Kabir Abba was born on 26th June 1972 and hails from Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina State. He attained his First School Leaving Certificate from Command Children School Kaduna and attended Command Secondary School also in Kaduna where he obtained his WAEC Certificate In 1988.
He obtained his first degree in Sociology in 1995, a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance in 1998 and a Masters degree in Banking and Finance in 2000 all from Bayero University Kano.
He has 25 years working experience in the Public Sector having started his career with the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (1996 -2005) after completing his NYSC with Ajaokuta Steel Company. He later resigned and joined The National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND) as Head of Project Accounts/Financial Reporting Unit, before joining the FIRS in 2007 as a Senior Manager in the then Tax Revenue Accounting Department. He was Head of Regional Tax Audit North Central Region.
As an Assistant Director he was a State Monitor Government Business Tax Office in Zamfara and later Kaduna State. He was also a State Coordinator for Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States as a Deputy Director, and had a stint in the office of the Coordinating Director Tax Operations Group and later Director Medium Taxpayers Department before he was appointed as a Group Lead General Tax Operations Group.
He is a Certified National Accountant (CNA) a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (FCTI), Fellow Institute of Corporate Administrators (FCIA) and he represents the Executive Chairman FIRS on the Council of the CITN.