Safiyya Yahya Abubakar

Head of Unit - Linkages and Marketing

Meet Safiyya Abubakar Yahya: Seasoned Procurement & Supply Chain Management Professional, Lecturer II at KASU. Passionate about education, she brings over a decade of expertise to academia and training. With a diverse educational background and a commitment to continuous learning, Safiyya’s impact extends beyond the classroom, driving excellence in procurement and logistics. #Education #ProcurementExpert #LifelongLearner


Mrs. Safiyya Abubakar Yahya, known as Safiyya, is a seasoned professional in the field of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, currently serving as a Lecturer II at Kaduna State University (KASU). Born on July 11th, 1983, in Kaduna, Nigeria, she holds a diverse educational background, including a BSc from the European University College of Brussels (Dubai) and an MSc from Heriot Watt University (Dubai). Safiyya’s commitment to continuous learning is evident through her various certifications, including the International Computer Drivers Licences (ICDL) and the Sustainable Procurement, Environment, and Social Standards Enhancement Project (SPESSE) certification.

With over a decade of experience, Safiyya has held positions in academia, including as a Part-Time Lecturer at KASU and a Tutor at Corinthians International School. Her expertise extends to training and facilitation, as demonstrated by her role as a Trainer at the Sustainable Procurement, Environment, and Social Standards Center of Excellence (SPESSCE) at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. At KASU, she serves as Collaboration Lead for the Procurement and Supply Chain Management Department and Unit Head for Marketing and Linkages at the Center for Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

Safiyya’s teaching portfolio spans a wide range of courses, from secondary school economics to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in procurement, supply chain management, and logistics. Her dedication to education and training is exemplified by her commitment to delivering quality instruction across various levels and disciplines.

Residing in Malali, Kaduna, Safiyya is fluent in English and Hausa, reflecting her cultural and linguistic versatility. Her contributions to academia and the procurement field underscore her commitment to excellence and lifelong learning

Role and Responsibilities

As the Head of Unit for Linkages and Marketing at the Center for Procurement, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management, Safiyya Abubakar Yahya oversees strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, marketing and promotion, student recruitment and retention, industry collaboration, and performance monitoring. She develops strategies to enhance the center’s visibility and reputation, engages with stakeholders to foster partnerships, leads marketing efforts to promote programs and research activities, attracts students through recruitment initiatives, facilitates collaboration with industry partners, and monitors performance metrics to inform decision-making and enhance impact.


  • Certificate, ICDL August, 2021
  • Certificate, SPESSE, NUC World Bank Project March 2021
  • PGDE, National Teachers Institute Kaduna 2017-2018
  • MSc, Heriot Watt University (DUBAI) 2012-2013
  • BSc, European University College of Brussels (DUBAI) 2005-2008
  • Diploma, Kaduna Polytechnic (CABS) Kaduna 2003-2005
  • Intermediate Certificate, Kaduna Polytechnic (CABS) Kaduna 2001-2002
  • Secondary School Certificate, Federal Government Girls’ College Gusau 1994-2000
  • Primary School Certificate, Turaki International School 1989-1994


  • Safiyya A. Yahya, Ismail Lawal and Saifullahi A. Mazadu. Intension to use Smart Transportation System in Nigeria,5th African Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (ACOSCM),September 2023, Kampala, Uganda.
  • Mansur Lubabah Kwanbo, Abdurrahman M. Tanko, Safiyya Yahya, Zainab Dabo, and Kabir I. Dandago. Firm Attributes and Capital Structure of Nigerian Exchange Lotus Islamic Index, LII. International Journal of Contemporary Accounting Issues IJCAI, Volume 11(2), September 2022
  • I. Lawal., S.A. Yahya., S.A. Mazadu and H. Daddau. (2021). Inventory Management on Performance of Listed Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria. 4th Annual Faculty of Management Science Conference, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto. Nov/Dec 2021
  • Daddau, H., Yahya, S.A., Junaidu, H.S., Lawal, I. and Abubakar, S. (2020). Human Resources Accounting and Theories. KASU Journal of Post Graduate Research, 3(1)
  • Saifullahi Abdullahi Mazadu, Safiyya Abubakar Yahya, Ismail Lawal and Haruna Daddau. The Effect of Knowledge Based Integration on Financial Performance of Conglomerate Firms in Nigeria. KASU Journal of Supply Chain Management Vol. 1, Issue 1: June 2020.


Training and Facilitation90%
Strategic Collaboration83%
Multilevel Teaching100%