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Abdullahi Shuaibu Yaman

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Nationality Nigerian
Alma mater Ahmadu Bello University
Occupation Businessman, Politician
Political party All Progressives Congress

Abdullahi Shuaibu Yaman (born on September 1, 1957).[1] is a Nigerian businessman and politician, a native of Nupe from Shonga, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State.

He is currently a 2019 governorship aspirant on the All Progressives Congress, the position which he had previously contested in 2003 but lost to Senate President Bukola Saraki[2], who served as the state governor from 2003 to 2011. His supporters shut down Ilorin, Kwara State capital city, in a massive solidarity rally for his governorship ambition[3].

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Abdullahi attended N.A Primary School, Shonga, from 1964 to 1969 and proceeded to Government Secondary School ( GSS) Omu-Aran from 1970 to 1974 and then the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) from 1975 to 1979 where he obtained a B.Sc in Business Administration and graduated with a Second Class Upper Division (2.1).

Other courses attended include: Agricultural Mechanisation in Full course. School of Agricultural Mechanisation, Lecsesnoy, France. Machinery Operations in large scale farming in Mondena Italy.

Career[edit | edit source]

Abdullahi is a full fledged member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a financier of the party. Abdullahi is currently the Executive Director, Agromatrix Nigeria Limited, which started in 1988 and still progressing in leaps and bound.

He established the agricultural inputs company and developed it to its current level of success. He is responsible for overseeing all major aspects of its operations, management and charting overall direction of company and policy.

Abdullahi was appointed a member of Minerals and Metals National Technical Working Group for Vision 20:2020 in 2009 and was mandated to chart the course for the minerals and mines sector towards the achievement of the vision 20;2020 goals.

Nigerian Railway[edit | edit source]

He was once a member of the Nigerian Railway Board, 2004 to 2007 and Chairman, Railway Reform Implementation Committee, 2006 to 2007. He was the chair of the committee responsible for investigating the problems of the nations railway network and recommended the best approach to its improvement with innovative solutions targeted at propelling it into the 21st century have been proffered and are presently under consideration.

He serve as member, Nigerian Railway Board from 2008 to 2011.

National Sugar Development[edit | edit source]

Abdullahi also served as member, National Sugar Development Council (under the chairmanship of Honourable Minister of Industries) from1992-1994 and a member, Technical Committee on Sugar Development, 1993-1994. Implementation Committee on Sugar Policy for Nigeria, 1991-1992

SCOA[edit | edit source]

He was also an Ag. Deputy General Manager, SCOA (North) from 1987-1988.

Directly responsible to the General manager and Chief Executive of SCOA Motors at the company's headquarters in Lagos.

He once served as Commercial Manager (North), SCOA Motors and SCOAGRI. He was responsible for the entire operations of all branches in Northern Nigeria, Viz:- Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Yola, Katsina, Ilorin, Minna, Jos and Bauchi.

Abdullahi had previously handled special responsibilities which included: Development of market strategies for marketing Agricultural machinery, Motor vehicles, silos and other agricultural-related service areas.

He has also Written proposals for agric projects for machinery acquisition, tractor hire units and out-growers schemes for big agricultural projects and secured Agricultural Finance from Nigeria Agric and Co-operative Bank (NACB), other development Banks and Merchant Banks for projects willing to procure machinery from SCOA in the North.

He was a Branch Manager, at SCOA Motors, Kano, (biggest branch); Jan, 1987 and was responsible for development of Marketing of Hard line Merchandise especially Agricultural Machinery and also a Branch Manager, (Senior Manager Position), SCOA Motors, Kaduna from 1984-1986 and  branch manager, SCOA Motors, Maiduguri, 1981-1984

Public offices[edit | edit source]

The Governorship aspirant was a Director in the defunct Trade Bank Plc, from 1992-1999 and latter resigned his appointment in August 1999.

He also seerved as a Director, Kwara State Grains Production Company from 1989-1992 and Kwara State Investment Company from 1985-1992

He also served as Assistant Secretary, Economic Relations Department, Ministry of External Affairs from July to September 1980. He participated in Bauxite, Joint Venture with Guinea.

He is the National President Edu Progressive Association (EDUPA) comprising all indigenes of Edu and Pategi Local Government Areas of Kwara State.

Member, Board of Governors, Kaduna International School (Formerly Aisha Mohammed International School), Kaduna.

He is serving member of Board of Directors Abuja Investments Company Limited (AICL)[4].

Politics[edit | edit source]

Abdullahinhad contested on the platform the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, for Kwara North senatorial district[5].

Abdullahi who is currently aspiring for governorship seat in Kwara State recommended a bail out for state, saying it is time for freedom. "I think Kwara State deserves a bailout. It’s a pity that the state that was created in 1967 as one of the pioneer states created by the military on assumption of office by General Gowon has remained undeveloped while the development pace of others is visible. It is quite sad that Kwara State kept pace with other states till the last 16 years. After that, the state has been a complete disaster and this brings to the fore the Not Too Young To Run bill just signed into law by the President.[6]"

Youths in the three senatorial districts of Kwara have also urged Abdullahi to run for governorship race to protect interest of the people [7]

Countries visited[edit | edit source]

Abudullahi is well-travelled. He has being to England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Seychelles, South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Sweden and Chad.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Adeniyi, Olakunle (2018-08-07). "Meet Kwara State next gov, Abdullahi Shuaibu Yaman - Fellow Press". Fellow Press. Retrieved 2018-08-07. 
  2. Akunna, Chuks (2002-12-27). "Nigeria: How Saraki Emerged in Kwara". This Day (Lagos). Retrieved 2018-08-07. 
  3. Press, Fellow (2018-07-27). "2019: Supporters of Buhari, Kwara guber aspirant Yaman ask Saraki to resign - Fellow Press". Fellow Press. Retrieved 2018-08-07. 
  4. "Hon. Minister FCT Inaugurates AICL Board of Directors – Abuja Investments Company Limited". abujainvestments.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07. 
  5. "No surprises in INEC list: Daniel heads to court - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2018-08-07. 
  6. "Kwarans need bailout in 2019, it's Kwara North's turn—- Yaman Abdullahi – ROYAL NEWS". www.royalnews.com.ng. Retrieved 2018-08-07. 
  7. "Youths urge Abdullahi to join guber race". Blueprint. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-08-07. 

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