Gusa was born on 27th May, 1967 at Mbakyan, Ugee Ward in Gwer Local Government Area, Benue state.
He started early education at Local Government Education Authority, LGEA Primary school, Agasha, 1973, moved to LGEA Primary School Abinsi, and completed at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Mission, R.C.M. Primary School, Taraku, in 1978.
Thereafter he proceeded to Gaadi Comprehensive College, Vandeikya, between 1979 and 1980 and later moved to Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School, Makurdi; 1980-1984, obtaining the General Certificate of Education, GCE Ordinary Level.
Gusa also attended the School of Basic Studies, Makurdi from 1984-1986 and obtained the Interim Joint Matriculation Board, IJMB, certificate in 1986.
He gained admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1987 obtained the Bachelor’s Degree in Law in 1990 and proceeded to Nigeria Law School, Lagos from where he graduated in 1991 and was called to the bar in the same year.
Gusa served as a Pioneer Legal Officer for Emohua Local Government Council, Rivers State during the mandatory NYSC program in the 1991-1992 session.
He was Counsel in Chambers at Lobi Chambers, Makurdi, 1992-1993; Principal Partner, Michael Gusa and Company, 1994-2005; Special Assistant to the Governor, 2005-7; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Poverty Alleviation, 2008-11 and 2013 to February, 2015 as well as Managing Partner, Michael Gusa and Company, before his appointment as commissioner.
He held various political positions in the Peoples Democratic Party in Gwer local government area before he decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in December, 2015 and thereafter, served as the Director of Protocol, Ortom/Abounu Gubernatorial Campaign Organization in 2015.
Gusa loves farming, fishing, watching films and listening to music in his leisure time. He also plays football and tennis.