Habiba Ammah Wakil is a distinguished lawyer, public sector administrator, Oil and Gas Local Content Expert and an Independent Director of Nova Merchant Bank Limited.
Mrs Wakil was a pioneer employee of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund where she set up the Legal Department and put in place all the legal contracts and documents used by the Fund. She rose to the position of General Manager Nigerian Content Division, having worked on a wide range of areas covering Legal, Planning & Research, Operations and Training.
Mrs. Wakil started her career in Borno State Ministry of Justice and rose to the position of Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. She has over 30 years Legal and Administrative experience and has held positions as Director Legal Services at the Borno Radio Television Corporation and the Director Management & Legal Services at the Education Tax Fund, Abuja. She is a member of International Bar Association and Nigerian Bar Association. She is currently the President of the Shukrallah Association, a non-profit organisation that provides funding for religious education, community development and infrastructure.
Mrs. Wakil has an LLM (Criminal Justice) from New York University, BL from Nigerian Law School and an LLB (Hons) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She has attended top level executive programmes at various prestigious institutions including London Business School, Wits Business School, Columbia Business School and Thunderbird Business School. She is also a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies.