Alhaji Ibrahim Ismail was born in Jigawa State. He began his career immediately after his call to the bar from a Legal Officer to a Principal State Counsel in Kano State Ministry of Justice. He served in the public service as the Secretary and Legal Adviser of the Kano State Urban Development Board now Kano State Environmental Protection Agency (KASEPA).
In 1984, he was appointed a member of Kano State Executive Council as a Commissioner of Home Affairs and Information and Education. In 1989, he was appointed Special Assistant to the erstwhile Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.
Chambers Abuja and serves as Director on the Board of the following Com-panies: Heritage Press Ltd, People's Media Ltd, Elmirage Petroleum and Gas Company Ltd, Dornier Aviation Nigeria Limited AIEP (DANA) TELEMAX, GTESC Ltd, PowerHub and Trusted Pharmacy of West Africa Ltd.