HRM Ibrahim J. Usman

HRM Ibrahim J. Usman

Member, BOT

HRM Ibrahim J. Usman

Emir of Nasarawa Member, BOT


Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril, CON, the 12th Emir of Nasarawa Emirate was born January 27, 1958 in Nasarawa town to Alhaji Usman Maikwato Jibril and Hajiya Fatima Ibrahim. His grandfather, Mallam Jibril, was the eldest son of the 8th Emir of Nasarawa, Umaru Maje Haji. He is the great grandson of Sarki Umaru Maje Haji and thus a direct descendant of Umaru Makama Dogo who founded the Nasarawa Emirate.

His early education followed the Muslim traditional pattern of Koranic studies which he began at the palace’s Koranic school under the tutelage of Mallam Baba and later Mallam Jibril Jatau of Bakin Kogi quarters. He completed primary education at the Nasarawa Central Primary School before proceeding to Government Secondary School in Nasarawa. From 1976 to 1978, he went to School of Preliminary Studies, Yola in Adamawa State. Between 1980 and 1983, he studied at Bayero University Kano where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Geography. He also holds a master’s degree in Land Resource and Administration from Bayero University Kano in 1990.

On completion of his BSc degree, he did his mandatory youth service at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery in Kachia, Kaduna State. In 1984, he served as a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa and later joined the Plateau State Ministry of Education where he was posted to New Karshi as a teacher. In 1985, he transferred his service to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja where he continued his teaching profession at Government Secondary School, Kuje in Abuja for two years. After obtaining his master’s degree in 1990, Jibril left the teaching profession and joined the Department of Land, Planning and Survey of the FCT as a Land Officer. He was later made the secretary to the Committee on Abuja Master Plan, a committee responsible for collating all data and information on land area and allocated lot in the FCT, Abuja. Altogether, he spent 25 years as a Land Officer in the FCT. As a land reform specialist, he served as the Deputy Director, Abuja Development Control and as the Director of Land Administration Department of the FCT. Later Alhaji Jibril took his service to the Nasarawa State Geographic Information System (NAGIS) where he held various positions.

He was appointed as the Minister of State for Environment on 11 November 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, a position he held until December 2018.

Following the death of the 11th Emir of Nasarawa, Alhaji Hassan Ahmad II, Wambai (Prince) Ibrahim Jibril was chosen as the new Emir of Nasarawa by the Nasarawa State Traditional Council of Chiefs and on 7 December 2018, he was appointed Emir of Nasarawa in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State by the state governor, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura.

On October 11, 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari conferred him among others as Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

HRH is married to two wives, Hajiya Hauwa Kulu and Hajiya Mairo, with seven children.