Bala Y. Umar

General Manager (2001 - 2006)

Alhaji Bala was born on 9th November, 1955 and was employed in the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi on 5th October, 1989.  A graduate of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi (ATBU), he was appointed as General Manager of the Company after he came tops in an interview of eligible candidates who showed interest to head the Company in 2001.  He was actually the officer that laid the strong foundation being enjoyed by the Company today.  For example, it was during his tenure that the Polytechnic guest house located at No. 5 Sa’adu Zungur Road, GRA, Bauchi was expanded and remodeled to become Polycon Guest Inn (PGI).  Also the Polycon Farm was established during his time in addition to the effective administration of the STREAM ‘B’ academic programmes.  Furthermore, it was during his tenure that the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes in affiliation with ABU, Zaria commenced.  These programmes benefitted a lot of public and private sector candidates from Bauchi State and environs.  After his services in the Company, he was again called upon by a sister Institution in Bauchi, ATBU to hold fort as General Manager of their Consultancy outfit, ATBU Trust and Investment Ltd (ATIL).