Amina Bala Zakari, Nee Husaini Adamu, was
born on the 23rd of June 1960.
She hails from Kazaure Local Government of
She completed her elementary education at
Shekara Girls Primary School, Kano in 1971
and proceeded to the prestigious Queens
College Yaba, Lagos for her Secondary
Education where she obtained her School
Certificate/WASC in 1976.
In 1976, she proceed to Ahmadu Bello
University (ABU), Zaria in 1976 for a degree
programme. She graduated with a Bachelor of
Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Pharmacy with a
Second Class Upper in 1980.
She had her National Youth Service
Programme at the Federal University of
Technology, Bauchi between 1981 -1982,
where she set up a Pharmacy and Drug Store
Dispensary as her service year project.
Her other academic qualifications include,
Certificate in Managing Drugs Supply for
Primary Health Care from the International
Drug Agency, MHS Amsterdam, Netherlands
and a Certificate in General Management
Programme, Executive Education in Business
and Management, Harvard Business School
(HBS) Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
She began her professional career at the
Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital,
Kaduna as a Senior Pharmacist in 1984.
She was at CVS Pharmacy Hartsdale, New
York, USA between 1993 and 1994 as an
Intern Pharmacist and returned to Nigeria to
join the Consolidated Health Services, Abakpa
Kaduna, where she became the Chief
Pharmacist/Consultant from 1996 to 1997.
She also worked with Afri-Project Consortium,
Abuja from 1999 to 2001, where she was also
a Senior Consultant/Chief Pharmacist.
She joined the services of the Federal Capital
Territory Administration in 2004, where she
was one time Secretary Health and Human
Services, Secretary Social Development and
Acting Secretary, Agriculture and Rural
Her career as a pharmacist Consultant, saw
her working with the National AIDS and STDs
Control Program (NASCP), Federal Ministry of
Health 2002, Project Director for National
Primary Health care Development Agency in
2003, Project Coordinator for FCT Federation
of Muslim Women’s Organization (FOMWAN)
2003, National Consultant, National Agency
for Food and Drugs Administration and
Control (NAFDAC) 2004, Lead Consultant/
Project Manager, Songhai Medical Centre
Limited 2008, Consultant, Complete Medicare
Limited and Accessible Managed Care Limited
2008 and Consultant, Millennium Development
Goal Office 2008.
Amina Zakari is a Registered Pharmacist and
Member, Pharmacist’s Society of Nigeria as
well as member of Nigeria Institute of
Her hobbies include reading, crafts and
She is a widow with five children.
She is a National Electoral Commissioner at
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