Mallam Abdullahi holds B.Sc Accounting, 2nd Class Honours Upper (1977) from Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria and Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management (1993) from Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He was at different times Chief Accountant , Hill Station Hotel Limited, Jos; Chairman , Keffi Local Government in the present Nasarawa State, General Manager , Bristol Hotel, Lagos, General Manager, Kano Central Hotel, Director and then Managing Director, Nigeria Hotels Limited , Lagos. He was previously Executive Director, Admin/Human Resources until his appointment as Director, Human Resources, Masters Energy Group.