Biography of His Royal Highness
His Royal Highness, Da Jacob Gyang Buba (October 10, 1951) is a retired Nigeria customs officer and elder statesmen. He served as the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service from 2004 to 2008. In April 1, 2009, he was sworn as the Gbong Gwom Jos, a paramount traditional ruler of the Berom Kingdom serving as the 5th Gbong Gwom Jos of the ethnic group after the demise of Da Victor Dung Pam. He is the Chairman, Jos Traditional Council of Chiefs and president of the Jos Joint Traditional Council. He is serving as the 3rd Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University since March 2016 at the 10th convocation of the institution.
Gyang Buba was born in 1951 at Madu Village of Du District, Jos South, Plateau State. He is the first son of Buba Dung Bot of the Lo Du, Lo-Wet family and Ngo Kaneng Buba, one among the ruling house of the kingdom. He began his early education at SUM elementary school Chwelnyap in 1960 to 1963 then went to Baptist Day School Jos to complete his elementary classes, after finishing and from 1966 to 1971, he graduated from the Provincial Secondary School, Kuru known now as Government Secondary School Kuru and he attends the Institute of Administration for Ahmadu Bello University and graduated with Diploma in Banking in 1975.
He started working as a clerk at the Federal Pay Office in 1972 to 1974 before attending the Institute of Administration and enrolled in the Nigeria Customs Service in 1975 as the assistant preventive officer. He became CG in 2004 and together was the chairman of the African Union Sub-committee of directors general of Customs during the 2007 to 2008, the last post held was the deputy CG of customs at the Abuja’s headquarter. As the CG of customs, he implement the adaptation of the Common External Tariffs for ECOWAS and operations of scanners in borders, areas of airports and port, he amends the holistic review of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1958 and various customs notice. Gyang attends various Trades conferences of which amongst includes the INTERPOL seminars. He is an ordained member in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and was awarded national honors of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and the Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR), he was also a member in the 2014 National Conference.