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Biography Of Mr. Wummen Bako

The air over the family of the late Miskoom Tsenba Bako and Mama Tiopsan Maria Bako of N’yak – Ajikamai was heralded with song and dance on the 2nd June, 1971 when Wummen was born into the family. He started his early education at LGED primary school Ajikamai and subsequently proceeded to GSS Shimankar where he obtained a GCE O’level certificate in 1988. His quest for additional education made him proceed to the School of Preliminary Studies (S.P.S) Keffi where he obtained an Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) certificate in 1991. 

In pursuance of professional excellence, Wummen enrolled and passed the professional qualifying exams for his certification as a national accountant in 2006. Through dedication he reached the apogee of his admission and induction as a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria in 2016. Until his demise, he was a member, council of examiners of ANAN. To fulfill his self developmental priorities which he envisage right from childhood, he started his Doctorate program at University of Jos and was at the crowning stage before cold hands of death snatched.
To those familiar with his youthful years,  he was synonymous with the proverbial “Sleepwalker”, he could sell water to well on order to finance his dreams and aspirations.  He was known to have engaged in several petty jobs including selling firewood, loading and offloading popularly known as ‘Alaro’, and was time to time engage in the artwork of designing greeting cards among so many endeavours to make ends meet.
His formal working carrier started between 1997-1998 when he served as a tutor during his one year mandatory NYSC at Amaenyi-Awka, Anambra State.  On his return,  he joined the popular Nasco marketing company limited in 1999 as an Accounts Supervisor and served until 2001 when he joined the Federal Civil Service at Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology Zaria, between 2001-2005.
In 2006, he joined the Plateau State Board of Internal Revenue as an Inspector of taxes 1 and was later called to serve on secondment as the Chairman, Wanu Development Area, N’yak under the Chief Joshua Dariye Administration.

Disengaging from public service after the dissolution of development areas, he took up an appointment with Surefoot American International School Calabar as the Chief Accountant until 2010 when he picked up employment with the University of Jos as a Lecturer where he rose to the rank of Lecturer 1. Between 2012-2013 he was appointed by the Cross River State Government to serve as Special Assistant in the office of the First Lady.
He was later to return to the University after that political leave of absence to continue with his passion for knowledge impartation until he was called to glory in the early hours of Tuesday 26th September, 2017. He was until his departure the secretary, Plateau State Economic and Finance Advisory Council and President, Pol Unity and Cultural Association(PUCA).

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