As at January, 2016, the Centre has three core academic staff, two Research Fellows, one Research Assistant and 52 support staff. There is also an Accountant, a Librarian and an Administrative Officer who are answerable to the Director. In addition, the other 52 staff undertakes support duties in the Centre’s library, auditorium, museum, restaurant, guest suites and other services. Furthermore, in addition to its small, core resident senior academic staff, the Centre establishes project teams to handle specific research and training programmes. The project teams are drawn from a pool of scholars and experts from Bayero University, other Nigerian universities, international institutions as well as national and international research centres and reputable civil society organizations. The Centre’s senior members of staff are as follows:
a. Haruna Wakili, PhD: He is the Director of the Centre and a Professor of History. He has held various administrative positions at Bayero University and outside: Director, Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training, Mambayya House (2005-2009); Head, Department of History (2009-2010); Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Jigawa State (April 2010-May, 2015). He has publications to his credit, co-authored some and edited many others as well as made many presentations at learned conferences and seminars. He has done considerable work on ethno-religious and communal conflicts in North-western Nigeria. He has also worked on a number of research teams that studied the phenomenon of conflicts and conflict management in the Northern States. He has participated in various training workshops on democracy and good governance organized by USAID-Nigeria in 1998 and 2000 and Mambayya House (2002-2009). Professor Wakili was a visiting Fulbright scholar at New York University, NYU, (June-July, 2004). His areas of research interest include: democracy, governance, conflict, riots, revolt and peace as well as the role of third sector in development. His membership of professional and voluntary associations includes the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN), Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria (FAAN), African Studies Association of the United Kingdom (ASAUK) and the Kano Museum Society.
b. Ado Mallam Bello, PhD: He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Private and Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano and also the Deputy Director in charge of Research and Documentation in the Centre. He holds PhD in Law with specialization in constitutional law dealing with the rights of citizens, indigenes and settlers in a multi-plural country like Nigeria. His areas of research interest relate to constitutionalism, politics and good governance. He is a Legal Practitioner and also a onetime Presidential Aspirant under the platform of the former All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Nigeria’s 2003 Presidential Election.
c. Abubakar Jika Jiddere, PhD: He is the Deputy Director (Training), Mambayya House and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Bayero University, Kano. He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from Bayero University, Kano. His areas of research interest are nuclear politics, international politics and strategic studies.
d. Moses T. Aluaigba, PhD: He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Research and Documentation Unit. He holds a doctoral degree in Political Economy and Development Studies from the University of Abuja, FCT. He has over 20 publications to his credit including authored and co-edited books, articles in local and international journals and book chapters. His areas of research interest include democracy, democratization in Nigeria, ethnic conflicts, conflict resolution and research methods. He was a visiting Fulbright scholar at African Studies, Ohio University, Athens, 2008-2009. Dr. Aluaigba is a member of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the West African Research Association (WARA).
e. Murtala A. Ringim: He is a Research Fellow I in the Training Unit. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Economic History. His areas of research interest are education and conflicts.
f. Mustapha Isyaku: He is a Research Assistant in the Research and Documentation Unit and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. His areas of research interest include public policy and electoral violence.
g. Alhaji Abdullahi Wambai Diso: He is the Centre’s Librarian. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Library Science and Information Science. His areas of research interests include Bibliographic and Information Management and Social Problems.
h. Kabiru Abubakar Maiwada: He is the Chief Accountant of the Centre and holds a B.Sc. degree in Accounting and a professional member of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN). He also holds a professional Diploma in Computer Studies.
i. Mustapha Aminu: He is the Administrative Officer of the Centre. He holds an NCE, a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree in Mass Communication.