His Excellency, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, the Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, resumed duty on Wednesday 21st August, 2019 following his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.

Ambassador Zubairu Dada was born on 28th March, 1952 in Minna, Niger State. He is a graduate of English/French; double honours from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1974 and also holds a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos in 1990.

He started his working career as an Information Officer in 1975 in North-West State and rose to the rank of a Permanent Secretary in 1986. He was also Director of MAMSER (Mass Mobilization for Self Reliance, Social Justice, and Economic Recovery) from 1992-1993 and Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) from 1993-1999.

Ambassador Zubairu Dada was appointed Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Poland from 1999 to 2003 and Nigerian High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique with concurrent accreditation to Republics of Madagascar and Mauritius from 2004 to 2007.

Until his Ministerial appointment, his last political appointment was Federal Commissioner, Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission, Abuja from 2011 – 2016.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs is a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

He holds the traditional title of MakunPaiko and is happily married with children. His hobbies include Football, Walking, Lawn Tennis and Golf.