Umaru Mutallab

Economist, Person

1939 –

70

Who is Umaru Mutallab?

Alhaji Umaru Abdul Mutallab is a Nigerian business and banking leader, and former minister of Economic Development under the military government of Murtala Mohammed. He played a major role in introducing Islamic banking into Nigeria. Mutallab was described by The Times in 2009 as being "one of the richest men in Africa", by The New York Times as "among Nigeria’s richest and most prominent men," by The Telegraph as being "one of Nigeria's most prominent bankers", and by The Guardian as being "one of the country's most respected businessmen". Mutallab's son, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is a student who attempted to detonate plastic explosives aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on December 25, 2009.

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Born
Dec 15, 1939
Katsina
Children
Profession
Education
  • Achimota School
  • Barewa College
Employment
  • First Bank of Nigeria
Lived in
  • Katsina

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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