Prof Engr. Dr. Babagana Umara Zulum, was born 26 August 1969 in Mafa local Government area of Borno State.
After his elementary and secondary education, he went to Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, where he obtained a National Diploma in Irrigation Engineering in 1988.
From there, he proceeded to the University of Maiduguri to Study Agricultural Engineering between 1990 and 1994. Afterwards, he had his mandatory service year in Katsina State.
Not satisfied with the thirst for knowledge, he still went ahead to obtain a masters degree in Soil and water Engineering from the university of Ibadan from 1997 to 1998.
He came back to Maiduguri to his Alma-Mata to undertake a doctoral degree which was successfully completed in 2009 in Agric and Environmental Engineering. Babagana Umara Zulum is a Nigerian politician, and Governor of Borno State.
Professor Babagana Umara Zulum is married to Dr. Falmata Umara Zulum.