Abubakar Bawa Bwari, popularly called ABB by his admirers was born on 4th November 1963 in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State. He had his primary education in Sokoto and Minna before proceeding to Government Secondary School, Suleja where he obtained his GCE “O” levels in 1982. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geography (1986) and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning (1990) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and is a registered member of both the Nigeria Institute of Town Planners and Town Planning Registration Council. ABB has had varied working experience in the public and private sectors beginning with his appointment as a planning officer with the Niger State Ministry of Lands, Survey and Town Planning in 1988 and setting up his own practice, Tropical Design Associates in 1994. ABB is a consummate and successful businessman with investment in several business ventures such as Gamji-Tee Aluminium Company, Mercury Nigeria Ltd, Interstate Property Development Company and Unipetrol Nigeria dealership.