Dr. Garba Abari was born on the 15th December in 1955 at potiskum in yobe state, Garba Abari had his early education at the central primary school and Fika Government Secondary school in potiskum.
He holds a Bachelor Of Science In Political Science From the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria ( 1979) a Master Degrees In International Relations From the University of Kent at Canterbury (1982) And M.phil in Political economy from the university of Jos in 1991 and PH.D in Political Economy 1995.
Over the period of 28 years since graduation, he has taught at the College Of Basic Studies and the University Of Maiduguri. Garba Abari is a senior lecturer in the department of political science, University of Maiduguri.
He has taught political economy, international economic relations and comparative politics at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. he has a total of 18 publications to his credit in both national and international journals.
He his a member, Nigerian Political Science Association NPSA. Member African Political science Association, Member Nigeria Society Of International Affairs, Founding member,Africa, Anti- imperialist Youth Front.
Founder, Nigeria/South Africa Friendship Association (19830. He is Chairman, Independent Poverty Alleviation Initiative (IPAI-Nigeria), And National Co-coordinator, Anti-Debt Front. He is Executive Director, Abuja Policy Consulting Ltd, Executive Director, Basis Projects Ltd. he member Of The Nigeria Economic Summit Group.