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Capt. Abubakar… Flying passionate philanthropist

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Pilot and philanthropist, Jamil Mohammed Abubakar popularly known as Capt. Jamyl has over the years carved a niche for himself is an aircraft pilot with over a decade of through his aviation mentorship programme. Abubakar also runs a non-governmental organisation, JMD foundation which caters for the less privileged in the areas of health and education, around communities in northern Nigeria.

An indigene of Gusau, Zamfara state; he was born and bred on three different continents at various phases of his life. He went on to acquire an elementary education from Nigeria Military School in ‘97, then a degree in Business Information Technology from Enfield College, London Class of ’04, a BSc degree in computing information systems, multimedia from Kingston University, London, Class of ’09, Epic Aviation, Smyrna, Florida Class of ’09 and Aero Star Training Services LLC.

Despite a demanding career, his passion for humanitarian and philanthropic works has led to the establishment of two organisations that mentor, alleviate, and cater for the less privileged.

Abubakar is the President of JMD foundation, a non-profit organisation that was established in 2012, has about 35 active members and has since done projects spanning Community Development, Women Empowerment, Student Alleviation, Mentorship, Feeding, and Health.

Also the founder of an aviation mentorship program, through which he guides, coaches anyone with an interest in piloting as a career. He first announced this programme in August 2019 through his social media platform and has since received traction of over 42,000 engagements.

Speaking on community challenges he seeks to reform, Abubakar said; “Energy, without it progress and infrastructural developments are limited. Energy will shape a whole lot.”

Apart from being an aviation guru and a philanthropist he is also a fitness enthusiast who enjoys leisure activities like soccer, snooker, board games, and playing the piano. He has an interest in real estate and investment platforms.

A respected family man who has been described by friends and associates as resilient, supportive, and cheerful; as he is always creating new avenues to impact the people around him.

“Giving back to the community doesn’t necessarily have to be political. Leadership should start from your private capacity and then grow into public service.”

The JMD foundation is working towards expanding its capacity into other parts of Nigeria and ultimately other African countries while the aviation mentorship program seeks to take in more mentees, home and aboard who will be groomed, mentored and given access to the right networks.


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