Alhaji Usman Mamman Kamara was born 25th March, 1957 in Kumbiya kumbiya Ward, Gombe Local Government, Usman M. Kamara started his early education at Central Primary School from 1963 to 1969. He then proceeded to Government Secondary School Bauchi, where he obtained his Secondary V Certificate in 1974. In 1975 he gained admission in Teachers College Bauchi, where he obtained Teachers Grade II Certificate in 1976. The following year he gained admission into the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) Political Science in 1981. In 2014 he obtained his M.Sc. in Industrial and Labour Relation (MILR) from university of Maiduguri. He is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Cooperate Administration and have attended courses and seminars in Mortgage Finance, Housing Cooperatives, Cooperate Planning and Strategic Management, Building Excellence in Bank Customer Service, Microsoft Office/Project/Exchange, Financial Analysis of Agriculture Projects , Leadership and Motivation Skills and many others.
Usman M. Kamara served as an Agricultural Assistant and later a Classroom Teacher at Gombe Local Government. After his National Service, Usman M. Kamara took up appointment with the then Bauchi State Ministry for Rural Development and Cooperatives and later Local Government Service Commission where he serve as Assistant Secretary. He was later appointed as the Head of Administration at the then Bauchi State College of Education (ATC). Due to his hard wok and dedication he was promoted to Assistant Registrar Academic/ Student Affairs at the Institute of Higher Education (BASIHE). Usman M. Kamara then took appointment with Nigerian Agriculture and Co-operative Bank Ltd in Bauchi and later transferred to Maiduguri where he served as Branch Admin Officer. Following his commitments to work he was upgraded to a Zonal Manager – Admin in Funtua Zonal Office and Later Kano Zonal Office.
Usman M. kamara started another carrier in Banking where he spent almost a decade in the then Inland Bank Plc holding a number of positions in hierarchical order amongst which are; Deputy Manager (Admin): Deputy Manager (Operations); Deputy Manager (Credit & Marketing); Senior Operations Officer; Manager, Credit/Marketing and Senior Branch Manager.
After his years in Bank, Usman M. Kamara decided to resign his appointment to contribute his bit toward the development of his dear state. He took an appointment with Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company where he held a series of responsibilities viz-a-viz his exposure and experience as follows: Assistant General Manager (Property/Marketing), Deputy General Manager (Property/Marketing), Secretary/Head of Administration Gombe State Transport Service (on special assignment), General manager (Estate and Property) when he retired from service in 2017. Even after his retirement, Usman M. Kamara continued struggling, like some wise men say ”’retired but not tired”. He took on appointment with private sector as follows: ECOinsurance Brokers Ltd and Deo Volente Enterprises where he served as Executive Director and Chairman respectively.
His Profile and pedigree had made His Excellency, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, The Executive Governor of Gombe State, to appoint him among his first twelve aides as the Principal Private Gombe: Member, Management Committee, Adamu Yole Ture (AYT), Foundation.
During his service, the astute administration Usman M. Kamara got many commendations by various institutions and individuals, amongst which are: WAI Badge decorated, (Senior Staff Category) local Government Service Commission, the then Bauchi State: the Commendation of the Chairman, Nigerian Agric and Cooperative Bank; Gombe State Executive Council’s Commendation; Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company’s Commendation.
He is happily married and blessed with children and grandchildren.