Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir

Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir

Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir

National Senator
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded by Abubakar Umar Gada
Constituency Sokoto East

Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for Sokoto East, in Sokoto State, in the 9 April 2011 national elections.

Gobir holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Detroit in the United States, and a Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering and Energy from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi, Nigeria. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK) and of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

Gobir began his career with the Ministry of Communication, and then joined the Nigerian Television Authority in Sokoto. He became a Director of Union Bank of Nigeria in 2002. He also became Managing Director of Taifo Multi Services Limited, Abuja. Before entering politics he was chairman of the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, based in the state.

At the PDP primaries, Gobir defeated the incumbent Senator Abubakar Umar Gada by 1,547 against 60 votes. He went on to be elected to the Senate.


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