Hon. Hamza Zubairu Massu was born in Massu Village of Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State on 3rd September, 1968. He attended Massu Primary School from 1976 – 1982. His Junior Secondary Education was at Wudil Teachers College (1982 – 1985) while his, Senior Secondary Education was at the prestigious Science Secondary School, Dawakin Kudu (1985 – 1988).
After his Secondary Education, he gained an admission into Advance Teachers College Gumen for a National Certificate in Education (NCE) Course in Physics/Chemistry (1988 – 1991). His quest for knowledge took him to Bayero University, Kano for a degree (B.Sc. Ed) Geography. Honourable Massu also has a post graduate diploma (PGD) in Management.
From 1996 – 1999 he served as an elected councilor and 2001 he was appointed supervisory councilor. Honourable Massu served as his Local Government Chairman two term: 2004 – 2007 and 2011 – 2015 respectively). In 2007 he served as a vice Interim Management Officer.
Earlier on he was an Assistant Education Officer II (AEO) with the State Ministry of Education where he served as a Classroom Teacher.