Ministerial Screening: Senator Abubakar Kyari | Nominee with legislative background

Olamilekan Quadri AlimiAugust 1, 20233 min

In continuation of our series on Ministerial nominees with legislative background, here’s a profile of Senator Abubakar Kyari from Borno State, who is the Acting National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC)


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Ministerial Nominee


The Tenth National Assembly is in the process of screening nominees of President Bola Tinubu for the Office of Minister of the Government of the Federation in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended).

According to Section 147 (2), any appointment to the office of Minister of the Government of the Federation shall, if the nomination of any person to such office is confirmed by the Senate, be made by the President.

Ahead of their possible confirmation by the Senate, we profile Senator Abubakar Kyari; one of the ten Ministerial nominees with legislative background.


Born: 25 February, 1963


1.   First School Leaving Certificate (1974)
      Kaduna Capital School

2.   Senior Secondary School Certificate (1979)
      Barewa College, Zaria

3.   Bachelor’s Degree (1986)
      University of Tennessee Martin, United States

4.   Masters in Business Administration (MBA) – 1989
       Webster University, St.Louis Missouri, United States


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Legislative Experience

1. Member, House of Representatives – 1998
United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP)

2.  Member, House of Representatives (1999 – 2003)
      All Peoples’ Party (APP)

3.  Senator, Borno North Senatorial District (2015 – 2022)
       All Progressives Congress (APC)

4.   Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on the investigation of the Funds Appropriated to the Power Sector since 1999

5.   Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC

6.   Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence

7.    Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on the investigation of the concession of the Port Harcourt refinery to AGIP


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Executive Experience

1.   Commissioner for Water Resources (2008 – 2010 & 2003 – 2005)
Ministry of Water Resources, Borno State 

2.   Commissioner for Education (2007 – 2008)
Ministry of Education, Borno State

3.   Commissioner for Water Resources (2008 – 2010)
Ministry of Water Resources, Borno State

4.   Commissioner for Home Affairs and Information (2010 – 2011)
Ministry of Home Affairs and Information, Borno State

5.   Commissioner for Works (2011)      
      Ministry of Works, Borno State

6.   Chief of Staff to the Governor (2011 – 2014)
Borno State Executive Council 


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1.   State Treasurer, Borno State (1998 – 1999)
All Peoples Party (APP)

2.    Managing Director, (2005 – 2007)
Rural Water Supply Agency, Borno State

3.    Deputy National Chairman (North) 
All Progressives Congress (APC) 

4.    Acting National Chairman
All Progressives Congress (APC) 


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