Saving lives and protecting properties of all FCT residents…
the pioneer Director General of FCT Emergency Management Agency
ABBAS G. IDRISS
Abbas G. Idriss is the pioneer Director General of FCT Emergency Management Agency (2013-date). He started his working career at White
sands Insurance Brokers as Assistant Manager in 1991 where he rose to become General Manager/CEO in 1998. In 1993, 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 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 of Science in Disaster Risk Management & Development Studies, ABU Zaria (2011).
Abbas G. Idriss has attended several Local and International Courses , including Managing a Joint Operations Room training, delivered by the UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, February 2020; Executive Capacity Building Training on Leadership & Human Resource Management, organized by Institute for Peace and Dialogue, Basel- Switzerland- 30th November- 6th December 2019; Emergency Water Security Course, organized by Smart Water Group, Israel-December 2019; South-South Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, organized by Center for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (CDRMDS) University of Port Harcourt in Collaboration with National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Society of Professional Disaster Risk Managers of Nigeria (SOPDRIMN),November 2019; Mandatory Continuous Development Programme on Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance: A responsibility for Disaster Managers, organized by Institute of Disaster and Safety Science in collaboration with Chartered Institute of Disaster and Safety Managers, USA, INC- April 2019; Customized Capacity Building Programme for Federal Capital Territory Administration Staff From 27th February to 3rd March, 2017 Organized by PUBLIC SERVICE INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA (PSIN); 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 Training 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 training.
As part of professional development, he is a Fellow, Public Administration And Management Development Institute; Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria; Fellow, Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RIMSON); Fellow, Institute of Disaster Management and Safety Science; Member, Nigerian Economic Society; Member, Nigerian Institute of Management; Member, Institute of Management Consultants and Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Insurance of Nigeria; Associate Member, Society of Professional Disaster Risk Managers of Nigeria and Governing Board Member- Emergency, Crisis & Disaster Risk Management Institute and also a recipient of the Institute’s Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award.
Abbas G. Idriss is happily married with children. He is a tennis player par excellence and also enjoys horse racing.
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