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Farouk Lawal Yola   BSc.

Non-Executive Director

Farouk Lawal Yola, at the beginning of his career had a brief work experience with Kano State Government in 1980 to 1981 as an Administrative Officer before joining R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Limited as Senior Administrative/Accounts Executive in its Kano and Kaduna Branch Offices for three years (1981-1983). He graduated from, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with B.Sc. in Sociology in 1979

Farouk Lawal later went back to Kano State Government in 1984 where he went through the ranks and rose to the position of Permanent Secretary to both the Office of the Head of Service and the Ministry of Education until 2011. Within this period, he served in many capacities as Member, Kano State Pension Fund Trustees; Kano State Investment & Properties Limited (KSIP) and was part of a number of Committees constituted by the State Government.

Farouk, who once served as the Sole Administrator, Local Government Staff Pension Board, displayed his versatility in Pension Administration when he successfully fulfilled the mandate to clear backlog of payments of retirement/death benefits within six months. Also, he was a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the then Unity Kapital Assurance Plc now Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc until 2017.

Presently, Farouk is the Chairman, Veritas Glanvills Pension Limited (formerly FUG Pensions Limited) and also a member of Institute of Directors, Nigeria. He has attended both local and international trainings on Leadership; Corporate Governance; Management and Pension Administration, among which was a Workshop, tagged "Leadership is for Change - A Public Sector Executive Programme" held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.