Professor Hafiz Abubakar is currently a Visiting Professor at the National Universities Commission, Abuja. He is the immediate past Deputy Governor and Honourable Commissioner of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Kano State. He obtained a PhD in Cereal Biochemistry in 1992 from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and was honoured with the award of Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) by the same University in the year 2018. He has over thirty five years of teaching and research experience and published 5 books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and presented papers at various national and international conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops. Professor Hafiz held various positions in the public sector.