He holds a first class bachelor of science degree in agric economics from the University of Maiduguri (1986) and master of science in banking and finance from Bayero University Kano (1997).
His appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the bank’s shareholders. Commenting on the appointment, Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga, the Chairman of Access Bank said: “We are very delighted to welcome Abba on the board of Access Bank. He brings on board a very rich professional and board level experience relevant to our bank and our industry. These skills will no doubt support our Bank’s quest to become the World’s Most Respected African Bank.”
With this appointment, Access Bank’s board is made up of 15 directors, seven of which are executive while eight are non-executive, 2 of whom are independents.