Alhaji Lawan Yakubu, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry was born on 12th August 1969 and hails from Bali Local Government Area. He is married with nine (9) children.
Alhaji Yakubu began his educational career at Bali I Primary School in Bali Town from 1976-1982 and then enrolled into Government Secondary School, Bali from 1982-1987 after which he proceeded and obtained the following;
• Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi from 2004-2005 where he obtained his MBA,
• Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi from 2001-2002 where he obtained a PGD;
• College of Agriculture, Yandev, Benue State from 1995-1996 where he obtained his HND;
• College of Agriculture, Jalingo-Taraba State from 1990-1991 where he obtained his ND;
• The Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (In-View).
His Professional achievements include
- Fellow Institute of Professional Manager and administration of Nigeria (FIPMA) – 2013.
- Fellow Certified Institute of Management (FCIM) – June 2012.
Other achievements include
- Certificate in Computer Appreciation from Nynghel Computer Training School – 12th July 2007.
- Civil Service Examination from Kaduna Polytechnic – 10th September 2009.
He has also attended the following workshops
1. Anti-corruption workshop on Contemporary Issues in Corruption Management at Local Government Level in Nigeria – 2006.
2. Workshop on Micro-credit finance and small Business Development – 30th August-1st September 2006.
3. 4-day Course on Modern Office System and Secretarial Roles and Responsibilities in the Current Environment 15th-18th April 2008.
He has also held some Political Appointments as follows:
1. Member, Board of Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority. 2002-2015.
2. Caretaker Chairman, Bali L.G.A by Former Governor Danbaba D. Suntai. February, 2011-May, 2012.
3. Caretaker Chairman, Bali L.G.A by former Governor Jolly Nyame. April-June, 2006.
He has a Publication on “An Assessment of Marketing Methods Adopted by farmers in Taraba state”. A Project Research work submitted to School of Management Technology, ATBU, Bauchi for the Award of MBA. 2005.
He enjoys Reading.