11 Things You Did Not Know About The New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

A new era has finally emerged, and Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is now in the helm of power. It is an understatement to say that we have to know as much as possible about the third citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ahmed Lawan is a Senator  representing Yobe North Constituency.

1 Ahmed Lawan was born on January 12 1959, in the Gashua town of Yobe State.

2 He completed his primary school education at Sabon Gari Primary School, and later attended Government Secondary School Gashua in 1974, where he had gotten his O’ Level in 1979.

3 He had his University education in the University of Maiduguri, and successfully  obtained a Bachelors degree in Geography, in 1984.

4 He later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, where he got a Masters degree in Remote Sensing and also a  Doctorate degree in Remote Sensing/GIS from Cranfield University, UK, in 1990 and 1996 respectively.

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5  Lawan had  also worked in the Ministry of Education Yobe as an Education Officer from 1985 to 1986. He later got a teaching job at the University of Maiduguri, He lectured for 10 years from 1987 to 1997.

6 He chaired a House of Committees On Education and Agriculture In 1999, when he was elected into the House of Representatives.

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7  Ahmad Lawan had been elected a Senator in 2007 on the platform of the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP).

8 He began and sponsored the Desertification Control Commission Bill, he did this in 2009 when he was the chairman of the Senate committee on Public Accounts.

9  He achieved great victory in 2011 when he  won a second term as Senator representing Yobe North Senatorial District and was re-elected on the platform of the ANPP.


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10 Lawan was the majority leader of the APC in the 8th senate and won a third term in office in the 2015 general elections.

11 His winning continued in 2019 when Lawan won a fourth term also on the APC platform.

On the 11th of June Sani Omolori clerk to the National Assembly had declared Lawan winner after the Senate election.

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His statement had read in part:

“107 cast their votes. Lawan polled 79 votes while Senator Ali Ndume (his main challenger) polled 28 votes of total 107 votes cast.

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“On this strength, Lawan is hereby elected as Senate President.”

Ahmed Lawan holds the traditional titles of Dan Masanin Bade and Garkuwan Daliban Gamui. He is a Muslim and is married with children, also a recipient of the National Honour Of the Commander of the Order of the Niger, Lawan will be the one serving as a glue between the National assemble and the executive for the next four years.



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