Brigadier General Sani Ibrahim Sumaila was born on 20 March 1967 in Sumaila town, Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State. The Registrar obtained his first degree in Education at Bayero University Kano in 1989, Masters in Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology in 2000 and Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Curriculum Development in 2006 at University of Ilorin.
His military posting profile starts after he was commissioned Lieutenant on 23 Sep 1993 in to Nigerian Army Education Corp. He was an Instructor at Command Secondary School Kaduna (1994-1996), Nigerian Army School of Education Ilorin (1996-2000) and Nigerian Military School Zaria (2003-2004).
He was an Administrative Officer at Command Day Secondary School Enugu (2000-2003), Brigade Education Officer 1 Brigade Sokoto (2007) and Staff Officer1 Curriculum & Programme Planning National Defence College Abuja (2007-2011). He was the Commandant of Command Secondary School Apata Ibadan (2011-2014) and later become Deputy Chief of Staff G4 at Headquarters Nigerian Army Education Corps Lagos (2014). He was Director Academic Planning and Quality Assurance at Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (2014-2018) and Nigerian Army University Biu (2019) before his present appointment as Registrar in April 2019.
He attended military courses that includes: Young Officers Course Education, Young Officers Course Infantry, Basic and Advanced Arabic Course, NAEC Officers’ Dev Course, SAT & Curr, Training Support, Junior Staff Course (Army), Certificate in Defence and Security Management and NAEC Executive Mgt Course among others.
He is a member of African Quality Assurance Network (AFRIQAN) and has attended many International Conferences on Quality Assurances for Higher Education organized by Association of African Universities (AAU). He is a fellow of Professional Military Education Network and a member Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (MTRCN). He has received several awards which includes Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), and Distinguished Service Star (DSS). He is happily married. His Hobbies include reading, travelling and exercising.