One of the ministerial nominees, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, on Thursday, enjoyed a special privilege on the floor of the House of Senate as the screening entered day two.
Aliyu is a representative of Yobe State on the list submitted to the Upper Legislative Chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The nominee apart from being a younger brother to a late Senator brother to former Yobe State governor late Mamman Ali is also from the same state as the Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Yobe. And also the immediate deputy governor in the same state.
He was asked to take a bow, a privilege that is only accorded former members of the National Assembly. He became the second ministerial nominee who has never been a member of the National Assembly to enjoy the privilege of “take a bow”. Rotimi Amaechi was the first on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 when he appeared before the senior lawmakers.
Summarising his education background, Mr. Aliyu said he started his early education in Jimeta Yola and Munguno, in Borno State. He proceeded to Kaduna Polytechnic where he obtained a National Diploma (ND) in Civil Engineering after his secondary school education.
He would later go back Kaduna Polytechnic for his Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil Engineering.
When Yobe State was created in 1991, Aliyu was deployed to the ministry of integrated rural development as principal engineer and later posted to the Yobe State Housing and Property Development Corporation as project engineer.
Other places he had worked before his full involvement in politics include:
Managing Director of Yobe State Housing and Property Development Corporation in 2007, acting permanent secretary in the ministry of housing.