The Kano State Branch manager of Bank of Industry, BOI, Dahiru Bala, has been conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) by the Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu.
Mr Bala was honoured at the Institution’s maiden convocation ceremony held recently, alongside the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ikweremadu, Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, the host Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Dr. Sylvanus Obigwe of Belmont Dental Clinic, among other illustrious personalities.
Dahiru Bala, who had served as Gombe State’s Branch Manager for BOI, between 2012 and 2016 and was in charge of all industrial projects in Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba States, received the honorary degree for his remarkable contributions to the growth of Nigeria’s business sector.
PR Nigeria gathered that the BOI Branch Manager holds a Masters degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy, and also in Business Administration, all from the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, Kaduna State.
Mr Bala attended Federal Government College, FGC, Maiduguri, before proceeding to School of Basic and Remedial Studies, SBRS, Zaria, in 1984, for his A’ Level. He is also a graduate of Accounting from ABU, and subsequently bagged a Post-Graduate Degree in Banking and Finance from University of Abuja, UNIABUJA, in 2001.
His working career began at All-Guarantee Investment Company Limited Kano, where he was an Investment Analyst. Between 1996 and 2003, he was the Project Analyst for National Economic Reconstruction Fund, NERFUND.
The BOI senior staff has acted as ‘Resource Person’ for various business and academic institutions including Fate Foundation, Sense Business Club, Africa Growth and Opportunity Act Centre under the United State Embassy in Nigeria, and the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, NIRSAL. He is presently a part-time lecturer at the Dangote Business School, Kano.
Mr Bala, a widely-traveled administrator, has attended several professional courses in Nigeria and overseas.