Abba Abdullahi Dr Nuruddeen

Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)

Dr Nuruddeen Abba Abdullahi is the Chief Executive Officer of ANAN. He serves as a Technical Advisor on the Board of Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the Secretary of Board of Trustees of ANAN University.

Before becoming the ANAN CEO in April 2018, he was a Senior Research Fellow at Dangote Business School, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. He gained over 35 years experiences spanning development finance, mortgage banking, government, and the academia, having held several management and executive positions, including Managing Director at Dala Building Society Plc and Member at Kano State Technical Committee on Privatization. He also served on Council of ANAN and The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE); and Boards in the insurance, hotel and manufacturing sectors.

Dr Abdullahi has been a Fellow of ANAN (FCNA) since 2005 and was a member of ANAN governing Council from 2012 to 2014; where he had served in various committees, including Chair of Establishment Committee and Mandatory Continuing Development Committee. He is also a Trustee of Abba Abdullahi Foundation. He is a registered professional with the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of Nigeria.

He was a British Commonwealth Scholar for doctorate degree in Finance at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1993, and also gained MA in Finance and Investment from the same university and BSc in Accounting from Bayero University Kano. He attended various national and international conferences, and has many publications in professional and peer-reviewed academic journals.

Dr Abdullahi is a Member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and The Academy of Management Nigeria (TAMN), and a Fellow of ANAN, CITN and NIM.