Garba Yakubu Lado

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Garba Yakubu Lado
National Senator for Katsina South
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 May 2007
Preceded by Abu Ibrahim
Succeeded by Abu Ibrahim
Personal details
Born 1961
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Garba Yakubu Lado Danmarke is a Nigerian businessman who became a Member of the House of Representatives (2003–2007) and was elected a Federal Senator in April 2007 for Katsina South constituency of Katsina State as a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Background[edit]

Garba Yakubu Lado was born in 1961. He obtained an advanced Diploma in Management & Finance from Kaduna Polytechnic. He was a Chairman Local Government Council from 1999–2002, and a Member of the House of Representative (2003–2007).[1]

Senate career[edit]

Garba Yakubu Lado was elected Senator in April 2007 for Katsina South as a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). He was appointed to committees on Water Resources, Sports and Land Transport.[1]

As chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport, in October 2008 Lado said the Ministry had not briefed him on a decision to temporarily suspend an 8.3 billion dollar railway modernization project, which had been awarded in 2006 to the Chinese construction firm China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo.[2] In November 2009, Yakubu Lado said the Nigerian Railway Corporation Establishment bill would soon be passed into law, allowing private sector participation in the rail sector.[3]

In May 2009, Yakubu Lado and Governor Ibrahim Shema were competing for influence in Katsina State. At a PDP convention in Abuja, there was a scuffle between supporters of the two men. Shortly after, the PDP zonal leadership said Lado had been suspended from the party. However, the PDP state working committee supported Lado and nullified the suspension.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Garba Yakubu Lado". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-12-16. [dead link]
  2. ^ Adelanwa Bamgboye (29 October 2008). "FG Suspends Railway Modernization Project". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  3. ^ Turaki A. Hassan (18 November 2009). "'Senate Will Soon Pass Railway Bill'". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  4. ^ Lawal Ibrahim (14 May 2009). "2011 - As Yar'Adua's Men Battle Shema". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2009-12-16.