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Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, President of Nigeria. Recipient NUJ Abuja Council award, 2003, National Primary Education Merit award, 2004, Leadership Watch award, 2004, Best Governor award, Central Bank Nigeria, 2005, NUJ Kaduna Council award, 2005.

Background

Yar'Adua, Alhaji Umaru Musa was born in 1951 in Katsina Town, Nigeria.

Education

Student, Government College, Keffi, Nasawara State, 1965—1969. Student, Barewa College Zaria, 1970—1971. Bachelor of Science, Ahmadu Bello University, 1975.

Master of Science, Ahmadu Bello University, 1980.

Career

National Youth Service Corps teacher Holy Child College, Lagos, 1975—1976. Lecturer Katsina College Arts, Science & Tech, Zaria, 1976—1979, Katsina Polytechnic, 1978—1983. General manager Sambo Farms Ltd., Funtua, 1983—1989.

Governor State of Katsina, 1999—2007. President Government of Nigeria, 2007—2010. Member governor council Katsina College Arts, Science & Technology & Katsina Polytechnic, 1978—1983.

Director Hamada Holdings, 1983—1999, Lodigiani Nigeria Ltd., 1987—1999, Habib Nigeria Bank Ltd., 1995—1999, Madara Ltd. Vom, Jos, 1987—1999; board directors Katisna State Farmers' Supply Company, 1984—1985. Chairman board Katsina State Investment & Property Development Company, 1994—1996.

Chairman Nation House Press Ltd., Kaduna, 1995—1999.

Membership

Member People's Redemption Party (now Social Democratic Party), state secretary. Founder K34 political association (now People's Democratic Party), 1998. Member national caucus People's Redemption Party (now Social Democratic Party).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, squash.

Connections

Married Turai Umara Yar'adua.