Alhaji Umaru Abdul Mutallab

Posted by Karen on 05/20/2016 04:24:52 PM
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Alhaji Umaru Abdul Mutallab (born 15 December 1939) is a Nigerian business and banking leader, and former minister of Economic Development under the military government of Murtala Mohammed. He played a major role in introducing Islamic banking into Nigeria. Mutallab was described by The New York Times as "among Nigeria's richest and most prominent men," by The Telegraph as being "one of Nigeria's most prominent bankers", and by The Guardian as being "one of the country's most respected businessmen". Mutallab's son, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is a student who attempted to detonate plastic explosives aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on 25 December 2009.

Mutallab was born to the family of Abdul Mutallab Barade, an officer in the Funtua Works Dept. He lives in Funtua, in Katsina State in Muslim north Nigeria, though reportedly the family owns homes in London and Ghana as well. The family owns at least three homes in Nigeria (in Abuja, Funtua, and Kaduna

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