Dr. Umar is from Ningi in Bauchi State. He went to primary school at The Manu Memorial Secondary School, at Ningi in Bauch State. He did his secondary schooling at Government College, Toro in Bauchi State. He got four (4) distinctions out of nine (9) subjects including three (3) A1 grade in his Senior School Certificate Exams. He later gained admission into the Ahmadu Bello University to study Veterinary Medicine. He graduated with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and was the best graduating student in his class with cumulative grade point average of 4.78.
Dr. Umar intends to pursue a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology.