Ms Linda Yakubu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Kaduna State


Ms Linda Asabat Yakubu, the new Permanent Secretary posted to the Ministry of Environment was until her appointment, the Director of Aid Development at the Planning and Budget Commission, (PBC), she joined the service of Kaduna State Government as a graduate and rose through the ranks to reach the climax of public service in the state.

Born mid-seventies in Samaru, Zaria is from Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State and holds a Masters in Business Administration, from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

The new Permanent Secretary wrote somewhere, thus;

“To impact my work environment by contributing positively towards the achievement of the overall goal with effective communication skills, teamwork spirit, and with enthusiasm for the growth of the organization where I work, with due respect to the existing policy”.
Graduate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).

Advanced Excel and New chart of account & Budget Coding Training, 1st to 20th July 2009. Organized by Kaduna State Ministry of Economic Planning.

Training on Budget preparation reform, from 14th to 25th June 2010. Organized by Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Badagry, Lagos, Training on Tips on working with children, introduction to inclusion, how people learn organized by state universal basic Education Board with the support of ESSPIN from 3rd February to 7th February 2014.

Training on Gender and social inclusion organized by the Ministry of Women Affairs with the support of V4C(voices for Change), from 15th to 16th January 2016
Training on Computer fundamentals, Windows Vista, PowerPoint, and Excel at APTECH training institute Kaduna, June 2008.

Training on Micro Soft Excel for Budgeting organized by the Ministry of Budget and Planning in Collaboration with Aliwaj Computer Enterprises from 12th to 16th July 2016.

Training on Policy and Budget Formulation and Implementation Organized by Centre for Management Development (CMD), Abuja, from 7th -18th November 2016.

Training on the use of Microsoft NAVISION for Budget Preparation and Implementation organized by Kaduna State Ministry of Budget and Planning, Ministry of Finance in Collaboration with GEMS Consortium Lagos from 8th -15th November 2017.

Train the trainers on the Optima Nutrition Model organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning with support from the World Bank from 12th -13th 2022 in Abuja.

Training on Nutrition Budget Tagging organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning from 10th – 12th May 2023.

Training on Sustainable Financing Framework for Nutrition organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning 18th – 20th December 2022 Lagos, 24th- 27th July 2023 in Kano.

Review of the Kaduna State Multisectoral Plan of Action 23rd -24th August 2023 in Zaria.
Development of the Annual Operational Plan for State Committee on Nutrition 13th -14th September 2023.


2016: Certificate in Policy Budget Formulation and Preparation CMD, Abuja.

2014: Educational workshop; Introduction to inclusion, How people learn, Tips on working with Children and Basic Sign Language.

2010: Masters in Business Administration, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

2010: Certificate in Budget Reform, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry Lagos.

2008: Certificate on Computer Fundamentals.

2006: National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Certificate.
2006: Certificate in Basic Computer Operation.

2005: Proficiency Certificate in Management, Nigerian Institute of Management.

1999 2004 Business Administration, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna, Second Class Upper Division.

1989 -1994: Federal Government Girls College, Benin-City, Edo State, SSCE Certificate.

1983-1988: Ahmadu Bello University Staff School, Primary School Certificate.

With a resounding academic background and milestones in budgeting as well as development work, Ms Linda Asabat Yakubu is expected to bring to bear her experiences toward moving the Ministry of Environment to greater heights by extension help drive the state to achieve 2030 SDGs commitments.


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