Engr. Umar Gambo Jibrin (FNSE, OON), was born in Kontagora, Niger State. He attended primary school at Kontagora Rijau and his secondary school Education was at the prestigious Government College, Bida.
A disciplined Nigerian, Engr. Jibrin started his pupilage in Engineering with the Owo Local Government Works Department in Ondo State, where he participated in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) after obtaining a HND in Civil Engineering from Kaduna Polytechnic in 1983. He actively did the Primary Assignment by working on some Township Roads and Drainage Rehabilitations, Rural Hospital and Market Projects among others.
On completion of the National Youth Service Scheme, he was engaged as a site supervisor by a Private Construction Company, Sumoh Nigeria Limited in Kaduna.Earlier in a bid to widen his life horizon, Engr. Jibrin attended and graduated from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Water Resources and Environmental Engineering) in 1994.
Engr. Jibrin got employment with the Federal Capital Development Authority, Abuja in July 1985 where he resumed at the Department of Civil Engineering Services, Water and Sewage Division. In 2009, he was the Pioneer Director in the Department of Mass Housing/PPP from where he rose to become the current Executive Secretary, FCDA.