Umar A. Hassan

Job Description: 
Technical Adviser to the Hon. Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development
Company: 
Federal Republic of Nigeria
 
Engr. Umar Albarka Hassan was born in 1964 in Auna, in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State. 
 
He holds a B.Eng (Hons) degree in Mineral Process Engineering and an Associateship of Camborne School of Mines (ACSM) from Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, UK; a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and an MSc degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. 
 
He is a registered Engineer with the Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN); a Fellow of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) and the Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME) as well as a Corporate Member of the Nigerian Metallurgical Society (NMS) and Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). He is also a Professional Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Inc. of America.
 
Engr. Umar A. Hassan has over thirty (30) years experience from a number of positions held in the mining sector in Nigeria comprising being a Lecturer at Kaduna Polytechnic (1986 – 1991), a Mineral Process Engineer / General Manager of Mining Projects / Companies of Nigerian Mining Corporation, its Subsidiaries and Associated Companies (1991-2008), a Manager of Mining Community Resource Centre and Lecturer at Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences, Jos (2008 -2009), a Consultant with the World Bank Assisted Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project of the Ministry Mines Steel Development as an Extension Services Consultant for Artisanal and Small Scale Mining, North East Zone and Technical Assistant to the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development (2010 – 2015).
 
Engr. Hassan is the founding Partner of MINRE ASSOCIATES, a Nigerian based consultancy firm engaged in providing Mineral Resources Engineering Services and is currently the Technical Adviser to the Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Abuja, Nigeria.
 
Engr. Umar Albarka Hassan is a Co-authour of “ASM Handbook for Nigeria”, “Training Manual for ASM in Nigeria” and “the Scoping Study of the Nigerian Mining Sector” co-financed by the World Bank for Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project (SMMRP) and the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) along with Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). He also has a number of journal publications to his credit amongst others.