I analyse business scenarios then design, develop, deploy and maintain software systems to manage those scenarios.
Having held many appointments of responsibility as Head of various Units at the Institute of ICT.
Recipient of Vice Chancellor’s Merit Award (November, 2014); for displaying high level of initiative towards the realization of the Vision and Mission of the University.
I am a Chief Systems Programmer at Iya Abubakar Institute of ICT, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. I’ve been a prolific freelance developer/hired programmer for various private and government organizations until joining the services of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in August 2010 where my adventurous life as a Programmer in Nigeria continued till date.
My core areas of contribution to ABU so far has been in:
• Web Applications Development: Design, development, deployment and maintenance of various web portals for use within the University and for sister Universities in the country.
• Teaching & Mentoring: Of students starting off their career in computing & ICT via the Diploma route.
• People Management/Administration: Having held at least four appointments of responsibility as Head of various Units at various times at the Institute of ICT.
FULL NAMES:ADAMU, Muhammed-Auwal Gene
NATIONALITY:Nigerian (Kaiama LGA, Kwara State)
FACULTY/INSTITUTE:Iya Abubakar Institue of ICT
DEPARTMENT/UNIT:Software Development Unit
RANK/DESIGNATION:Chief Systems Programmer
I have practical research and development interest in modern, commercial data-driven web applications engineering, I am a Chartered Information Technology Professional, Member of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and Member of Computer Professionals (Registration) Council of Nigeria.
|01||Dec 2003 – Jan 2005||I was undergoing my HND (Computer Science) programme at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin where I assumed the position of Director of Software & Systems Administrator at the Polytechnic's only Computer Lab. During my stint there, I was able to revolutionalize how the laboratory resources were managed and students were able to benefit more. Some of my duties there included the following:
|02||Aug 2009 – Sep 2009||The National Boundary Commission, The Presidency, Abuja engaged my services as a hired Software Designer & Programmer to design, develop and deploy a semi-automated e-payment schedule management software for the Commission.
Some of the most important features of e-payment schedule system involved:
|03||Dec 2008 – Jun 2010||The Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji-Kaduna, Nigeria also engaged my services as a hired Software Designer & Programmer to rapidly develop and distribute within normally impossible time schedules (you know how the Military is!) electronic photo-album software to document the profiles of course participants at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji-Kaduna for students/participants in:
|04||Dec 2008 – Jun 2010||I was busy at the Department of Mathematics, ABU Zaria as a postgraduate student (PGD Computer Science) where, under the supervision of Prof. SB Junaidu, I initiated, designed and developed KADA-Legend 1.0 software – a commercial-grade RDBMS for Nigerian Secondary Schools & Colleges. Some sixty licenses were sold in Katsina and Kaduna States.|
|05||Feb 2008 – Aug 2008||I was in Bauchi helping SAAT CONSULTING, ABUJA as a hired Analyst & Programmer on a job that involved a ground-up design and development of an enterprise microfinance banking application with a team of other software design and development professionals gathered from Lagos, Ilorin, Abuja and Bauchi. Major activities I handled in that project included:
|01||Aug 2010 – date||I have actively been engaged in the activities of the University Software Development Team since 2011 just as I had also been involved with teaching, supervision and mentoring of students (Diploma in Computer Science and Computer Systems Engineering at IACC). Among several other professional experiences, my direct involvements in software-related projects include, but are not limited to:
|01||Head of Web Management Unit, Iya Abubakar Institute of ICT, ABU Zaria||May 2019 – to date|
|02||Coordinator/Academy Lead, ABU Zaria Cisco Networking Academy||May 2014 – Sep 2016|
|03||Head of IT Academy Unit, Institute of Computing & ICT, ABU Zaria||May 2014 – Sep 2016|
|04||Coordinator, Applications & Software Division, IACC, ABU Zaria||Apr 2012 – May 2014|
|05||Chairman, NYSC Welfare Association (Batch B 2005 / Batch A 2006), Federal Science College, Sokoto||Sep 2005 – Aug 2006|
||2002 – 2004|
|07||Software Director, NACOSS Kwara Poly (Department of Computer Science), Ilorin||Dec 2003 – Jan 2005|
|08||Vice President, Applied Science Students’ Association (Institute of Basic & Applied Sciences) Kwara Poly, Ilorin||2000 – 2001|
|09||Head Boy, Zonal Education Board Primary School, Kaiama||1988 – 1989|
|01||Recepient of ABU Zaria Accolade of Excellence (Vice Chancellor's Merit Award) for "having displayed high level of initiative towards the realization of the Vision and mission of the University"||Nov 2014|
|02||Second best undergraduate programmer in Nigeria during the Software Competition at the 9th Annual National Convention of the National Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS), held at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan.||Nov 2004|
|03||Winner of SystemSpecs’ Software Engineering Internship Award sequel to emerging first runner up during the Software Competition at the 9th NACOSS Annual National Convention, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.||Nov 2004|
|04||Principal's Overall Best Male NYSC Corp Member Award (Batch B 2005), Federal Science College, Sokoto||Aug 2006|
|05||Overall Best Student in Agricultural Science (Junior School), Ilorin Grammar School, Ilorin||circa 1991|
No, I don’t always appear for work like this; but this was certainly one of those good days when looking good is good.
Explaining how the Staff Recruitments portal works during a sensitization workshop to Deans, Direcotrs and other top officials of the University inside the Senate Chambers, ABU Samaru Zaria.
Congratulating one of the Top-3 graduands of our Certificate in Computing course as Head of IT Academy at the Institute of Computing & ICT, ABU Samaru Zaria.
Oct 19, 2019: Moderating a panel of discussants at the Google DevFest Zaria 2019 event held at the main auditorium, School of Postgraduate Studies, ABU Zaria.
Giving a pre-examination orientation lecture to potential 100-Level students of ABU during the 2014 Post-UTME screening exercise at the Faculty of Social Sciences Digital Centre, ABU Samaru Zaria.
Receiving merit award (Accolade of Excellence) from the Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof Abdullahi Mustapha at the Assembly Hall, ABU Samaru Zaria.
The Merit Award Certificate received from the Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof Abdullahi Mustapha at the Assembly Hall, ABU Samaru Zaria.
Showing up for work at the Iya Abubakar Computer Centre on a cool morning...
With colleagues Mustapha Abdulkareem (left) and Nura Dari (right) during a students’ TechHead Meeting at Iya Abubakar Computer Centre,ABU Samaru Zaria.
Sometimes, the most effective way to beat the stress is to park your car at home and happily commute by bicycle to-and-fro work everyday for one month!
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Samaru (Main) Campus, ABU Zaria - Nigeria.
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