Born on the 4th of February, 1967 in Sokoto-North Local Government Area, Abubakar Muhammad who attended Senior Executive Course (SEC) 31, 2009 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies is a graduate of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto with Bachelor Degree in Sociology. He joined the service of Sokoto Newspaper Company as a Reporter on the 24th of December, 1992. He rose through the ranks and excelled in the journalism profession and had served in different beats before he was subsequently appointed as Permanent Secretary on 24th June, 2008. As Permanent Secretary, he had served in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies such as Ministry of Agriculture, Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Higher Education, and Ministry of Health. He was appointed Head of Civil Service on 2nd January, 2021.