Parliament Spotlight: Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf | All Progressives Congress (APC)

adminNovember 10, 20223 min

Following a successful term after his election to the Red Chamber on the platform of the majority All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015, he won a re-election to the Ninth Senate and has five bills to his credit in the 9th National Assembly. Guess who the spotlight is on


This week’s episode of Parliament Spotlight is on 66-year old Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf;  a member of the Ninth National Assembly and current Chairman of the Senate Committee on Special Duties which supervises the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Here are some interesting things to note about the second-term lawmaker:




  • Lawmaker representing Taraba Central Senatorial District (2015 – 2019 )
    8th National Assembly
  • Lawmaker representing Taraba Central Senatorial District (2019 till date)
    9th National Assembly
  • Chairman, Special Duties Committee (2019 till date)
    9th National Assembly
  • Vice Chairman, Cooperation and Integration in Africa and NEPAD (2019 till date)
    9th National Assembly
  • Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology
    9th National Assembly


He has five bills to his credit in the 9th National Assembly

  • National Tea and Coffee Development Council (2019)
  • Federal College of Education Mutum Biu (2019)
  • Integrated Data Management Commission (2019)
    (Committee Stage)
  • National Youth Commission Bill (2021)
    (First Reading Stage)
  • Financial Reporting Council Act (2011)
    (Committee Stage)


  • He was said to be among a number of APC Senators that formed the defunct Buhari Support Group (BSO) in the 8th Senate
  • He was also alleged to be among the list of Senators who attempted to impeach the President of the Eighth Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki
  • In 2018, a viral photo of him sleeping during a Senate Committee probe on fuel scarcity emerged on the internet. 


    There are four hundred and sixty-nine legislators in Nigeria’s federal parliament officially known as the National Assembly. Given the volume of news that emanate from both houses of the legislature, the Red and Green Chamber; getting to know each lawmaker personally and their profiles could be so cumbersome and practically impossible over a four-year period.

    OrderPaper’s National Assembly Spotlight is thus designed for our reading audience in fulfillment of our mandate to bridge the gap between parliament and citizens. 

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