Mr. Ali S. Mailafiya is an agrobusiness enthusiast from Bassa Zarangi in Kokona L.G.A, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. He attended L.G.E.A primary school, Bassa Zarangi, Nasarawa State where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate, he obtained his SSCE from Government Resettlement Secondary School, New Karu in Nasarawa State. He holds a Diploma in Law (2000) and a BSc in Sociology from the University of Jos.
Mr. Ali is a pragmatic leader who has held various leadership positions among which are: Pioneer Coordinator- Christian Youth Leaders’ Assembly (CYLA), State Coordinator/Administrator – Sun Energy Community Development Initiative (SECODI), working among the youths and having experience in grassroots mobilization and empowerment of youths and women, Mr. Ali is the current National General Secretary of Ginger Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria and a youth himself who has been a motivation for the mass involvement of youths and women in agribusiness. He brings this vast wealth of experience to GGPMAN.
Mr. Ali is passionate about agriculture and wants to empower youths and women through agribusiness involvement because he believes that agriculture if well harnessed will solve the problem of unemployment among youths and rural poverty. He is happily married to Mrs. Blessing Ali and they are blessed with two children.