Born on 15th May, 1961 in Yola, Adamawa State, Arabi Muhammad Tukur is an astute and consummate Development Strategists and Technocrat who holds a Bachelor Degree in Arts, Education from the University of Maiduguri (1987).
He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy Analysis and Administration (PGDPPA, 2008) from the Bayero University, Kano and Master’s Degree in Development Studies (M,DS, 2010), from the same institution. Currently, he is a PhD student (in progress), in Development Studies at ESCAE - BENIN University of Commerce and Business Administration.
Arabi Prior to his current position, served as the Deputy Director, Establishment, FCT Administration. He also served as the General Manager, of the World Bank supported FCT Community & Social Development Agency (CSDP) saddled with the responsibility of increasing access of people (in rural communities) to basic infrastructure and associated community development projects.
As a public servant, he also served in different capacities as Assistant Registrar, Federal College of Education Yola, 1991; Controller Administration, National Television Authority (NTA) 1995 -1998; Human & Material Resources Manager, Aso Radio & TV Services Plc. 1998 – 2006; Managing Director, Aso Radio & TV Services 2006 – 2010; and General Manager, Aso Television Services. He is the current Managing Director/CEO of Abuja Enterprise Agency since 2015.
Arabi Muhammad Tukur is a Fellow of the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA), UK, Institute of Strategic Entrepreneurs (F, ISEN), Institute of Government Research & Leadership Development (F,IGR&LD), and Institute of Leadership and Management (F, ILM). He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Management of Nigeria (M, CIPMN), and Nigeria Institute of Management (M,NIM).
He served as Secretary/Member, Ministerial Committee on Review of the Abuja Master Plan in1998 and as Public Relations Officer, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) in 1999; Secretary, Task Force on Implementation of Kubwa Master Plan 2014; Company Secretary, ASORTV Services Plc. 1998 – 2006; Member/Secretary, Board of Directors, Aso Radio & Television Services 2008 – 2010; Member/Secretary, Board of Directors, FCT Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA). He is currently the Secretary, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria as well as the Chairman, University of Maiduguri Alumni Association (Abuja Chapter).
He has undertaken a number of research works, motivational speeches and written publications such as ‘Joint Development Authorities; A Tool for African Integration’ A case study of Nigeria – Sao – Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority 2004; Nigeria’s ‘Poverty Alleviation Programmes as a Tool for the Development of Rural Areas’, A Case Study of the Federal Capital Territory, 2009; ‘Trauma and Psychosocial Support’ A case for the Northern Region of Nigeria ravaged by Terrorism 2014. A World Bank Paper presented at the World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC, USA among others.
Arabi loves Travelling, reading/writing, engages in Badminton, and Lawn Tennis/Table Tennis.
He is happily married and a loving family man.