President Goodluck Jonathan has named Mr. Yusuf Kazaure the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Backbone Ltd, with effect from Friday, 5 September, 2014, ITRealms can authoritatively report.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim who disclosed this in a letter dated 29th August, 2014, congratulated Kazaure and enjoined him to take the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company to greater heights.
ITRealms recalls that Mr. Kazaure replaces Gerald Ilukwe, the pioneer Managing Director and Chief executive of Galaxy Backbone Ltd whose tenure ends on 4th September 2014 following an eight-year meritorious service and outstanding leadership.
Mr. Ilukwe in an internal email to employees announcing the appointment wrote, “Dear colleagues, join me in congratulating Mallam Yusuf Kazaure on his recent appointment as MD/CE of Galaxy Backbone Limited effective 5th September, 2014. This elevation is an honour and responsibility well deserved. I enjoin everyone to give him all the support needed to succeed in moving this fantastic company to even greater heights. Congrats Mallam Yusuf!”
ITRealms notes that Yusuf Kazaure is a seasoned professional with over 25 years cumulative working experience spanning Construction, Banking, Government and Information Technology.
In 2002, he was appointed as the pioneer Managing Director/CEO, Galaxy Information Technology and Telecommunication Ltd - a Jigawa State owned ICT company. He was responsible for the planning, setting up and running of the award winning Jigawa Broadband Network.
His passion for deepening the role of ICTs for effective governance and national development resulted in Yusuf being a key member of the initial core team of Galaxy Backbone Plc in 2006.
As one of the pioneer staff of Galaxy Backbone, Yusuf at various times headed the Business Operations, Education, Development and States; which focused essentially on ICT4D Initiatives and customer services departments of the company.Before his appointment to the top post, Mr Kazaure was the Executive Director, Corporate Services.
In the eight years he has been with Galaxy Backbone, the company has laid the foundation for e-Government by creating an enabling platform that currently connects over 700 Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in over 3,500 locations across the country.
Yusuf possesses a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Bayero University Kano and an M.Sc in Architecture from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, as well as a Diploma in Computing from Oxford University.
An avid sportsman, his interests include playing Squash, Golf, Swimming, Horse riding, and Farming.
He is married with children.
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