Muhammad Hafiz Bayero, who was born on May 14, 1987, serves as Uba Sani’s senior advisor and counselor. He was chosen on May 31, 2023. He served as the Kaduna Capital Territory Authority’s administrator for the Kaduna City metropolitan area in Nigeria from 2021 to 2023.
Hafiz, an APC council member, was the state of Kaduna’s youngest administrator to lead a metropolitan authority. In Kaduna state, he serves as the board chairman of the metropolitan authorities. He was a part of the 65-person committee in Kaduna state that handed over power to the new government.
Since 2015, Hafiz Bayero has served the Kaduna State Government in a variety of positions, primarily in the fields of infrastructure and the economy. He currently oversees the provision of citywide services to over 4 million citizens as the Administrator/Commissioner for Kaduna Capital City. He enjoys reading a lot in his free time.
Muhammad Hafiz Bayero Early Life and Education
Nigeria’s Kaduna State is where Hafiz was born. He attended Kaduna’s Essence International School for his basic and secondary studies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England, as well as a master’s degree in process engineering and business management from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.
Muhammad Hafiz Bayero Career
From 2015 to 2016, Hafiz worked as a special assistant to Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on issues related to employment development. From 2016 to 2018, he served as director of investor relations at the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency. He was appointed a special consultant on intergovernmental relations in 2018, and in 2019, he was named managing director of the state-owned Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company.
From 2021 to 2023, he served as the Kaduna Capital Territory Authority’s administrator. He was appointed special adviser and counsellor to Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani in 2023.
Muhammad Hafiz Bayero Achievements
By starting a river dredging project in 2022 while serving as administrator of the Kaduna Capital Territory Authority, Hafiz reduced floods in Kaduna city and helped save both lives and property.
The assets of the company increased by over 270%, from 8.6 billion Naira in 2019 to over 33.1 billion Naira in 2021, thanks to the operational teams he established as managing director of Kaduna Markets to fix broken business procedures.
With assistance from the Federal Government, the Central Bank of Nigeria, and Denmark’s Arla Foods Limited, he oversaw the establishment of more than a dozen commercial hubs in Kaduna, including the Damu home milk farm, a grazing ranch. In addition, Kaduna Galaxy Mall, the city’s first retail center, the renovation of Murtala Muhammad Square, and other specialty markets are also located across Kaduna.
Additionally, he oversaw a socioeconomic initiative worth 26.27 billion Naira that involves giving commercial real estate to more than 16,000 dealers in Kaduna.
He promoted process improvements for the ease of doing business while serving as the director of investor relations at the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency. As a result, Kaduna was the state with the greatest improvement on the 2018 World Bank Ease of Doing Business Ranking.
Hafiz organized the investment promotion campaign that resulted in the state bringing in upwards of $1.5 billion in foreign direct investments in just two years, including the Olam Feed Mill and Hatchery, the largest in sub-Saharan Africa.
In his role as special assistant for job creation, Hafiz oversaw the creation and execution of several training initiatives, including the Kaduna Start-up and Entrepreneurship Program, a triangular collaboration with the Kaduna Business School and Bank of Industry, and the Kaduna Electrical, Electronics, and Renewable Energy Academy, a collaboration with the Kaduna State University and Indian Power Conglomerate, SkipperSeil Group. Additionally, he worked with the National Open University of Nigeria to establish the Kaduna Artisans Training Initiative.
In collaboration with Coders4Africa and DraperDarkFlow Fund, he oversaw the establishment of the Kaduna ICT Hub to provide support for start-ups in growing technology industries.
Muhammad Hafiz Bayero About
The Kaduna Capital Territory’s (KCT) youngest Administrator and Commissioner in history is Muhammad Hafiz Bayero. He was born in Kaduna in May 1987 and went to Essence International Schools for both his elementary and secondary education. He also attended the University of Aston in Birmingham, England, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, where he earned a Master of Science in Process Engineering and Business and Business Management.
In 2015, Muhammad Hafiz Bayero started working for the Kaduna State Government as a Special Assistant to the Governor’s Office on Job Creation. In 2016, he was given a new responsibility as the first head of the Investor Relations Department at the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA). Hafiz was a pioneering employee and a member of the group that oversaw the Agency’s founding.
In this dual function, he promoted the business process reforms that made Kaduna the most improved state and a top investment location on the 2018 World Bank Ease of Doing Business Ranking. In his capacity as organizing secretary, he collaborated with other team members to plan the first Kaduna business Summit (KADINVEST), an occasion that has been showcasing the state’s business opportunities for the past six years. Additionally, he oversaw the investment promotion campaign that helped the State bring in FDI worth up to $1.5 billion over the course of two years, including the largest FDI of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, the Olam Feed Mill and Hatchery.
In his capacity as Special Assistant for Job Creation, he promoted the creation and implementation of more than a dozen programs for the development of skills, including the Kaduna Start-up and Entrepreneurship Program (KADSTEP), Kaduna Artsisans Training Programme (KADAT), Kaduna State Women Empowerment Fund (KADSWEF), Kaduna State Renewable Energy Academy (KADSREEA), and KADICT Hub, which since 2016 has trained over 20,000 residents of the State and
In 2018, Hafiz received a new position as Special Adviser-Intergovernmental Relations. In order to expand and deepen the State’s relationships with foreign missions, development partners, and federal MDAs, he created a specialized and strategic strategy there. This decision turned the liaison office, which had previously been underequipped, into a consular office.
He was elevated to the positions of Managing Director/CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company (KMDMC) in 2019. In these roles, he oversaw multiple corporate restructurings. The company’s assets increased by over 270% from $21.2 million in 2019 to over $75 million in 2021, which is noteworthy.
The company’s revenue performance increased by over 1000% in 2021, and its capital projects—which went from zero to over 23 ongoing projects worth over N60 billion—have increased by over three times the expected contribution of investments in the sector as reflected in the 2020–2025 State Development Plan. As Secretary of the State’s Task Force, Hafiz made a significant contribution to the State’s fight against COVID-19. He did this by expertly delegating strategic tasks, supporting the team in charge of distributing relief supplies, creating policies for public safety, establishing decentralized markets, and coordinating safer work and project spaces, among other things.
Who is Hafiz Bayero?
The Kaduna Capital Territory’s (KCT) youngest Administrator and Commissioner in history is Muhammad Hafiz Bayero. He was born in Kaduna in May 1987 and went to Essence International Schools for both his elementary and secondary education.