Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Governor of Kano State elected on 13 April 2015 and sworn in on 29 May 2015, was born December 25, 1949. He was two term Deputy Governor of Kano State, serving from 1999 to 2003 and 2011 to 2015.
Ganduje was conferred the national honour of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) in September 2012 by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
He was also conferred with the honour of Fellow National Association of Educational Administration and Planning (FNAEAP) on 13 October 2016 in Bayero University, Kano.
1956-1963: Dawakin Tofa Primary School.
1964-1968: Government Secondary School, Birnin Kudu.
1969-1972: Advanced Teachers’ College Kano.
1972-1975: Ahmadu Bello University, B.Sc Education.
1977-1979: Bayero University Kano, Masters in Psychology.
1983-1985: Ahmadu Bello Zaria, Masters in Public Administration.
1989-1993: University of Ibadan, PhD in Public Administration.
1975-1976: Nation Youth Service Corps (N.Y.S.C.), Teacher at Oleh College, Delta State.
1976-1976: Education Officer II, Ministry of Education, Kano State.
1976-1978: Gumel, Lecturer I, Advanced Teachers College.
1978-1979: Lecturer II, Bayero University Kano.
1979-1981: Personnel Manager, Norait Limited Kano.
1981-1993: Federal Capital Development Authority (F.C.D.A).
1994-1998: Commissioner, Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport.
1999-2003: Deputy Governor of Kano State.
2005-2006: Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence.
2009-2011: Executive Secretary of Chad Basin Commission.
2011-2015: Deputy Governor of Kano State.
2015-Date: Executive Governor of Kano State
Secretary, National Party of Nigeria, (N.P.N), D/Tofa local Government Branch (1978-1979).
Assistant Secretary (Political), National Party of Nigeria Kano State, Branch (1979-1980).
Chairman, FCT Public Enlightenment Committee on Registration into the two political parties (NRC and SDP) (1990).
Chairman, FCT Public Enlightenment Committee on Presidential Election Option A4 (1993).
Member, Kano state Executive Council (1994-1998).
Gubernatorial Aspirant P.D.P. (1999)
Deputy Governor and Member, Kano State Executive Council (1999-2003).
Member, National Political Reform Conference, Abuja (2005).
Special Adviser (Political) to the Hon. Minister of Defense (2003-2006).
Deputy, Governor and Member, Kano State Executive Council (2011-2015).
The Executive Governor, Kano State (2015).
Awards and Honors
Honour of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) (2012).
Honour of Fellow National Association of Educational Administration and Planning (FNAEAP)(2016).
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