The 1st Deputy Vice-President, Mallam Haruna Nma Yahaya, mni, FCA obtained a BSc in Accounting (Second Class Upper Division) from Bayero University, Kano in 1986, a post graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in 1989 and a Masters in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1999. He was also at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in 2018 (SEC 40/2018).

His career spanned over various organizations both in the Private and Public Sector, including Banks. He was at Pannell Kerr Forster & Co. (PKF) Kaduna from 1993 to 1996 as Audit Manager and FSB International Bank Plc where he became Assistant General Manager AGM/Financial Controller before leaving to establish his own Audit Firm, Haruna Yahaya & Co. (Chartered Accountants) in 2001 where he serves as Managing Partner/CEO with offices in Minna, Abuja, Kaduna, and Lagos.

He has taken the firm to the international arena through its membership of the global accounting network of MGI Worldwide that has presence in 260 Countries with more than 5,200 Professionals. His clientele base cut across Private Companies, International Donor Agencies, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

He became a member of the Governing Council of ICAN in 2011 and has served on many ICAN Committees either as Chairman, Deputy Chairman or member at various times. He sits on the Board of Directors of various Companies and Government Agencies which includes the following: Board of Trustees and Governing Council, Edusoko University Bida, Niger State; Suleja Smart City Company Limited; Niger State Water and Sewage Corporation; Board Member/Chairman (2012 to Date), Edumana Micro Finance Bank Limited; Chairman (2013 to Date) and Weightlifting Association of Niger State.

Yahaya has attended various workshops, seminars, training both within and outside Nigeria including RIPA International, London and Harvard University, Boston, Chicago USA. He is a regular Resource Person/Facilitator at the Institute of Directors (IoD) - (2015 to Date).

Mallam Haruna is also a member of the following professional organizations: Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN); Fellow of Institute of Management Consultants; Member, Institute of Directors (M.IoD).

He is happily married and blessed with children.