Samaila Abdullahi Barau Esq

Samaila Abdullahi Barau Esq

Barrister Samaila Abdullahi Barau

 Commissioner in charge of Legal Matters in the Commission was sworn-in as Electoral Commissioner on 2nd March, 2021 for his first tenure and Coordinator of Zone 3A comprising these Local Government areas Kachia, Kagarko, Kauru and Zangon.

Samaila Abdullahi Barau Esq. was born in Dawaki, Kauru LGA of Kaduna State on 23rd October; 1963.He started his early education at LEA Primary School, Dawaki where he obtained his Primary School Leaving Certificate in 1976. He also attended Government Secondary School, Samainaka from 1976 to 1981 and obtained his Secondary School Leaving Certificate in 1981. From there he proceeded to College of Advanced Studies, Zaria from 1981 to 1984. Barrister Samaila obtained LLB Degree in Law from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in the year 1989. In 1991, he also obtained BL (Barrister at Law) Certificate from Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos. He thereafter went to A.B.U Zaria in 1993 and got his LLM (Master of Laws) Certificate in 1996.

Samaila A. Barau Esq started his working career as a Law Officer with Delta Steel Company, Ovian Aladja Delta State, where he served as a Youth Corper from 1990 -1991.

He later became Law lecturer in the Faculty of Law of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto from 1991 -2000. He subsequently joined the services of Kaduna State Ministry of Justice from 2000 -2008 as Senior State Counsel, Principal State Counsel and was later promoted to the rank of Assistant Director Civil Litigation in 2007.

Barrister Samaila later joined the service of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 2008, as a Legal Adviser, under the nomenclature of Principal Assistant Registrar and was finally promoted to the rank of Deputy Registrar in 2013. He was subsequently posted to serve as Institute Secretary/Director of Administration to NAERLS, A.B.U Zaria from 2018 to 2021.

Barrister Samaila Abdullahi Barau attended several International and Local conferences and seminars; he has many academic papers to his credit.

He is married with children.