Meet Professor Mubaraq Sanni, First Professor Of Accounting In Ilorin Emirate

Professor Mubaraq Sanni was born five (5) decades ago to the Sanni family of Ile Abidjan Compound, Okesuna Street, Ilorin, Kwara State.



He attended Pake LSMB primary school and Government Day Secondary School, Karuma, for his primary and secondary education respectively.



Having completed his Quranic education with Alfa Dodo of Ile Temimu compound at the age of seven (7), he advanced to Daarul-Ulum Arabic School, then located at Eruda in Ilorin, and also to Al-Mashai School of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Idi-ape, Ilorin.



On completion of his secondary education, Professor Mubaraq Sanni proceeded to Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin for his A Level IJMB programme and he was the overall best student in the Federation having scored distinctions in all papers (1991).



He attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained B.Sc. (Hons) Accounting (1995) with second class upper division.



He had his Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Accounting, both from the University of Ilorin. He then proceeded to the International Islamic University, Malaysia where he bagged his Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Accounting.



He had won several academic awards and grants including Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) grants to attend the 20th International Conference on Business and Economics ICBE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2016 and recently, he won Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Institutional Based Research (IBR) grants in 2020.



Professor Mubaraq is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); an Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN); a Fellow, Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN); and also a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management (CIPDM).



As an astute lecturer of close to three (3) decades, Professor Mubaraq had been imparting the knowledge of Accounting to thousands of students in various Institutions of learning: Federal Polytechnic Bauchi; Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin; University of Ilorin, Ilorin; and currently, Kwara State University, Malete. He had successfully supervised a total of thirty-one (31) M.Sc. Dissertations, six (6) Ph.D. Theses, and Co-supervised nine (9) Ph.D. Theses in the fields of Accounting and Finance.




He is currently supervising nine (9) students’ for Master in Accounting (M.Sc.) and five (5) students pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Accounting.



He had published over 74 journal articles in the field of Accounting, predominantly in the areas of Corporate and Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance and Risk Management, Budgeting, Auditing and Taxation in reputable Local and International Journals. Over the years.



He has strengthened his publications and directed his focus on Accounting Research. He also had to his credit, eleven (11) published textbooks, eight (8) chapters in Books of Readings, and many Papers presented at conferences (local and international) and are all available in print.



Professor Mubaraq is not only an intelligent academian but also an exceptional administrator. He had worked in various capacities with number of corporate organizations across the country amongst which are: Toki and Company Estate Valuers, Mustapha Akanbi Foundation, SFI Consulting among others. He is currently the Managing Director, MUMRATFIUM Consult. Presently, he is the Head, Department of Accounting and Finance, Kwara State University, Malete and Director, Institute of Professional and Continuous Education, Kwara State University, Malete.



He is Chairman/Member of several committees in the University.
Professor Mubaraq Sanni is happily married and blessed with children.



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Written by Issa Saliu

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