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Abbas G. Idriss

About the DG

Dr Abbas G. Idriss

Abbas Idriss is the pioneer Director General of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA (2013 to date). He started his working career at Whitesands Insurance Brokers as Assistant Manager in 1991 where he rose to become General Manager/CEO in 1993. In 1998, he was appointed as Zonal Manager, NICON Insurance Corporation, Maiduguri; Zonal Manager Kaduna from 2001 to 2007 and later promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer (Marketing & Strategies), Abuja Head Office in 2007. He resigned voluntarily to start his own business in 2008.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri (1990); Masters of Science, Business Administration, University of Maiduguri (1999) and a Masters in Disaster Risk Management & Devt Studies, ABU Zaria (2011).

Abbas G. Idriss has attended several Local and International Courses , including Group Training Course on Capacity Development For Flood Risk Management with IFAS at the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), The Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) Organized by JAPAN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY – JICA, JAPAN (2014); International Conference organized by Centre for Disaster Risk And Development Studies, A. B.U Zaria (2015); JLT Specialty Aerospace Insurance Training Seminar London(2012); International Training and Business Summit on Oil & Gas, Leadership, Stress Management, Property & Pecuniary Insurance, Fleming Gulf Conferences, Dubai, UAE (2012); Oil & Gas Insurance Training Conference Organized by Fleming Gulf Trainings Dubai, UAE, 2012; Management Program in Entrepreneurship and new venture creation-DCME and Kaduna Business School– 2006; Performance Management Course, LBS – 2004; Aviation Insurance Underwriting and claims – 2003 , among other numerous trainings.

Abbas G. Idriss is happily married with children. He is a tennis player par excellence and also enjoys Horse racing.

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