IDRIS UMAR is a product of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, he read B.A (Combined Hons) History/Political Science in 1987. After the usual National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Imo State, he joined the service of the then Bauchi State Government (Civil Service) in 1991 and posted to Bauchi State Health Management Board as an Information & Public Relations Officer. He worked from 1991-to-1994 as a PRO II and in 1996 he was promoted to the post of PRO I. With the creation of Gombe State in 1996, he was deployed to Gombe State Civil Service and posted to Ministry of Health as a Senior Information Officer. He worked in different Ministries, Boards, Office of the Head of Service, Deputy Governor’s Office and later Government House in different capacity. He worked as a Principal Information Officer, Assistant Chief Information Officer, and Deputy Director Information in the Government House between 1996-to-2014.
In 2014, the Directorate of Research & Documentation was created in the Government House; he was then posted as the Deputy Director Research to take charge of research activities in the newly created Directorate. With the reorganization of the Directorate in 2019 and renamed Directorate of Research, Documentation & ICT, he served as Ag. Director of Research and later promoted to Director Research in the Government House.
He attended many conferences and seminars within and outside Gombe State. Among many which include the Information Management Process in Gombe State, 2001, National Workshop on Public Relations Officers, 2001 in Abuja, Capacity Building Workshop for Civil Servants in Gombe State 2014, (2days) and 3days Capacity building for Prospective Permanent Secretaries 2021.
Idris Umar is married and has one wife, five children and a grand-daughter.