Mr. Ismaila is a consummate Legal Practitioner with a well-rounded experience in a vast area of the law. He graduated from Bayero University, Kano in 1988. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 and ventured into the world of legal practice as a Pupil Counsel at the then Plateau State Ministry of Justice where he did his Youth Service in 1989. Upon completion of Youth Service, he joined the firm of Lateef Adegbite & Co. between 1989 and 1992. He also had a stint as a Legal Officer with Eleganza Industries Limited/RAO Investment Property Company Limited between 1992 and 1994 before he joined the United Bank for Africa Limited (UBA) as a Recovery Officer.

In 2004, Mr. Ismaila moved to the Classified Assets Management Unit of First Bank of Nigeria Plc. As a Recovery Officer, he had helped managed/restructured several otherwise bad/toxic debts while several billions of naira had also been recovered through his intrepid understanding of each case assigned to him and proffering timeous and economic solutions.

In 2015, Mr. Ismaila voluntarily retired from the employ of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and joined Quid Juris Law Firm where his experience as a fearless Recovery and Insolvent Practitioner is being brought to bear.