Dahiru Awaisu Kuta

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Dahiru Awaisu Kuta
Senator for Niger East
In office
29 May 2007 – 12 June 2014 (Upon death)
Preceded by Ibrahim Kuta
Personal details
Born (1949-04-16) 16 April 1949 (age 65)
Niger State, Nigeria
Died 12 June 2014
Political party PDP

Dahiru Awaisu Kuta (born 16 April 1949) was elected Senator for the Niger East constituency of Niger State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Kuta gained a BA in History, Graduate Certificate in Education and Post graduate Diploma in Public Administration. In 1983 he was elected to the Niger State House of Assembly, where he became minority whip. In 1993 he was elected to the Federal House of Representatives and was appointed Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business. He was appointed National Deputy Director of Administration at the PDP Headquarters, and secretary to the Government of Niger State.[1]

Kuta won the 2007 PDP primary election for Niger East, defeating his brother Ibrahim Kuta, the incumbent Senator. He went on to win the Senatorial election in April 2007.[2] In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay noted that he was member of the committee for managing the ecological menace due to operation of dams, that he had sponsored and co-sponsored fourteen motions and contributed to debates in plenary.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sen. Dahiru A. Kuta". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  2. ^ AKIN ALOFETEKUN, Minna (May 23, 2007). "Why I want to be Senate president – Comrade Awaisu Kuta". Daily Sun. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  3. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-07.