Baba Haruna Tanko
Baba Haruna Tanko is 58 years old. He is married with children, enjoys travelling, also football and language enthusiast. An indigene of Tamawa, in Rimin Gado Local Government of Kano State. Before establishing illustraExtra in 2012, a company that offers consultancy services on Currency, Security Documents, Medals, memorabilia and general graphic design, he was the Manager, Business Development Department, Nigerian Security, Printing and Minting plc. Prior to that, as Manager, Coins Project in 2006, he designed, engraved and supervised the production and delivery of 300,000,000 million of the current set of N2, N1 and 50K coins to the Central Bank of Nigeria. He had earlier, also participated inthe Currency Restructuring and redesigns in1999 and that of 2001.He was also involved in the aborted coining of the Polymer Banknotes and the failed N5000 note of 2012. Mr. Tanko voluntarily retired from the NSPM plc on 20th September, 2012. Since 'retirement', his company, illustraExtra has offered consultancy services to the then MD/CEO of Kaduna Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) on Customer Relations and Equipment's installations lay-out which contributed to the unequalled feat the company achieved, in power delivery and revenue generation in that period. illustraExtra also participated in an Orientation Programme for CBN's Currency Operation staff on Currency, Security Features Design and Production in January/February, 2015. From 1987 to 1994, he was a Resource person on Voter Education in the then National Electoral Commission. He attended several courses within and outside Nigeria, including 3 year training at the Italian ZECCA (MINT) in Rome, Italy, from 1998 to the year 2000.