Dr. Akibu Abdulai holds a first degree in Land Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Master of Laws (Oil and Gas) and Ph.D (Law) from the University of Aberdeen. He is a professional Valuation and Estates Surveyor of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors. His career development includes a stint at the Petroleum Commission of Ghana where he was involved in both Local Content and Regulatory Compliance assessments. Akibu is presently the Director of Estates of the University for Development Studies, Tamale and his duties include, but not limited to the provision of advice for the acquisition and the management of all landed property for the University. He is also a part-time lecturer of Environmental Law and Policy Studies of the University. He provides advisory services in the realm of oil and gas governance and regulation, and consulting services on land acquisitions, natural resources management, real estate management and appraisals.