Mr. Usani Uguru hails from Cross River State. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography from the University of Jos, Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Calabar; and another Masters degree in Globalisation and
Development from the University of London. He is currently a Ph.D student of the Nigerian Defence Academy. Until his appointment as a minister, Usani was the Coordinating Director of Fuzel Mining and Construction Company Limited.
He is the current Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Cross Rivers State.