Department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management Faculty of Management Science, Kaduna State University, Tafawa Balewa Way, Kaduna

Abdulrahman Muhammad Tanko

Unit Head - Planning and Research

Abdurrahman Muhammad Tanko, an Assistant Lecturer at Kaduna State University in Procurement & Supply Chain Management, holds a diverse academic background. Currently pursuing two PhDs, his expertise and teaching experience contribute significantly to the university’s academic excellence.


Abdurrahman Muhammad Tanko is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Kaduna State University, holding staff number KASU/SP/1541. Born on January 19, 1997, in Kaduna, Nigeria, he hails from Kaduna North Local Government Area. Tanko, a Nigerian national, is fluent in English, Hausa, and Arabic.

Tanko’s educational journey is marked by excellence, including a BSc in Business Management from the University of Bolton, Kaduna State, and dual Master’s degrees—one in International Business Management with Finance from Heriot-Watt University, Dubai, and the other in Global Logistics and Supply Chain from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. Currently, he is pursuing two PhDs simultaneously, one in Logistics and Procurement from the University of Strathcycle, UK, and another in Business Management from Kaduna State University.

With a diverse professional background, Tanko has served as an intern at various institutions, including Open University of Nigeria, Ramjat Aviation Support, and Rahza FZE, Dubai. His expertise spans areas such as acquisition, IT, and logistics management, reflecting his commitment to continuous learning and growth.

Tanko’s teaching experience is extensive, covering a range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His dedication to education and research underscores his role as a valuable asset to Kaduna State University’s academic community.

Role and Responsibilities

The Planning and Research Unit Head at the Centre for Procurement, Logistics, Supply, and Chain Management is crucial for strategic planning and research. Responsibilities include strategic planning, research management, data analysis, policy development, collaboration, team leadership, and reporting. Qualifications include an advanced degree, expertise in strategic planning and research management, strong knowledge of procurement, logistics, and supply chain management, excellent leadership and communication skills, and familiarity with relevant software tools. This role is pivotal in driving innovation and excellence in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management.


  • PhD in Business Management, Kaduna State University 2020-Till Date
  • PhD in Logistics and procurement, University of Strathcycle, United Kingdom 2021-Till Date
  • Master of Science (Global Logistics and Supply Chain) Heriot- watt University, Scotland, UK 2018-2021
  • Master of Science (International Business Management with Finance) Heriot- watt University, Dubai 2017-2018
  • BSc Business Management, University of Bolton, Kaduna State. 2014-2017
  • Foundation, Middlesex University, Dubai, UAE 2013-2014
  • Metropolitan School, Secondary School, Kaduna State 2007-2012
  • Unique Primary School, Kaduna State 2001-2006


  • Miko M., Tanko, Usman A., (2020): Supply chain in the Era of Covid- 19 pandemic: Distribution Channels of Palliative to the Targeted Beneficiaries in Nigeria. Journal of supply chain management, Kaduna state university.
  • Kwanbo, M. L., Tanko (2021): Determinants of supply chain management of listed health care firms in Nigeria. Journal of Department of Business Management, Kaduna state university.
  • Kwanbo, M. L., Tanko (2020): Oil, Non- Oil Tax revenue and economic development: The moderating Role of internal control system.
  • Tanko, M.A; and Lubabatu K. M. (2019): Determinants of earning disclosure of Nigerian listed companies. A paper presented at the 5th annual international academic conference on accounting and finance; Faculty of management science Kaduna state university, 2019.
  • Kwanbo, M. L., Tanko, M.A, & Dabo, Z, (2019): An examination of internal control system and the financial performance of Nigerian stock exchange lotus Islamic index. A paper presented at the 1st international conference on knowledge management for leadership, accountability, Innovation and sustainability, faculty of management science Kaduna state university 2019


Procurement and Supply Chain Management95%
Multilingual Communication (English, Hausa, Arabic)100%