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Department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Kaduna State University, P. M. B 2339 Tafawa Balewa Way, Kaduna-North, Kaduna State

Dr. Abbas Usman (MCIPSN)

Head of Unit - Training and Development

Dr. Abbas Usman: PhD in Accounting, Logistics & Supply Chain Expert. Published researcher, BPP-certified, skilled in data analysis, procurement, and academia.


I hold a Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting and possess expertise in Professional Logistics, Procurement, and Global Supply Chain. With a BPP certification as a Public Procurement Officer, I specialize in Creative Accounting. My academic and research interests span various fields including Global Business Logistics, Sustainable Logistics, Project Management, and Financial Accounting. I have authored over ten academic papers on topics ranging from supply chain to corporate governance, published in reputable peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, I am a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria. Proficient in statistical analysis tools like SPSS, STATA, and NVIVO, I have trained individuals in their usage. Skilled in data analysis techniques like regression analysis and thematic analysis, I am adept at Microsoft Office tools and various Virtual Learning Environments. With extensive experience in academia and training across multiple roles, I am capable of excelling in diverse professional environments with minimal supervision.

Role and Responsibilities

The Training and Development unit of the Centre for Procurement, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management plays a pivotal role in enhancing the skills and competencies of professionals in the field. Its responsibilities typically include:

  1. Curriculum Development: Designing and updating training programs to align with industry standards and best practices in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management.

  2. Training Delivery: Conducting workshops, seminars, and courses to impart knowledge on various aspects of procurement, logistics, and supply chain management.

  3. Skill Enhancement: Providing specialized training to improve skills in areas such as negotiation, contract management, inventory control, and strategic sourcing.

  4. Certification Programs: Offering certification courses to validate the expertise of professionals in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management.

  5. Research and Development: Conducting research to identify emerging trends, technologies, and methodologies in the field, and integrating them into training programs.

  6. Quality Assurance: Ensuring the quality and effectiveness of training programs through feedback mechanisms, evaluation, and continuous improvement initiatives.

  7. Collaboration: Collaborating with industry partners, academic institutions, and professional associations to stay abreast of industry developments and incorporate real-world experiences into training.

  8. Career Development: Providing guidance and resources for career advancement in the procurement, logistics, and supply chain management sectors.

  9. Capacity Building: Building the capacity of organizations by offering tailored training solutions to address specific needs and challenges in their procurement and supply chain functions.

  10. Monitoring and Evaluation: Monitoring the progress of participants and evaluating the impact of training programs on their performance and organizational outcomes.


  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna PhD Accounting 2017-2021
  • Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom MSc Global Logistics and Supply Chain Operations 2018-2021
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria Graduate Professional Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management 2017-2018
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna MSc. Accounting 2015-2017
  • Bayero University Kano Masters in Accounting and Financial Management 2014-2015
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna BSc. Accounting 2008-2012
  • Barewa College Zaria SSCE 2002-2008
  • LGEA Unguwan Shitu Pri. School Primary School Certificate 1997-2002


  • Abbas, U., & Shehu, H. U. (2023). Procurement physiognomies and creative accounting in Nigerian listed healthcare firms. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Nuraddeen, U. M., & Abbas, U. (2023). Determinants of efficient last-mile delivery: evidence from health facilities and Kaduna health supplies management agency. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Abbas, U., Shehu, H. U., & Miko, N.U. (2022). Sustainability practices and supply chain resilience in the development of a circular economy: a study of Nigeria. Journal of Economics and Technology Research, 3(4), 30-46.
  • Abbas, U., & Shehu, U. H. (2022). Board powers and unethical accounting of public quoted corporations in Nigeria. Gusau Journal of Accounting and Finance (GUJAF), 3(2), 1-19.
  • Abbas, U., & Shehu, U. H. (2022). Mediating effect of audit committee on board dynamic and creative accounting in Nigerian firms. Gusau Journal of Accounting and Finance (GUJAF), 3(1), 1-20.


Supply Chain Management90%
Financial Analysis70%
Research Methodology100%
Training and Education98%
Administrative Proficiency85%