Dr. Aminu Gusau, mni is the Director of Administration and Human Resources of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Lagos, Nigeria and charged with the mandate to provide leadership and develop the Human capacity requirements, training and administration of the Corporation to ensure that NRC delivers its business objectives through its people.
He is saddled with the responsibility of providing the fundamental framework of procedures and guidelines of human resource and practices that reflect NRC core values in compliance with relevant employment laws and regulations, including the recruitment, retention, training, compensation, welfare benefits and career development of best quality workforce.
Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Gusau was born in Gusau, Zamfara state, Nigeria in February 13, 1961. He attended L.E.A Tudun Wada Primary School, Gusau and Government Secondary School, Gummi in Zamfara State. He obtained a bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in political Science in 1996 from the University of Kansas, USA, Master of Science (MS) degree in Management in 2001 from Baker University, USA, post-MS Concentration (Certification) in International Management in 2003 from Baker University, USA., Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in BA with Concentration in International Business in 2014 from North Central University, Prescott, Arizona, USA. Dr. Gusau was a participant in the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 36, 2014 at the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Nigeria – he is a member, National Institute (mni). In addition, Dr. Gusau attended an Executive Education program “The Soul of leadership” in 2003 from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. In December 2003, Dr. Gusau attended and Executive Leadership program at the Institute for Capacity-Building in Leadership for Development and Public Good at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
He is a member (representing NRC) of the Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) in Zaria, Member, Board of Directors, Railway Property Management Company, with headquarters in Kaduna and he was the Honorary Adviser on Economic Matters to the former Governor of Zamfara State. In connection with his railroad administrative duties, Dr. Gusau has chaired many committees, including the Management Security Committee, Management Committee on Overhauling and Rehabilitation of NRC Industrial Clinics, Management Committee on Pension Verification, and Ministerial Sub-Committee on flag-off of Zaria-Funtua-Kaura Namoda Railway corridor which has been moribund for over three decades. He is also a member, Board of Trustees, St. Saviours School at Ebute-Metta, Lagos, Nigeria.
While employed by the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, USA, Dr. Gusau held the position of Program Director of the Africana Leadership Institute at the University of Kansas and taught courses in Nigerian Business and Political Culture as well as few other courses in Language and Culture for several years. While in the United States, Dr. Gusau arranged for donations of over 1000 books and 500 computers to several Nigerian educational institutions. He established a program allowing Nigerian students to study at Johnson County Community College, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and he coordinated exchanges and visits between various U.S and Nigerian Officials and Citizens. He helped establish the Marwa Lecture Series at the University of Kansas, an annual lecture that addresses issues of African Leaders.
Many organizations have thanked and commended Dr. Gusau for his charitable efforts and work. Some have honored him including the Sokoto State Scholarship Board; the Chancellor of the University of Kansas; the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation in Kansas City, MO; the Mayors of Kansas City, MO and Atlanta, GA, USA; the National Council of Women’s Societies in Nigeria; and Community Living Opportunities in Lawrence, KS. He has been mentioned in newspaper articles from the Lawrence Journal World, Lawrence Business Ledger, University Daily Kansan, and several Nigerian Newspapers.
Dr. Gusau is happily married to Nafisa Aminu Gusau and blessed with two children, Hanan Aminu Gusau and Ibrahim Aminu Gusau.