Mr Aliyu Jada began his career in 1976 as Executive Officer (Accounts) at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and rose to Higher Executive Officer (Accounts) in 1979. Thereafter, Mr Jada joined Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority, a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Water Resources as Accountant II in 1980, rising through the ranks to become its Managing Director/CEO in August 1999, a position he held until September 2006.

He also served as Director, Human Resources and Finance at the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office, an agency under the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel development from January 2012 to May 2016.

Mr Aliyu Jada is a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (FCNA) and a Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM). He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maiduguri.