Commissioner, Human Resource and Management Services

Coordinator Zone 1A

Mrs. Safiya Umar Balarabe is a holder of Masters in Public Administration from Nigerian Defence Academy and B.Sc. Sociology from ABU, Zaira.

Mrs. S. U. Balarabe commenced her working carrier with Katsina Polytechnic in 1982 as Administrative Officer.  She joined the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) Kaduna, also as Administrative Officer in 1983.  She rose through the ranks to the rank of Registrar/Secretary to the Governing Council of the Institute in 2011.

Mrs. Balarabe served on various Boards and Committees some of which were; Staff Recruitment and Disciplinary Committee, Training Committee, Secretary  Tenders Board, Secretary Staff Clinic Management Board, Secretary NTI Management Committee and Secretary Reform Implementation Committee of NTI.  She also served as Chairman, Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, Secretary NTI Governing Council amongst other responsibilities.

Mrs. Balarabe is a Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management (Fnim) and a member, Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria.  She attended diverse training workshops and seminars both locally and internationally and engaged in community services both in secular and religious spheres.

Mrs. Balarabe has to her honour many awards and prizes amongst which are: An “Achiever per Excellence” by National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) 2013, “Icon of Social Transformation” by National Association of Northern Nigerian Students (NANNS) 2014 and “Best Pension Administrator” by National Teachers’ Institute Pensioners Union in 2014.