Umar is a Legal Practitioner, Notary Public and Social Entrepreneur with vast experience in the public sector, private sector and the academia. She holds a Post in Global Business from Oxford University, and is currently a Doctorate Student at the University of West Scotland-Centre for Africa Research and Enterprise and Economic Development – CAREED, researching Africa’s engagement with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and strategies for boosting value added exports from the continent.
Over the past 15 years, Aisha has provided legal and technical advisory services to the Federal and State governments on various projects in the education, transportation, agriculture and water sectors, some of which have been funded by international development agencies including the Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank.
She also has strong background in agribusiness consultancy and social entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Inara Foundation, a non-governmental organization established to support communities affected by the conflict in North East Nigeria. She is also the CEO of Inara Enterprises, an Agribusiness company promoting trade and value addition of agricultural commodities.
Earlier in her career, she was a lecturer on Company and Commercial Law at the prestigious Nigerian Law School, Lagos. She is the co-author of a book entitled Quick Reference Materials on Nigerian Law & Practice – the leading reference book used by legal practitioners and law students.