Niger Consulate

Honorary Consul


Umaru Aliyu

Honorary Consul

His Excellency Umaru Aliyu is a renowned Nigerian entrepreneur, who was appointed the Honorary Consul for Niger Republic to the United Kingdom in 2020. With a wealth of experience in business, commerce, and administration, Mr Aliyu is a valuable resource for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Niger in promoting trade and investment between the two countries.

Before he was appointed Honorary Consul, Mr Aliyu founded the Brains & Hammers company in 2007, leveraging over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Under his leadership, the company became one of the largest and most successful construction firms in Nigeria, providing jobs and essential infrastructure to communities across the country.

He has also been recognised as an accomplished businessman and thought leader in the international business community.

Mr Aliyu received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. He went on to earn a Master's in Public Administration from Webster University in the United States. He is a lifelong learner and believes in the power of education to transform individuals and societies. In addition to his work in the private sector, Mr Aliyu is the Founder and Chairman of Shelter Optimum Property Development Company, a company focused on providing affordable housing to Nigerians. He is also the Chairman of Check Inn Hotels (Nigeria) Ltd, a hospitality company focused on providing world-class hotel experiences to Nigerians and visitors to the country.

His Excellency Umaru Aliyu has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving the people of the Niger Republic, using his business acumen and expertise to drive economic growth and improve the lives of citizens. As the Honorary Consul for the Niger Republic to the UK, he promised to promote the interests of both countries and strengthen their relationship in a rapidly changing global landscape.