Professor Hafiz Abubakar MFR, the 11th Deputy Governor of Kano State was born on Thursday, November 25, 1954. He was elected as the running mate of Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in 2015. Professor Hafiz Abubakar resigned from his position as the Deputy Governor and Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology of Kano State in August 2018. He was an academic and a Professor in Nutrition at Bayero University Kano. Hafizu was conferred the national honour of the Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) in September 2012 by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. He was coordinator of Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nation food intervention programmes in Nigeria and a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Food, Science and Technology.