Otaru Salihu Ohize

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Otaru Salihu Ohize
Senator for Kogi Central
Assumed office
29 May 2007
Preceded by Mohammed Ohiare
Personal details
Born (1953-02-05) 5 February 1953 (age 62)
Kogi State, Nigeria

Otaru Salihu Ohize (born 5 February 1953) was elected Senator for the Kogi Central constituency of Kogi State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the Action Congress (AC).[1]

Ohize earned a B.Sc in Political Science from the University of Lagos (1987) and a Master of International Affairs & Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2003) He served for fifteen years in the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy.[1] He was chairman of Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State for two terms.[2] After taking his seat in the Senate in June 2007 he was appointed to committees on Sports, Police Affairs, Interior Affairs, Information & Media, Housing, Commerce and Agriculture.[1] In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay noted that he had not sponsored any bills.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Otaru Salihu Ohize". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-06-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ Andrew Oota (23 November 2007). "I Support Constitutional Amendment - Sen. Ohize". Leadership. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  3. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-14.