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Management Team

The ACReSAL Project is managed by a team of qualified specialists. 

National Project Coordinator (NPC)

Abdulhamid Umar

UMAR Abdulhamid is a proactive, thorough, energetic team leader and an astute manager of human and material resources with a track record of success stories in his ability to initiate, supervise, monitor, lead, coordinate, guide and implement large-scale projects to national and international specifications.

National Project Coordinator

 He has been involved in several multilateral financial/funding support projects in Nigeria like UNHCR-UN Women Enrolment Project; South Korea (KOICA) intervention on enrolment support team where he served as chairman. He actively participated in the project identification, preparation and implementation stages of the World Bank funded 433M USD Nigerian ID4D Project.

As Director and Head of Operations Department at the National Identity Management Commission ( NIMC), he led the team that catapulted the digital ID enrolment figures from 7.2 Million in 2017 to a figure well over 97 Million records under his leadership in February 2023.

Abdulhamid was at one time Deputy General Manager in the defunct MTEL (NITEL) where he actively participated in the delivery and launch of several AfDB and EIB supported digital telephony projects of the Federal Government. He cut his public service teeth in Jos Steel Rolling Mills from where he proceeded to work in the Nigeria Airport Authority (NAA)in Lagos. After which he moved on to the private sector to deploy his expertise in the frontrunner private sector telecommunication company INTERCELLULAR.

The National Project Coordinator of ACReSAL is a graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and has postgraduate qualifications from the University of Jos, the IIJ Abuja, the Management Schools in UK (London) and South Africa (Johannesburg). He is a member of some renowned international and local professional institutes and bodies. He has both Philip Consulting and KPMG Management & Leadership tutelages with some project management certifications.

Abdulhamid has vast experiences working with the World Bank and other Development Partners, skills and competencies in both Private and Public Sectors of the Nigeria Economy; Stakeholders Management, coupled with his love for green fields, the promotion of nature and associated ecosystems, the NPC is working currently to take ACReSAL to greater heights.
The NPC whose hubbies include traveling and swimming is married with children.