Hajiya Hauwa Yakubu Othman was born in Kachia, Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State on 17th April, 1965. She had her primary education at LEA 1 Primary School Kachia where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate in 1976. She proceeded to Government Secondary School, Kwoi and obtained her WAEC in 1981. Thereafter, she attended College of Advanced Studies, Zaria for her IJAMB in 1983. She later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and received her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in International Studies in 1986. She also had Master Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1998.
Hauwa Yakubu Othman started her working experience from July, 1986 to August, 1987 at Government College Katsina where she did her NYSC primary assignment as a class room teacher.
She joined Kaduna State Government in 1989 where she worked with Kaduna Ministry of Information as Information Officer II from February, 1989 to August, 1989. She was then posted to SSG’s office, Security Division as a Personnel Officer II from September, 1989 to March, 1994.
As a civil servant Hajiya Hauwa has served in various offices as Principal Personnel Officer at the office of the Special Adviser (Parastatals) to the Military Administrator, Acting Chief Personnel Officer, Department of Special Services (Security Division), Governor’s Office, Kaduna, Principal Administrative Officer, Kaduna State Ministry of Health, Kaduna State Rehabilitation Board as Board Secretary, Assistant Director Administration and Finance with Kaduna State Ministry of Education, Assistant Director, Management and Policy, Directorate for Private Schools, Ministry Education, Assistant Director Administration and Finance, Office of the Head of Service, Kaduna, Acting Director Administration and Finance with the Kaduna State Ministry of Youth and Sports .Kaduna State Ministry of Lands Survey and Country Planning as Director Administration and Supplies.
Director Administration and Finance with the Kaduna State Bureau of Local Government Pensions, Kaduna State Traffic and Environmental Law and Enforcement Agency (KASTELEA), Office of the Head of Service, Secretary to Kaduna State Peace Commission.
Hajiya Hauwa Yakubu Othman joined the services of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission as the Commission Secretary from October 2020 to date.
Hauwa Yakubu Othman was a member of many Committees, few of which are: Member Kaduna State NEC Screening Committee, Member Airport Security Committee, Secretary, and State monthly Intelligence Committee.