Mr. Bata Garba Wakawa has over 23 years of banking experience. He obtained a B.Sc. Hons degree in Business Administration from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1982 and an MBA degree from Bayero University, Kano in March 1996.
His full time banking career started when he left Borno State Civil Service in 1984 for Central Bank of Nigeria on a senior supervisor grade until June 1986 when he joined UBA PLC.
He rose through the ranks whilst being responsible for Commercial Banking, Monitoring and Control (Risk Management), Inspection, Reconciliation and Control, Transaction banking, Branch Co-ordination and Control and Area Office Administration in Jos, Abuja and the 6 states of the North East geo-political region.
He voluntarily retired in November 2007 as Senior Branch Cluster Manager in charge of all branches in Borno and Yobe States.
Mr. Wakawa is from Borno State and happily married with children.