POLO PLAYER

Businesman & Polo Player

Mohammed Babangida is a highly skilled player of polo. He is a member of the Kaduna Polo Club. He is a leader in this current generation of young polo players. The Kaduna Polo Club has its headquarters in Kaduna, Nigeria. The Kaduna Polo Club is associated with the Nigerian Polo Association.

In many ways Mohammed Babangida is emblematic of the economic transformation of Nigeria. As Nigeria has become more affluent, the sport of polo has grown in popularity and has attracted a new generation of players.

A list of distinguished players consists of established aristocrats like Dawule Baba, fondly known as "Teacher, Mallam Ahmed Dasuki, Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu, the VP Abubakar Atiku, who is also the President of Yola Polo Club to mention a few. Mohammed (Muha) Babangida, the scion of the Babangida family is a leader in this generation of young polo players who would fly the flag of polo in Nigeria into the next generation.

But Mohammed Babangida has many polo compatriots. His contemporaries include Sulaiman Abubakar, a multi- millionaire with chains of businesses in Nigeria and South Africa. Others in the far north include youthful millionaire, Ibrahim Zakari, the proud owner of the Kaduna ICN, an emerging polo force in Africa. Royal Fathers are not left out at the most polo tournaments. among the regulars at tournaments are the president of Nigeria Polo Association (NPA) and Emir of Katsina His Royal Highness, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir Usman, Emir of Kano Alhaji (dr) Ado Bayero, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Senator Idris Ibrahim Kuta, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, Alhaji Sani Dangote, Lagos Polo Club Chairman, Alhaji Hassan Hadeja, Kaduna Polo Club Chairman, Alhaji Tijjani Hashim, Galadiman Kano, Major General MA Garba (rtd), Alhaji Audu Usman Nagoggo, Majidadin Katsina, Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim, amongst others. With the leadership of Mohammed Babangida the future popularity of polo in Nigeriais virtually assured.


BUSINESSMAN
Mohammed Babangida currently serves as special advisor to the Santa Isabel Petroleum Company which is a subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Company. Mohammed Babangida is responsible for negotiating and coordinating with appropriate governmental agencies in behalf of Santa Isabel in the African Nation of Equatorial Guinea where Santa Isabel operates.

Since completing his education in Europe and the U.S., Mohammed Babangida has earned a reputation as energetic and innovative businessman. In the past fifteen years Mr. Babangida has worked in the oil and gas, banking, real estate and security services industries.

Mr. Babangida sits on the board of Unity Bank, PLC and served as the chairman of the board and head of the credit committee for Intercity Bank, PLC.

Characterized by enormous energy and enthusiasm, Mr. Babangida is a hard driving businessman and sportsman who is dedicated to positive results and is also motivated by a commitment to his family and philanthropic activities. He is particularly interested in public education projects.

A great lover of all sport, Mohammed Babangida is an accomplished polo player and is member of the Kaduna Polo Club.

Mohammed Babangida and his wife and children live in Niger State, Nigeria. He relaxes by reading and listening to jazz, rhythm and blues and traditional African music.