Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar was born on 30th December, 1958 in Tudun Wada, Kaduna South of Kaduna State. He obtained his Bachelor’snDegree in (Biology Major, Chemistry Minor) specializing in Microbiology and Master’s Degree in Resources Management with specialization in Natural Resources Management from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wa., and a Ph.D in Watersheds Management from the University of Arizona, Tucson all in USA. He was during his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) days a Microbiologist at NNPC Kaduna Refinery, Kaduna.
He has worked for over 10 years in various organization starting from Kittitas Country (Health Dept.) as Environmental Health Inspector, University of Arizona as Research and Teaching Assistance, E&A Environmental Services Los Angeles, California as Environmental professional (Industrial Hygienist), Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle as Industrial Waste Investigator. He also worked in Nigeria as a Director Planning, Research and Evaluation with the Kaduna State Environmental Protection Agency and have lectured at Water Resources Research Institute, Kaduna as well as a volunteer Environmental consultant for the United Nations Association, Seattle Washington DC.
He was at different times Member, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Member Buhari Support Group, Kano State CPC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Deputy Director Field operations of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Director Buhari Support Groups in the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), National Chairman Buhari Support Organisation and lately as Board Chairman Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC).
He was awarded in the University of Arizona 1989 Departmental Scholarship of academic
excellence- Doctoral Research Scholarship, his area of expertise includes among others: Natural
Resource Management (Land, soil, forest and water posture), Biological and chemical water quality assessment, Watershed/River Basin Management, Environmental protection programme design and implementation as well as Air quality, Domestic Solid waste, Rural water supply management design and implementation.
He belongs to various professional bodies among them National Environmental Health Association, USA, National Association of Environmental Profession. United Nations Association, Industrial Pollution Abatement committee Kaduna and National Environmental Society, Nigeria (NES).
He is happily married with Children
The Federal Ministry of Environment was established at the inception of the new Civilian Administration under the leadership of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in June 1999 to ensure effective coordination of all environmental matters, which hitherto were fragmented and resident in different line Ministries. The creation was intended to ensure that environmental matters are adequately mainstreamed into all developmental activities.