Usman Aliyu Shamaki was born in the 60’s. He attended University of Maiduguri where he obtained his LLB in Sharia Law. He began his civil service carrier with the Commission then known as Directorate of pilgrims in 1992 as a Pilgrims Officer raising through ranks to become Assistant Director (Admin) in the Commission. He has served in different departments and units of the Commission. The officer was once an attaché at the Nigeria Embassy, Saudi Arabia, in charge of Hajj. He has attended National and International conferences on Hajj matters.