Prosopography of Dr. Mala Alhaji Sainna
Dr. Mala Alhaji Sainna is an indigenous son of Yerwa (Maiduguri), Kanuri by tribe, born into the family of renown grand political elder of the state, Late Alhaji Sainna Abba Kura and was named after the captain of peace the former governor of Borno state, Late Alhaji Mala Kachallah. He grew up in Maiduguri where he started his primary education at kirikasamma in 1989, He proceeded to Federal Government College Maiduguri for his secondary education which he completed in 2000. He studied Chemistry at the prestigious University of Maiduguri.
Dr. Mala Alhaji Sainna has contributed immensely towards the promotion of education for the betterment of the society at large. He is a God fearing academician who believes that there can be no action or spoken truth without knowledge. With this in mind, he built two schools in Geshere and Kushika communities in Kaduna during his NYSC program with support from UNICEF. Due to his passion and support towards the promotion of “education for all”, he was awarded by the Kaduna state governor and UNICEF for his selflessness. The schools continue to operate till date as it provides access to quality education to the good people of Geshere and Kushika. This is an achievement that will remain long after he is gone.
After successfully completing his NYSC, he worked in the presidential office as a personal assistant to a special adviser of former president Goodluck Jonathan which signaled the beginning of his political journey. This was where he learnt the rudiments of holding a political office and the business of serving the masses.
Dr. Mala Alhaji Sainna’s passion for education drove him to further his educational career by obtaining a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering at Teesside University England and also served as a consultant to different corporations in the UK before proceeding to obtain his PhD.
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He successfully completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences at the University of Manchester in 2015. He worked at the University as a lecturer assistant, research associate and finally became a lecturer at the University. He was one time in-house area manager of Amazon UK in Manchester the largest internet retailer in the world. He used the time spent at Amazon UK to make a number of scientific publications with his colleagues who are experts in their fields. He is a Lecturer at Cardiff University till date.
His principles in life are formed by the rich culture and tradition of his people, his pride, which makes him humble and down to earth. A gentleman who believes in fate and is generously giving back to the society and the people affected by the Boko haram insurgency through his NGO called Victims Livelihood Matters which was set up in 2016. The organisation has made tremendous contribution towards the improvement and alleviation of the suffering of his people. Some of the organization’s activities include free medical services, distribution of relief materials, psycho social supports among others.
Dr. Mala Alhaji Sainna has shown a high level of statesmanship, determination and zeal to improve the lives of residents of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council whom he wishes to represent at the Federal House of Representatives.