Abba Kabir Yusuf: Biography, age, Kano State Governor-elect, wife, personal worth

Abba Kabir Yusuf, the New Nigeria People Party’s (NNPP) governorship candidate in Kano state, has the highest likelihood of winning the election, according to an Anap Foundation survey.
On March 20, 2023, he was proclaimed the new governor of Kano State.

Abba Kabir Yusuf Biography & Profile Summary

NameAbba Kabir Yusuf
OccupationPolitician and Engineer
Age59 years old
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Born5 January 1963
Birthday5 January
BirthplaceGaya, Nigeria

Abba Kabir Yusuf Childbirth and Education

Abba was born on January 5, 1963, in Gaya Local Government Area, Kano State, to Malam Kabiru Yusuf and Malama Khadijatul-Naja’atu. He attended Sumaila Primary School between 1968 and 1975.

He then attended Government Secondary School Dawakin Tofa before transferring to Government Secondary School Lautai in Gumel, where he graduated in 1980.

Abba Kabir Yusuf graduated with a National Diploma (ND) in Civil Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic Mubi in 1985 and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil Engineering from Kaduna Polytechnic in 1989.

Later, he earned a postgraduate diploma in management as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bayero University in Kano.

Abba Kabir Yusuf Royal Ancestry

Gida-grandfather, Gida’s Alhaji Yusuf Bashari, was a former District Head of Gaya and Danmakwayon Kano under whom the NNPP governorship candidate began his Islamic education.

Abba Kabir Yusuf Career

Abba Gida-Gida started his career with the Kano State Water Resources Engineering and Construction Agency (WRECA), then moved to the state Ministry of Water Resources, where he held various positions.

Abba Kabir Yusuf Controversies

Crowdfunding allegation

Abba was rumored to have requested a thousand naira (N1,000) donation from members of the general public in September 2022 to fund his campaign.

In a statement released to the media by his aide, Sanusi Bature, he denied the rumor.

He claimed the “misinformation” is an attempt to smear his principal’s reputation.

We wish to inform the good people of Kano State, particularly members of our great party, the NNPP, to disregard the content of the video as a mere campaign of calumny orchestrated by some ill-behaved individuals within the opposition political circle, Mr Bature said in the statement.

It is worth noting that his Excellency is aware of the existence of FRIENDS OF ABBA GIDA GIDA as a group of his associates from various Nigerian universities, other higher institutions, legal professionals, and those from the business community who organized themselves with the sole purpose of promoting good governance and democracy in which they found in him (Abba Gida Gida) a worthy ambassador.

Thus, by this press statement, His Excellency wishes to make it categorically clear that he has never initiated any fundraising for his 2023 campaign activities which are yet to pick up.

We remained steadfast and committed to rescuing Kano state from the unfortunate situation in which the state’s people found themselves under the current incompetent leadership, the statement said.

Kano public property sales

In 2020, Abba accused Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje of violating the rule of law and due process in connection with the alleged sales of public property.

He petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) for immediate intervention in what he saw as Ganduje’s abuse of power and violation of the rule of law.

Abba Kabir Yusuf Political appointment

Between 1999 and 2003, he served as Personal Assistant to Kano State Governor Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso and later as Special Assistant (Administration).

Abba collaborated with Kwankwaso again from 2003 to 2006, when the former Kano State governor was appointed Minister of Defence.

Until 2007, he worked as a Special Assistant to the Special Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Darfur/Somalia.

From 2009 to 2011, Abba was also appointed by late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua to the Governing Board of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo State.

During Kwankwaso’s second term, Abba was appointed as the governor’s First Principal Private Secretary (PPS) and later as the state’s Commissioner for Works, Housing, and Transport.

Abba Kabir Yusuf The Political Spotlight

The hotly contested 2019 Kano governorship election between the PDP and the ruling APC thrust Abba Gida-Gida into the spotlight.

The anointed candidate of Kwankwaso ran against incumbent Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in an election that was declared inconclusive, but he lost after a rerun.

Abba Kabir Yusuf Net worth

There is no information available about Abba Kabir-net Yusuf’s worth.

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