Mallam Abubakar Sadiq Kassim earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with Economics as a teaching subject at the Bayero University, Kano (BUK). He also completed his post graduate studies in Management from the same University. Mallam Sadiq Kassim is a seasoned administrator whose career spans across the private and public sectors.

Mallam Sadiq Kassim has served Nigeria in several top level positions which include the following: Chairman, Federal Government Cotton Revolving Fund Management Committee (CRFMC), Vice Chairman, Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association (NTMA) – Member, technical team of the Presidential Committee on Textile. Member, Cotton Development Committee, Member, Panel on the development of Vegetable Oil Development Programme (VODEP). Member, Committee on
the establishment of a Manufacturers’ Association for Vegetable Oil and later National Coordinator VEOPAN. Member, Audit team that appraised the testing facilities of TUV as a standard testing and approving agent of SONCAP. Leader, Nigerian study team to Taiwan on the operation of Science Parks, National Expert Consultant on Textile to UNIDO, Member, OSAN White Paper and Review committee on Oil seed sector in Nigeria, Member, study group on the activities of the multi-commodity companies, Member, agriculture and food security thematic group of the vision 20:20:20. Member Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Member Institute of Directors (Nigeria) (IoD) and Member of Council of the Nigerian Institute of Soil Science (representing MAN).

He joined WACOT in September 2016 as the Group Executive Director/Group Head, Corporate

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