Ahmed Lawan (born 12 January, 1959) is a Nigerian politician and professor who serves as the President of the Senate of Nigeria, Ahmed was choosen to represents the Yobe North Senatorial District in the Senate as a member of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Lawan is said to have an estimate net worth of USD $400,000 (₦168,035,348) as of year 2022.
Ahmed Lawan Biography
|Full Name:||Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan|
|Date Of Birth:|
|Net Worth:||USD$400,000 (₦168,035,348)|
|Origin:||Gashua, British Nigeria|
|Wife:||Zainab Algoni Abdulwahid|
|Political Party:||All Progressive Congress|
Lawan was born on 12 January 1959 in Gashua, then in the north of British Nigeria.,He completed his primary school at Sabon Gari Primary School, Gashua in 1974 and secondary school at Government Secondary School, Gashua in 1979 before receiving a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Maiduguri in 1984.
After university, Lawan completed his compulsory service year in Benue State before getting a master’s degree in Remote Sensing from the Ahmadu Bello University and a Doctorate degree in Remote Sensing/GIS from Cranfield University in 1990 and 1996, respectively.
Ahmed was a university lecturer from Gashua, Lawan who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1999 to represent the Bade/Jakusko Constituency as a member of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, Ahmed Lawan was reelected in 2003 before successfully running to become Yobe North Senator in 2007, After being reelected in 2011, 2015, and 2019 (as a member of the All Progressive Congress, successor to the ANPP), Lawan was elected the new Senate President with 79 votes cast to beat Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume with 28 votes after the inauguration of the 9th Nigeria National Assembly in 2019, It was his second attempt at becoming Senate President, with a notable failed run.
Ahmed Lawan is said to have worked in the Yobe State Civil Service as an Education Officer in the state Ministry of Education in 1985 and 1986 before lecturing at his alma mater, University of Maiduguri between 1987 and 1997.
Ahmed Lawan Career
After being elected to the House of Representatives for the constituency of Bade/Jakusko in 1999, at different times Lawan chaired the House Committees on education and agriculture.
Lawan was elected to the Senate in 2007, In 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Constitution Review, In 2009, as chairman of the Senate committee on Public Accounts, Lawan initiated and sponsored the Desertification Control Commission Bill.
In August 2009, Senator Lawan spoke against the proposed Kafin Zaki Dam. He stated that the Tiga Dam and Challawa Gorge Dam had already reduced water flow drastically, and the Jama’are River was now the main source of water in the Yobe River, He said the dams caused intense poverty, increased desert encroachment, migration and conflicts between arable farmers and herdsmen.
Lawan ran for reelection in Yobe North Senatorial District on the ANPP platform in the 9 April 2011 elections. He won with 92,799 votes, trailed by Hassan Kafayos Hussaini of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with 76,960 votes, Four years later, Lawan won reelection as a member of the APC before winning with 72% of the vote in 2019.
Ahmed Lawan Age
Ahmed Lawan was born on 12th of January 1959, he is 63 years old as of year 2022.
Ahmed Lawan Net Worth
Lawan is one of the most successful politian in nigeria with an estimate net worth of $400,000 (₦168,035,348).