YAKUBU UMAR FARUK was born on 19TH SEPTEMBER, 1983 in KOFAR BAI, KATSINA State. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria M.A. Law (In View), Nigerian Law School Lagos, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the Federal College of Education, Zaria. He has also received trainings on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
He served as Instructor to officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy Provost & Regulating School (NNPRS), Makurdi, Benue State in 2012 and is currently the Deputy National Legal Adviser for his party.
He is the Group Company Secretary of Jaiz Charity & Development Foundation, Jaiz Takaful Insurance Plc, El-Jaiz Investments & Services Ltd & Jaiz Zakat & Waqf Trust Fund.
He also practiced law with the firm of A Y Musa & Co. Solicitors & Corporate Consultants, and was Head of Chambers at AMANA CHAMBERS, 1041 IBB Way, Katsina, Katsina State 2012-2014.
As the Head of Legal Clinic ABU Zaria, his team rendered community services to the people of Zaria City; Tudun Wada and Sabon Gari which was supervised by Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) 2010.
He has gained leadership experience by serving as the President, Students’ Human Rights Club, (ABU Zaria), Chairman Care Taker Committee, Katsina State Students’ Union, ABU Chapter Clinic Head, Legal Clinic, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief (Equity Chambers ABU, Zaria).
He also led a publication of a journal under the platform of Students Human Rights Club, ABU Zaria, 2010.