AVM, Ishaya Shekarri (Rtd.), OON, MNI served with the Nigerian Air Force where he held various senior staff and command appointments.
He was also the Military Administrator of Kano State and a one-time Minister of Special Duties of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He was also Chairman of Lion Bank of Nigeria Plc. He is also on the Board of other companies including, Diamond Bank Plc, Integrated Diaries Limited and Grand Cereals and Oil Mills Ltd.