Following his graduation with b.sc. Business administration second class upper from bayero university, kano in 1986, mr garba had his one year mandatory national youth service corps, in port harcourt, rivers state and was employed by the bauchi state government as an administrative officer in the cabinet office, where he served up to april 1991.
He served in various capacities from 1991 to 2007 at the national directorate of employment, bauchi state office, jos steel rolling company limited, plateau state and the nigeria mobile telecommunications company limited (m-tel) abuja where he headed the customer service centres in abuja and jos. Mr garba attained the position of deputy general manager before he voluntilly resigned in 2007.
He persued his masters in business administration (mba) from his alma mater in 1996.
He joined the nhis in december 2007 and has worked closely with dr muhammad bello waziri dogo-muhammad, headed the tertiary institutions social health insurance programme (tiship) unit, from 2012 to 2013, during which he brought the tiship to limelight.
Was made bauchi state coordinator from 2013 to 2018, wher he facilitated the rapid growth of the federal formal sector programme enrolment, institutionalized facilities responsiveness to quality service delivery, ensured commencement of andiwa community based social health insurance progrmme (cbship) in nine (9) lgas from 2016 to date and saw the establishment of the bauchi state contributory health management agency (bashcma) in 2018.
Mr garba was posted to the human resource division of the human resource and administration department in october 2018 where positive changes were recorded since then and was made the acting general manager of the department, during minor management repositioning, in december 2019.
He has attended and participated in several local/international worshops, seminars and trainings on, health care financing, expanding coverage in the informal sector, universal health coverage, project cycle management, managing the challenges of emerging realities in labour management negotiations, modalities of basic health care provision fund and health insurance under one roof (hiuor), among others.
He has travelled widely across the world continents and is happily married with children.