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Hadiza Aliko Mohammed

Hadiza Aliko Mohammed


In 2017, Kings College London awarded her an achievement certificate in Understanding Addiction.

In 2013 and 2014 respectively, she acquired a certificate in the area of Addiction counselling  and general counselling from the Institute of Counselling in Scotland, UK. She was awarded a Masters Degree in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management  from the University of Gloucestershire in 2011. She is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance UK after obtaining a PGDE (post graduate diploma) in Islamic Banking and Insurance in 2007. An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurance UK by exam, she became the first Northern Nigerian woman chartered Insurer in 1991. She has a degree in Business Studies and Sociology from University of Surrey, a Marketing  Diploma from the Institute of Marketing UK and an Ordinary National Diploma in Business Administration (B/Tech) from Padworth College Reading UK.

She has over two decades of work experience. She started as a management trainee with the Nelson Hurst International Brokers in London. She became the pioneer underwriter of Medical insurance at IGI Insurance Company Limited in Lagos from 1992-1995. Subsequently, she was appointed as the first Executive Director in charge of Finance and Administration at Turners Building Products (Arewa) Limited in Kaduna, a manufacturing Company producing high quality roofing and ceiling sheets and interlocking blocks from 1995-2002. She was later appointed the Managing Director of the same Company from 2002-2015.

She is a Business Partner and Certified Clarity 4D trainer and has experience in conducting workshops and training for personal and professional development. In 2013, she was appointed the first Independent Director of NAHCO (Nigerian Aviation Handling Company) the leading ground handling Company in West Africa.

In 2014, she founded The Recovery Place, an outpatient centre for relapse prevention from substance abuse and other addictions through counselling and therapy. It also promotes awareness on addiction through education. In 2016, she founded the House of Recovery, a community based youth association to further strengthen her work in the area of addiction.

She was appointed a consultant on Drug abuse to the Northern Governors Wives Forum (NGWF) in March 2017.

She is a co founder and trustee of Al amanah Foundation the owners of Al amanah Academy a pioneer school  that combines faith and education as a single entity established in April 2004. A trustee of Kaduna International School that offers an integrated Nigerian and British curriculum, the first of  such schools in the region established in 1986;  Mariacutty Foundation, a youth empowerment organisation; WIC Foundation, a non governmental organisation that focuses on addressing issues about women and especially orphans and vulnerable children; a partner in C Clear Consulting, an educational consultancy training teachers and proprietors and helping in raising teaching standards and delivery of education in general.

She is a Mentor under the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme from 2016; facilitator and mentor under the Ilmihouse YEN (young entrepreneurs network) from 2013.