Prof. Sani Abubakar Lugga
the Waziri of Katsina
Appointed as the fifth WAZIRI OF KATSINA by His Royal Highness, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Kabir Usman, CFR on October 26, 2002
Visiting Professor of Management Studies at St. Clements Private Swiss University, Switzerland (2015).
Visiting Professor at Ecole Superieure Universitaire, Cotonou, Benin Republic (2017)
Prof. Sani Abubakar Lugga, the Waziri of Katsina
won over 60 Prizes and Awards for his selfless services to the Nation at large
Below is a list of some of the numerous Honorary Governmental, Private and Political Appointments held by Prof. Sani Abubakar Lugga, the Waziri of Katsina.
Served as National Public Relations Officer and later Acting National Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Technological Students (1974-1975).
Elected National Presidentof National Association of Kaduna State Students (now Katsina and Kaduna States) (1974 – 1976).
Served as Kaduna Area Council Chairman and Member of the National Executive Council of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (1974-1976).
Elected as the first Kaduna State Chairman and Deputy National Chairman of the Youth Wing of the National Party of Nigeria NPN (1979 -1981).
Served as Publicity Secretary of Katsina-Daura Youth Association. (1982-1986).
Served previously as Publicity Secretary and later as National Secretary of Katsina Government College Old Boys’ Association. (1983- 1993).
Appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Katsina Investments Ltd, Katsina Agricultural Co. Ltd., Management and Industrial Services Ltd., Newsworld Publications Ltd., and Lugga Press Ltd. (various dates).
Appointed as a Member of Katsina State Committee on Industrial Projects by Katsina State Government (1988).
Elected as the first Katsina State Chairman of Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (1988-1990)
Elected as the National Secretary of Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (1992).
Appointed as the Chairman of the Planning and Organizing Sub-Committee of Katsina State Appeal Fund (Gidauniyar Jihar Katsina) (1991).
Elected as the Katsina State Treasurer of the National Republican Convention (1993).
Appointed as Chairman of Katsina State Flood Relief Committee (1994).
Appointed as an Executive Council Member of Katsina State Branch of the Nigerian Council of Ulama (Council of Muslim Scholars) (1994).
Served as Member of the Governing Board of Othman Fodio College for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Katsina (1994-2000).
Appointed as the Chairman of the Publicity Committee of Katsina State EducationAppeal Fund (1997).
Serving as Trustee and Secretary General of Katsina Islamic Foundation, the proprietors and promoters of the first Islamic University in Nigeria, the Katsina University (1999 to date).
Appointed as the fifth WAZIRI OF KATSINA by His Royal Highness the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Kabir Usman, CFR, on 26th October 2002 and traditionally turbaned by HRH the Emir on 28th December 2002.
Appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Katsina State Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture(2003).
Appointed by Katsina State Government as the Chairman of Katsina State Committee on Employment (2004).
Appointed as the Chairman of the Hospital Friends’ Committee of the Federal Specialist Hospital Katsina. (2004).
Appointed by Katsina State Government as a Member of the State Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy (2004).
Appointed as a Member of the Governing Council of Katsina University (2005).
Appointed as a Member of Katsina University Board of Trustees (2005)
Appointed as a Delegate to the International Conference of Polio Eradication held in Cairo, Republic of Egypt (2006).
Appointed as a Delegate to the International Maulud (Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) Birthday celebration) held in Tripoli (Libya) and Timbuktu (Mali) (2006).
Appointed as a Grand Patron of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps (2008).
Appointed as a Grand Patron of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) (2008).
Appointed as a Member representing the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs on the Board of the National Orientation Agency, Abuja (2010).
Appointed as a Special Adviser to the Association of Christians, Muslims and African Traditional Religion in Nigeria (2012).
Appointed as a Member representing the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs on the Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation (2012).
Appointed as a Member of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North (2013).
Appointed as a Member of the State Committee on National Dialogue by the Katsina State Government (2013).
Appointed as the Chairman of the Social Welfare and Disaster Relief Committee of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (2013).
Appointed as a Member of the General Purpose Committee of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (2014).
Appointed as a Member of the Presidential Committee on Continued Dialogue and Resolution of Security Challenges in the North (2014).
Appointed into the Board of Trustees of Islamic Green Club, Nigeria, (2015)
Appointed as a Member of Al-Qalam University Board of Trustees (2016).
Appointed as the Patron of the Society for the Unity of Muslims in Nigeria (2016)
Appointed as an Advisor to the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (2016)
Appointed as the Chairman of the Interim Governing Council of the At-Tanzeel University, Kano, Nigeria (2017)
Appointed as a member of the Executive Committee of Interfaith Initiative for Peace under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, and the co-chairmanship of His Eminence Cardinal Onaiyekan, CON. (2017)
Appointed as a Registered Trustee of Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace under the distinguished chairmanship of His Eminence Cardinal Onaiyekan, CON (2018)
Patron of Katsina State Students’ Association, Nigerian Universities EducationStudents’ Association, Kaduna Polytechnic Marketing Students’ Association, Ahmadu Bello University Agricultural Students’ Association, Gamji Memorial Club, Katsina Games Club, Nigeria Union of Journalists, etc., (various dates).
Served as an Executive Council/Committee Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management, Nigeria Marketing Association, Kaduna and Katsina Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture, and Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (various dates).
Serving as Grand Patron of Katsina Zakkat Committee, Muslim Corpers’ Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Aid Group of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (various dates).
Officiated at numerous occasions as Guest of Honour, Chairman or Guest Speaker (various dates).
Besides the services the Waziri of Katsina, Prof. Sani Abubakar Lugga, has been rendering to the people of Katsina Emirate, Katsina State and the Nigerian Nation, as listed earlier; the Waziri’s principal hobby is service to humanity through non-governmental community based organisations. He was the Chairman of the Planning and Organising Sub-Committee for the establishment of Katsina State Development Fund (Gidauniyar Jihar Katsina) and the Chairman of the Publicity Sub-Committee for the establishment of Katsina Education Trust Fund. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Katsina Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture. However, the most prominent of the services to humanity the Waziri rendered to the Muslim Ummah in particular is the establishment of the first Islamic University in Nigeria, the Al-Qalam University Katsina, the first meeting for the establishment of which was held in his residence in August 1999. The Waziri of Katsina, Prof. Sani Abubakar Lugga, had not only toiled to establish the University, as a Trustee and Secretary General of Katsina Islamic Foundation (the Proprietor of the University), but he had lectured there for several years without receiving any salary or allowances.