Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir

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Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir
National Senator
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded by Abubakar Umar Gada
Constituency Sokoto East
Personal details
Born January 1, 1953
Sabon Birni, Sokoto State
Nationality Nigerian
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir (Born January 1, 1953) is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for Sokoto East, in Sokoto State, in the 9 April 2011 national elections.[1]

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.[2] He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK) and of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.[3]

Gobir began his career with the Ministry of Communication, and then joined the Nigerian Television Authority in Sokoto.[4] He became a Director of Union Bank of Nigeria in 2002.[2] He also became Managing Director of Taifo Multi Services Limited, Abuja.[4] Before entering politics he was chairman of the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, based in the state.[5]

At the PDP primaries, Gobir defeated the incumbent Senator Abubakar Umar Gada by 1,547 against 60 votes.[6] He went on to be elected to the Senate.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adamu Suleiman (April 12, 2011). "PDP wins Senate, Reps seats in Sokoto". gbooza. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Ibrahim A. Gobir MFR". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Engr. (Dr.) Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir, Non-Executive Director". Union Bank of Nigeria. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  4. ^ a b "DR. IBRAHIM ABDULLAHI GOBIR". Total Nigeria. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  5. ^ ABDALLAH EL-KUREBE (March 29, 2011). "Battle for Senate: The contenders and pretenders". Vanguard. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  6. ^ Abdallah el-Kurebe (January 27, 2011). "Don’t interfere with people’s choice, Delegates advise PDP". Vanguard. Retrieved 2011-04-22.