Alhaji Usman Adamu Song


Com Alhaji Usman Adamu Song the Wakili Asibiliti of Adamawa was born on the 7th day of June, 1954 in the then North Eastern State now Adamawa State in Nigeria. He received his School Leaving Certificate from the Aliyu Musdafa Secondary School, Yola in 1973. He immediately got employed by the then North East Government as a Social Welfare Assistant in the region. He worked in this position from 1973-1975. When the region became partitioned into states, he remained in employment and was promoted to Social Welfare Officer by the then Gongola state Government in 1975 which position he worked till 1977. While in this position he received training in the Government of North Eastern State Staff Training Centre, Potiskum, in Special Policy and Planning. In 1977 he was promoted to the position Social Welfare Officer by the Gongola State government. In 1979 he was appointed as the Chairman of the Yola Local Government Council, which position he occupied until 1982.

Seeing the need to further his education, he enrolled in the Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri and he received a Diploma in Social Administration in June, 1983. In 1984 he gained employment with the Federal Government of Nigeria where he served in the capacity of Principal Assistant Registrar Grade 10 step 3 in the National Water Resources Institute located in Kaduna State until his resignation in 1991. Whilst working here he obtained an HD from Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri in 1988.    

Com Usman Adamu Song joined the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and resumed his duties on the 1st of March, 1992 as an Organising Secretary attached to Kaduna Zone of the Union. Through his meritorious service and dedication to his duties, as well as through trainings organized by the Union, he rose through the ranks of the Union until he reached the peaked of his career. He was promoted from Organising Secretary (Kaduna Zone) to Senior Organizing Secretary (Kaduna Zone) in the year 2000. This delay in promotion was due to the crisis the union was involved in during the June 12 struggle where the Union was under the leadership of a sole administrator appointed by the then military government of Nigeria. In 2002 he was promoted to the Principal Organizing Secretary Kaduna Zone.

In 2003, he was promoted to the position of Assistant General Secretary. He received a post graduate diploma in Cooperative Studies from the Kaduna Polytechnic in 2005. In 2008 when he was promoted to the position of Senior Assistant General Secretary/ Admin Head of Kaduna Zone. In 2013, he was promoted to the position of Deputy General Secretary Administration and transferred to the National Secretariat of the Union. Due to a reorganization of the union his designation changed to the position of Deputy General Secretary Operations and Administration 2015. He was appointed as the General Secretary of NUPENG with effect from 25th, April 2018.

During the course of his career in the Union, Com Usman Adamu Song delved into politics. At the end of the military junta in 1999, he was elected as the Kaduna State Chairman of the Alliance for Democracy (A.D). After a successful tour of duty, he was nominated by the northern block of the party to contest for the position of the National Chairman which he won. He served in this position form 2000-2001. He later left the Alliance for Democracy to join the National Democratic Party.

In 2003 he took a three months leave without pay from the Union to contest for the governorship position of Adamawa State under the National Democratic Party. He came out 3rd in this gubernatorial election. Later in 2004 he cofounded the Progressive Peoples Alliance. This party had a successful run in the gubernatorial elections of 2004 producing two governors in the Eastern part of Nigeria in Imo and Abia States.  His stint in politics though brief was a successful one.

In 2010, he was conferred with the traditional title of Wakili Asibiliti of Adamawa by His Royal Majesty, the Lamido of Adamawa.

Com Alhaji Usman Adamu Song is married to three wives with several children.