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Umaru Aliyu

Co-Founder and President

Umaru Aliyu

Umaru Aliyu is the Co-Founder and President of Brains & Hammers Limited.

Under his leadership, Brains & Hammers Limited has evolved to become one of Nigeria’s largest Real Estate Development companies with over 11,000 homes and 10 gated communities built since its inception in 2008. This is aside from the company’s Kano Economic City (KEC) which upon completion will emerge one of West Africa’s largest economic Hubs, located in Kano State, Nigeria.

With almost 2 decades worth of construction experience in Nigeria, he wears several hats as Founder, President, Chairman, Project Coordinator, and Visionary Leader not only at Brains & Hammers but for numerous other profit and not-for-profit organizations locally and internationally.

He is also the Founder and Chairman of Shelter Optimum Property Developers (SOPD), a construction company founded in 2002 and focused on small-scale construction and infrastructure projects in Northern Nigeria.

As Co-Founder of Check Inn Hotels, a fast growing hotel chain in 3 major cities in Nigeria, he has built a reputable hotel brand that is synonymous with providing the right blend of service, luxury and serenity and is nationally acclaimed for all-round excellence and customer-centricity.

He holds an MBA from Webster University in the United States of America and is an alumnus of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.


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