As Nigerians prepare to vote a new president come February 2023,the political arena has been awash with activities and declarations by politicians .This election will test whether the current ruling party, the (APC) All Progressive Congress will be able to maintain its grasp on the majority vote or not.
Nigeria is currently at a crossroads in the wake of the preparations for another election year in 2023. It’s economic and development indices send one message that the situation is getting considerably worse, and Nigeria needs a leader that the people truly believe can lead them to a better-quality life.
One of the candidates who have declared his interest to take the job of President of Nigeria is Mohammed Hayatudeen ,an Economist per excellence.
MHD may not be a traditional politician, but his willingness and ability to serve and succeed in a manner that is inclusive and consistent with the needs of a diverse nation is, without a doubt.
He is a disciplined man who has overtime built a wealth of pan-Nigeria leadership experience in the tri sectors of Nigeria – Public, Private and the Non-Governmental sectors, giving him a balanced perspective and insight to Nigeria’s needs, impacting millions of people.
MHD’s values of kindness, character, hard work, empathy, integrity, and supporting the vulnerable, enable him to build coalitions across the country towards achieving desired results.
Born on the 15th September, 1953 in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria.
He started Secondary school education at Government College, Keffi (WASC) he proceeded School of Basic Studies to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for his ‘A’ Level Certificate .He obtained a B.Sc Econs betwwen 1973 – 1976from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria – Nigeria .Between 1976 – 1977 he participated in the National Youth Service Scheme – Lecturer, Ondo High School, Ondo State.
In a quest to gain more knowledge ,MHD obtained Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (1998) as well as Strategic Leadership and Corporate Renewal at the London Business School (2000), Making Corporate Boards more effective, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2000). Strategic Leadership Programme, INSEAD, France.
Prior to his establishing Alpine Investment Services, Mr. Hayatu-Deen was the Pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FSB International Bank Plc (1990-2001), a Distressed Government savings institution that Mr. Hayatu-Deen was able to transform into a major Commercial Bank in Nigeria. It arguably represents the best case of turn around management and privatization in Nigeria. Chairman/CEO FSB International Bank Plc (2001-2004); Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, New Nigeria Development Company (1983-1988). The New Nigeria Development Company was the single largest diversified holding company in Nigeria. As Group Chief Executive, Mr. Hayatu-Deen provided leadership, direction and oversight to 140 subsidiary and associate companies under the group portfolio.
Mohammed Hayatu-Deen has in the course of his career been Chairman/ Director of several organizations including; Nigerian Stock Exchange (Council Member), Northern Nigeria Investments Limited, Nigeria Hotels Limited, Kaduna Textiles Limited, New Nigeria Construction Company, Benue Cement Company, Sokoto Cement Company Northern Nigeria, Virgin Nigeria Limited, Seven Up Bottling Company, PZ Cussons, Inlaks Computers Limited, etc.
Mr. Hayatu-Deen has been involved in a number of extra-curricular and national assignments as a member of the Institute of Directors, Director of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Nigerian German Business Council, Member of the World Economic Forum, Member of the Africa Business Round Table, Member, West Africa Business Association, Member National Council of Vision 2010, Member National Council on Privatisation and Chairman of the Technical Committee, Member Presidential Advisory Council, Member President Buhari’s Transition Committee & Chairman of Transition Committee on Economy and Chairman Nigerian Economic Summit Group – Nigeria’s leading economic think-thank.
Mohammed founded the Alpine Group in 2005 – a project development company focused on intervening in high growth sectors of the economy through direct investments. Alpine’s flagship project, the Ado Bayero Mall in Kano which has just been commissioned is currently the largest shopping mall in operation in West Africa.
In recognition of his services to the nation, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria bestowed a national honor of, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) on Mohammed Hayatu-Deen in 2000.
Mohammed is happily married to Hafsat and they have five children. run a people-centred inclusive economy that focuses on caters to the welfare of the people because he understands that everything begins and ends with putting bread and butter on the table.