Born on the 27th October 1988, Mr. Umar Abdul-Rashid is one of the most industrious sons of Gonjaland. He was born in Buipe to Alhaji Abubakar Umar and Mbemah Fati. He had his Basic Education at the R/C Primary & JHS before proceeding to Tamale Senior High School under scholarship from the NETFund and the Gonjaland Youth Association.
During his school days, he held the position of Vice President for both the National and KNUST Chapters of the National Association of Gonjaland Students (NAGS).
He currently holds a BSc. Actuarial Science Degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.