Attahiru M. Maccido

Attahiru is a Trainer and Consultant on Islamic Banking and Finance, with speciality in Islamic Capital Market. He was involved, via Buraq Capital, in advising the FGN/DMO on Sukuk issuances of 2017 and 2018. He was the pioneer CEO of Lotus Financial Services Ltd, a Subsidiary of Lotus Capital Limited – an Islamic Finance Fund Manager. Attahiru was also Head of the Northern Region of Lotus Capital Ltd. While with Lotus Capital, Attahiru left his footprints not only in the Company but to the Islamic Finance Industry in Nigeria.

Attahiru was instrumental in structuring first Nigerian private Sukuk Al-Istisna issued by Lotus Capital in 2010. He also constructed and managed the first Lotus Islamic Equity Index from 2009 to 2012. The index metamorphosed as “NSE Lotus Capital Islamic Index – NSE LC II” when The Nigerian Stock Exchange partnered with Lotus Capital to manage the index. Attahiru has also structured an Ijara Sukuk for Osun State Government, the first public Sukuk issued in Nigeria which received Africa Deal of the Year Award at the Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards, 2013 in Dubai. He also worked with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2002 to 2006.

Mr. Maccido was a member of Technical Committee constituted by Steering Committee on Alternative Finance made of Central Bank of Nigeria, SEC, DMO, ICRC and FMJ. He is also a member of 10-Year Master Plan on Alternative Products of SEC. He is a Technical Adviser on Sukuk Listing to FMDQ OTC (Exchange) Plc. Mr. Maccido is also a Member, Global Advisory Board of MIT Global Group, UAE and Sri Lanka.

Mr. Maccido is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership (Delaware, USA), and a Fellow of the Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals of Nigeria (IIFP). He is a Recipient of Merit Award for “2018 Economists Achievers” by the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN).