARITIME SERVICES LTD. which is the holding company of TOKKE GROUP of Companies.




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Awwal Sani Baballiya

Managing Director/CEO

Awwal Sani Baballiya is a multi-disciplinary professional that culminates from engineering to public health, health policy, healthcare care financing and health system strengthening and has a over 20 years of cumulative experience in various capacities. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director/CEO of Songhai Health Trust Limited in September, 2017, Mr. Baballiya served as Health Insurance Specialist with the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC, where he served as Principal Advisor and Manager of private health insurance issuers in the states of Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois and Maine, created through the Affordable Care Act also known as Obama Care.

Mr. Baballiya served as a Program Supervisor with the City of St Louis Department of Health as well as member of Washington University Institutional Review Board.

He is a Health Policy Fellow with the state of Missouri House of Representatives, USA.

Mr. Baballiya is an Alumni of World Bank Institute Washington DC, where he received training in Results Based Health Care Financing. He is a graduate of St Louis University USA where he obtained a masters degree in Public Health (MPH) in the year 2008 and a graduate of Odessa Civil Engineering Institute, where he obtained both bachelors and masters degree in Civil Engineering in 1989.

Prof Abdulsalami Nasidi

Professor Abdulsalami Nasidi, OON

He is a physician with more than 32 years of experience in clinical medicine, public health, virology, and the development of vaccines and biological products. He currently serves as the Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chair of the EchiTAb Study group, Nigeria/UK, and Chair/Executive Officer of the Reach Care Foundation, Nigeria.
Professor Nasidi earned his medical degree from Kalinin State Medical School, Tver, Russia, and his doctoral degree from the Ivanovsky Institute of Virology, Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia. He did his post-doctoral and attachments at Institute Pasteur, Paris, F.I. Kimball Research Institute, New York, Liberian Institute of Biomedical research and University of Berlin, Germany. He has authored more than 50 scientific publications and has been recognized by Nigeria with a national honor, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).

Arc U K Umaru

Architect U. K. Umaru

A 1983 graduate in Architecture from the former Soviet Union, Architect U.K. Umar has a lot of experience in business management. He holds a certificate in management and M.Sc. degree in Project Management from the University of Reading in England. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of D&B Limited, a construction firm based in Abuja.

Bello Bawa Bwari

Bello Bawa Bwari

He is trained lawyer, a businessman and a entrepreneur with over 15 years working experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School. As part of his working experience, he has worked with several law firms and companies. These organizations include Kutigi& Co (Law Firm), Bwari, Akubuo& Associates, the National Assembly of Nigeria, the Irania Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC), chrome Oil Services Ltd, Rockline Infrastructures Ltd (EPC Construction), Visapoint Development Company Limited (FMCG Trading), ABMK & Co and Petro Trans-Ennikim JV Company.

Mallam Abdulkareem Mohamed Sani

Abdulkareem Mohammed SANI

Director Representing, New Nigeria Development Company, NNDC

Mallam Abdulkareem M. Sani, presently the Assistant General Manager, Group Internal Audit of the New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC), obtained his Accountancy from the University of Maiduguri in 1994. He also obtained MBA in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2002. He severed in various establishments before joining the NNDC Limited Group in March 2001.

Abubakar Saiq Mohammed

Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed

Director Representing, New Nigeria Development Company, NNDC

Alhaji Abubakar obtained his B.Sc. Physics from the University of Maiduguri in 1985 and M.Sc. Physics from the University of Ibadan in 1988. He is an experienced Public and Private Sector Administrator with over 30 years of meritorious services (23 years in Education Sector of which 6 years are in Private Sector) and a one year admirable Public Service calling by the President of Nigeria. A very versatile personality with wide range of experience in various fields of national development.