Managing Director/CEO

Arc. Yakubu Yunusa (FNIA) is a dynamic entrepreneur and seasoned architect who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to higher levels of success in different sectors of the Nigerian economy, and he occupies a revered spot in Nigeria’s construction industry. With a career spanning over 35 years and counting, he undoubtedly has paid his dues and contributed magnanimously to the growth of the sector.

Having secured his first job in 1987 at the Bauchi State Ministry of Works and Housing after obtaining his first and second degrees from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in 1984 and 1986 respectively, one can tell that Yunusa was intentional about achieving excellence from the word go.  While expanding his career horizon, Yunusa later took up appointment in the Federal Civil Service and was also at one time a Director at SunTrust Bank Plc.

Aside constructions, Yunusa also has brief stints across other industries serving either in Board chairmanship or Managerial capacities. He is Chairman of Stycon Properties Limited and Director of Premium Pensions Limited and rose to the position of Chairman of the Board of Premium Pensions Limited, Zaymar Transport Company Limited and Asmabell Reality Limited. He is also a member of the Governing Council of Abubakar Tafawa University, Bauchi.

His goals were crystal clear in 1992 when he took the bold decision to set up Lubell; ‘to build with technique, to construct with devotion.’ 30 years down the line, under Yunusa’s leadership, Lubell has metamorphosed into a formidable and dependable construction firm handling high-profile projects from conception to completion for over 180 clients including Federal and State Governments, and private firms.

At a time when the construction industry is infiltrated by some bad eggs lowering standards of project delivery, Lubell continually stands tall as one of the few with nationwide recognition for excellence and professionalism and has over 35 awards in the kitty, all thanks to God and Yunusa’s inspiring leadership and administrative acumen. 

An untiring goal setter and getter, Yunusa attended countless local and international training programmes, including the Managing Strategic Innovation in Business Programme at Harvard University, USA and the Real Estate Investment Model, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA) and is committed to the betterment of humanity.

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