Kawu Peto Dukku

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Kawu Peto Dukku
Senator for Gombe North
In office
29 May 2007 – 2 April 2010
Preceded by Tawar Umbi Wada
Succeeded by Sa'idu Ahmed Alkali
Personal details
Born 14 January 1958
Gombe State, Nigeria
Died 2 April 2010

Kawu Peto Dukku (1958–2010) was elected Senator for the Gombe North constituency of Gombe State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He was a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Dukku was born on 14 January 1958 and gained a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration.[1] He began his working career as a teacher. Later he joined the Goal Star Oil Company in Maiduguri.[2] He was elected to the Gombe State House of Assembly in 1999 and was reelected in 2003, when he was made speaker.[1]

After being elected to the Senate in 2007, Dukku was appointed deputy Chairman of the Senate committee on States and local governments.[1] He was also appointed a member of the Senate Committees on Aviation and Sports.[3] In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay noted that he had not sponsor any bills, but co-sponsored seven motions, contributed to debates in plenary and was active in committee work.[4] Another source described him as largely a quiet senator who rarely spoke at Senate plenary.[3] Dukku died in Kaduna after a brief illness on 2 April 2010.[1] He was survived by six children, three wives and an aged mother.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Sheriff Balogun (11 April 2010). "Gombe - Two Deaths Too Many". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  2. ^ ABDUL-RAHMAN ABUBAKAR & TURAKI A. HASSAN & ALIYU M. HAMAGAM (4 April 2010). "Senator Kawu Peto dies at 52, laid to rest". Sunday Trust. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Another Senator Dies". Vanguard. 4 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  4. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  5. ^ Sufuyan Ojeifo And Segun Awofadeji (4 April 2010). "Gombe Buries Second Senator in One Week". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-12.