MALLAM ILIYASU YUSUF was born in September, 1968 in the ancient city of Zaria, Zaria local government area of Kaduna State. He attended L.E.A Primary School Kaura in Zaria between 1974 – 1980. He also obtained Grade II certificate at Kaduna Teachers College, Kawo Kaduna. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained a diploma in Sharia and Civil Law in 1991. He then proceeded to Bayero University Kano, where he obtained his advance diploma in public Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Administration in 2000 and 2002 respectively. He further obtained a Bachelor Degree B.A Public Administration in the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He served in different capacity in Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Zaria. Some of the offices he served while at ABUTH include, Administrative Officer Medical Advisory Committee / Post – Graduate Office from 1992 – 2000, Planning Officer from 2000 – 2005, Unit Head, Junior Staff Matters 2005 – 2008, Unit Head, Leave and Documentation from 2009 – 2011. He further moved to the Registry department of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria as Principal Assistant Registrar from 2011 – 2013, Unit Head, Recruitment and Promotions (Human Resource Administration) from 2013 – 2016. Acting Head Department of Human Resources Administration from 2015 – 2016. In addition, Mal. Iliyasu was appointed Secretary, Institute for Development Research and statistics ABU Zaria in May 2017. And recently the pioneer Director of Administration, Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna.
Iliyasu Yusuf is a member, Association of Nigerian University Professional Administration (ANUPA), member of the Hospital Friends, General Hospital Giwa, Associate member, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria, member / Secretary Committee on Dispute Resolutions and Promotions of Ethics in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Member League Association of Nigeria.
He enjoys playing Table Tennis, football and Athletics. He is happily married with children.