The Permanent Secretary

Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu was born in Mayere Village of Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna Sate.

He attended Mayere and Gubuchi Primary Schools between 1969 and 1974, Government Secondary School Makarfi between 1974 and 1979, College of Art and Science, Zaria between 1979 and 1981 and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria between 1981 and 1986 where he studied Medicine.

Dr. Mu’azu, joined the Federal Public Service in 1988 after his National Youth Service as a Medical Officer I with the defunct National Sports Commission and rose through the ranks to become a Director in 2009.

Dr. Mu’azu trained as a Specialist Sports Medicine Physician at the Prestigious Australian Institute of Sports and University of Canberra between 1994 and 1995 and attended numerous International Conferences, Fellowships and Courses in Sports Medicine, Sports Policy and Doping and Anti-Doping in the last 29 years. He was the first African to undertake an International FIMS Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in the year 2000 and remains the only Nigerian Sports Medicine Doctor holding the membership of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

He is a Sports Medicine Instructor for the Confederation of African Football (CAF), a FIFA Doping Control Officer, chairs the Medical Committees of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). He is also a member of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Medical Commission and one of two Africans on the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Medical Commission.

During his public service career spanning 30 years, Dr. Mu’azu has been part of the key milestone achievements recorded by Nigeria in the Sports Sector. He was the Team Doctor to victorious Saudi 89 Flying Eagles of the “Miracle of Dammam”, Team Doctor to the Nigeria Olympic Football Team that won the only Olympic Gold Medal in football for Nigeria at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 and has been Chief Medical Officer for Nigeria at the 2012 London Olympic Games, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games respectively.

In addition to his numerous involvements in organization and provision of sports medicine support to national athletes and during major international events hosted by Nigeria, sports policy developments with particular reference to the promotion of physical activity amongst citizens for the promotion of health and prevention of non-communicable diseases, National Anti-Doping Policy, Promotion of National Safe Sports Participation, Dr. Mu’azu was engaged in a project working with UNESCO to use the power of sport to promote Sustainable Development and Peace within the frameworks of the 2030 Development Agenda, National Sustainable Development Priorities and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

He was appointed a Federal Permanent Secretary by President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2017 and served in the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development before his redeployment to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the 24th of September 2018.

Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu is married to A’isha and they are blessed with three children.