Dr. Aminu Gamawa is a legal professional, teacher, and policy expert. He has worked across a wide range of organisations in the private and public sectors that include corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit entities.

He is known for his expert and knowledgeable contributions on issues ranging from legal reform, economic development and policy issues. His expertise has been sought out in advising on major issues across various countries around the world. Dr. Gamawa’s collaborative approach and creative problem solving to complex and sensitive issues of legal, development, community, and policy matters are well known and widely praised.

Dr. Gamawa holds a Master’s and Doctorate degree in law from Harvard Law School at Harvard University; one of the preeminent centres of legal education in the world, LL.B. from the University of Maiduguri, and a BL from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos. While at Harvard, he was the Coordinator of the Harvard Law School Graduate Forum (2011-2014) and a Teaching Fellow. He is a certified Mediator with the Harvard Mediation Program.

Dr. Gamawa is currently the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Bauchi State. He coordinates and supervises six Directorates: Budget, Planning, Statistics, Administration & Finance, Monitoring & Evaluation and Donor and Multilateral Cooperation.

He taught at Baze University, Abuja. He is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Secretary of its Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee. He is the CEO of Abuja-based Gamawa Consulting Services, a management consulting firm providing quality research, training, and strategic services to governments, NGOs, donors, INGOs, and other businesses.

Dr. Gamawa is also a regular commentator on BBC, VOA, DW, Aljazeera, & other local & international media. He has presented dozens of academic and professional papers at local & international conferences.

Roles and Responsibilities as Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning

Member Bauchi State Executive Council.

State Focal Person for World Bank Projects.

State Coordinator National Economic Council.

Chair of Steering Committee, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES) project (World Bank Supported Project).

Chairman of Bauchi State Covid19 Economic Recovery Committee 2020.

Vice Chairman and chair of the Economic Sector of the Bauchi State Strategic Development Plan Committee 2021-2025.

Member Bauchi State Debt Management Committee (DMC)

Member Steering Committee of Bauchi State FGN/AfDB Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Project (BESDA).

Vice Chairman of Bauchi State World Bank States Fiscal Transparency,  Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Project.

Board Member Bauchi State Bureau of Privatization and Economic Reform.

Member Bauchi State Transformation Committee of USAID Nigeria State Accountability, Transparency,  and Effectiveness State2State Activity.

Member Bauchi State Institutional Arrangement Steering Committee for the World Bank Assisted Project on Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA).

Member Bauchi State Cabinet Committee on Payroll Administration, 2019-2021.

Regional Representative Technical Working Group on Subnational Ease of Doing Business.

Chairman of Steering Committee for DLI5 SFTAS Project on Property Tax Record.

Member Council Committee on the Restructuring and Delineation of Ministries, Agencies and Departments, 2019-2020.

Member Technical Advisory Committee on Sustainable Covid-19 Context driven Response for North East Nigeria, 2020.

Member Technical Team on Northern Nigeria Economic Diversification Committee, 2020.

Member  Bauchi State Governor-Elect, Sen Bala Mohammed CON Economic Advisory Committee, 2019.


Research Interests

Law and Globalization; Law and Development; Economic Reform; Reform; Legal Profession; International Law; International Trade; International Human Rights; Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Negotiation and Mediation); Jurisprudence; Gender and Family Law; Terrorism; Countering Violent Extremism; and National Security.

Teaching Interests

International Law; International Human Rights; Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Comparative Law; Legal Profession;  Administrative Law; Policy Making and Implementation;  Alternative Dispute Resolution; Family law; Constitutional law; Jurisprudence; and Clinical Courses.

  • Other Subjects: Customized Seminars, Workshops and Reading Groups


Hausa (Native), English (Fluent), Arabic (Working level), Kanuri (Conversation)


  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Civil Liberties Organization, Nigeria
  • Member, Law and Society Association
  • Member, Mediators without Boarder

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