H.E. Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz
National Identity Management Commission
Engr. Aliyu Aziz Abubakar has over 30 years of post qualification experience in engineering, Information Technology, and management spanning both public and private sectors. He is currently the Director General/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), prior to which he served as the Director of Information Technology/National Identity Database department in NIMC.
Engr Aziz graduated from Ahmadu Bello University with B.Eng. in Civil Engineering and subsequently obtained M.Sc in Structural Engineering at the same University. He is an alumnus of Harvard, Stanford, IMD, MIT and Lagos Business School where he has obtained numerous specialized certifications.
Engr. Aziz has held key leadership roles in both public and private firms and served in various capacities as Information Technology Adviser to the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Deputy Director IT at Bureau of Public enterprises (BPE), Technical Chairman on the Presidential Committee on Harmonisation of ICT which resulted in the formation of Galaxy Backbone Plc, Director in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) where he served in the Presidential Implementation Committee, charged with implementing Government Decisions on Consumer Credit System, National Outsourcing Initiative and Harmonization of Identification Schemes in Nigeria. The committee oversaw the setting up of the National Identity Management Commission in 2007, of which he later became a pioneer staff.
Engr. Aziz is a fellow of the Institute of Information Management, Nigeria Institution of Space Engineers and Nigeria Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) where he is the current National Vice President. He holds memberships in several professional bodies including Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Computer Association of Nigeria (CAON) and the Internet Society (ISOC). Engr Aziz is widely travelled, and an avid reader of books. He is also a strong believer in continuous education and constant pursuit of knowledge. He is a devout muslim who is married with children. In his spare time, he is a technology enthusiast who keeps up with coding practice and online trainings related to Information Technology and engineering.