Alhaji Saidu Namaska was born in Kontagora on 31st, December 1937. He began his educational carrier at Kontagora Elementary School between 1945 and 1950 and in 1950, entered the famous Buda middle school which he completed successfully in 1953.

Upon completion of his secondary education, the young prince began his working carrier with the then Native Authority in 1954 as a forest Guard. In 1957, Alhaji Saidu Namaska was promoted to the post of District scribe and later appointed as an area court president in 1968 and posted to Salka. In 1971, he was transferred to Mahuta, in Zuru District.

As a judicial officer, Alhaji Saidu attended a Judicial Course at the Institute of Administration, Zaria in 1962 from where he obtained the institute’s second-class certificate in Judiciary. Determined for excellence the 1st class chief consolidated his career in the judiciary as he attended an advanced Judiciary course at the same institute and obtained a first Class Certificate in 1972. Two years later, in 1974 precisely, Aihaji Namaska ascended emirate throne as the 6th Emir of Kontagora. He is currently the Vice Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers.