My Story

Jonathan Kish Adamu was born on the 7th day of March 1968 in Kagoro, Kaduna State. He started his early education in 1974 at TC Demonstration Primary School, Kagoro obtaining his First School Leaving in 1980; he attended Federal Government College, Kano 1980 – 1985 for his WASC/GCE “O” Levels; after his “A” Levels at the College of Advanced Studies, Zaria he proceeded to the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for his LLB (Hons) degree in 1987 and thereafter the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island Lagos. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991.

Beginning with his pupilage at Edewor & Jonathan Kish Adamu was born on the 7th day of March 1968 in Kagoro, Kaduna State. He started his early education in 1974 at TC Demonstration Primary School, Kagoro obtaining his First School Leaving in 1980; he attended Federal Government College, Kano 1980 – 1985 for his WASC/GCE “O” Levels; after his “A” Levels at the College of Advanced Studies, Zaria he proceeded to the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for his LLB (Hons) degree in 1987 and thereafter the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island Lagos. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991.

Beginning with his pupilage at Edewor & Co. in Lagos, Mr. Adamu has worked variously at Kayode (SAN) & Co. (Junior Counsel); Adamu, Gwamzhi & Osiagor (Partner, Head of Chambers and Managing Partner); Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa (Lecturer part time); Karis Khane as Principal Counsel. In 2007 he was elected to the Kaduna State House of Assembly as the Member representing Kaura State Constituency where he served as the Chairman of the Public Petitions Committee. He joined the Kaduna State Executive Council in 2011 as Hon. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice until 2013.

At various times he has served as Secretary to the Board of Trustees/Legal adviser; Family Ministries International (Africa) Vice President, Afri Foundation; Member, Governing Council, Abuja Polytechnic (Now Dorben Polytechnic); Director, Nigeria South African Business Summit; Vice Chairman, Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria, Abuja; President, Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria; Board member/Secretary AfriHUB LLC, member Body of Benchers, General Council of the Bar and the Council of Legal Education where he served on its sub-committee to accredit law faculties; Legal Adviser Africa Information and Communications Technology Alliance (AFICTA); He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Xejet Limited a start up airline that just secured an Air Transport license to operate scheduled air transport services.

to the Board of Trustees/Legal adviser; Family Ministries International (Africa) Vice President, Afri Foundation; Member, Governing Council, Abuja Polytechnic (Now Dorben Polytechnic); Director, Nigeria South African Business Summit; Vice Chairman, Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria, Abuja; President, Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria; Board member/Secretary AfriHUB LLC, member Body of Benchers, General Council of the Bar and the Council of Legal Education where he served on its sub-committee to accredit law faculties; Legal Adviser Africa Information and Communications Technology Alliance (AFICTA); He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Xejet Limited a start up airline that just secured an Air Transport license to operate scheduled air transport services.

(AFICTA); He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Xejet Limited a start up airline that just secured an Air Transport license to operate scheduled air transport services.

Mr. Adamu has been an IT advocate and consultant and has played key roles in drafting the Bill that led to the establishment of the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria Information Technology Bill and the National IT Policy. He has been appointed as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Information Technology. He was also appointed to serve as a member of the National Working Committee on the Review of the Evidence Act, the committee that prepared the current Evidence Act as amended. He has served as Speaker and Facilitator at local and international conferences on information technology law and policy, such as the Bill Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas. He has written and published articles on diverse legal issues on Internet law and Information Technology. Additionally he has served as Consultant to DFID/SAVI where he developed modules for the training and capacity building of state legislators in the Northern states.

Mr. Adamu has been a member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, Advocates International, Computer Society of Nigeria, IBLS Global Council on E-commerce, Information Technology Industry Association of Nigeria (ITAN), Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria, and International Business Law Consortium. He is also a Member, Congress of Fellows, Centre for International Legal studies (Salzburg, Austria).

He has been given several honours and awards including National Youth Service Corps Certificate of Merit, Certificate of Achievement by Advocates International, IT Champion Award by the Information Technology Industry of Nigeria, Leadership Award by the Middle Belt Youth Forum, Award for Outstanding Leadership by the Christian Lawyers fellowship of Nigeria and the best bill sponsor, Kaduna State House of Assembly.

Mr. Adamu a keen sportsman, who loves to read, is married with children and has travelled widely in Africa, Europe and America.