Dayyabu Mustapha Danraka was born on 7th July 1968, at Limanci Kona Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. A graduate of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology; Zaria (1992), Avia Training Inc. Santa Ana California; USA (1994), Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology Zaria (1998, 2000 & 2004), Indonesian Civil Aviation Training Institute, Cirug; Tengarang Indonesia (2003) and City University, London United Kingdom 2014 where he obtained Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Diploma and Licence, Professional Flight Engineer’s Certificate and Licence, Advanced Certificate in Transport Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Transport and Logistics, Masters Degree in Transport Operations, Commercial Pilot Certificate and Licence and Master of Philosophy/Doctorate Degree in Air Safety Management respectively. His career started as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (higher Technical Officer I) at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria in 1992, Flight Engineer (B727 and B747) and Pilot B747 at Kabo Air Limited from 1995-2012. In addition, he also served as the Special Assistant (Technical) to Managing Director/CEO (Kabo Air Ltd).
Late 2012, he retired from the services of private sector to join the public service sector. He was employed as the General Manger, Operations at the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and posted on secondment to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for 2 years in 2014 where he flew the agency’s newly acquired Cessna Citation Sovereign aircraft and also served as the Special Assistant (Aviation) to the Director/CEO. He returned to AIB in December, 2016. He was elevated to the Director, Operations AIB in March, 2017. He attended various professional and management course in United Kingdom, United States and Singapore.