Commissioner, Planning Research & Training 

Coordinator Zone 2B

Dr. Rilwanu Adamu Yahaya is a graduate of University of Maiduguri where he obtained B.Sc. (Hons) in 1992.  He later went to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria where he obtained M.Sc. (Agron) 2001 and PhD. (Agron) 2008. 

Dr. Rilwanu Adamu Yahaya started his working carrier with Kaduna State Ministry of Education as a tutor in 1985 after his NCE from College of Education, Kafanchan.  He rose to the rank of Principal in 1993.  In August 2005 he joined Institute of Agric Research, Samaru Zaria as Research Fellow II and by October, 2011 he became a Senior Research Fellow.

His responsibility include: Supervision of undergraduate students, Supervision of Postgraduate Diploma Students, Supervision of Postgraduate Students, Research Extension and Routine Administrative duties.  He held many positions including Head of Department of Agronomy 2014 and Member of Senate ABU Zaria.

Dr. Rilwany Adamu Yahaya is a member of Agricultural Society of Nigeria, Member Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORSTON), Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).  He attended many conferences, workshops and seminars and as a scholar, he has contributed to diverse journals and research articles.  His hobbies are; reading and horse riding.