Sulaiman Mohammed Nazif

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Sulaiman Mohammed Nazif
Senator for Bauchi North
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 May 2007
Preceded by Baba Tela
Personal details
Born (1970-04-14) 14 April 1970 (age 44)
Bauchi State, Nigeria

Sulaiman Mohammed Nazif (born 14 April 1970) was elected Senator for the Bauchi North constituency of Bauchi State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He was elected on the Action Congress (AC) platform.[1]

Nazif attended the Federal Polytechnic Staff School, Bauchi (1981–1983), the Nigerian Military School (1983–1988) and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, graduating in 1990 as an Engineer. After taking his seat in the Senate, he was appointed to committees on Women and Youth, Water Resources, Solid Minerals, Local & Foreign Debts, Land Transport (Vice Chairman), Drugs Narcotics Anti Corruption and Communications.[1] He was also appointed the Publicity Secretary of the Northern Senators Forum.[2]

He was nominated to go to the U.S. as a guest of their government to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama. However, when he arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport he was told his visa was not in order and was not allowed to enter the country.[3] In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay said that he had not sponsored any bill but co-sponsored some bills, including the Nigerians Railway Corporation (Repeal and Reenactment) Bill 2008. He co-sponsored fifteen motions and made brilliant contributions to debates in plenary.[4]

Nazif was a contender to become governor of Bauchi State in the 28 April 2011 elections, running on the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) platform. He came fourth with 102,093 votes, losing to the incumbent Governor Isa Yuguda, who won 771,503 votes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sen. Sulaiman Mohammed Nazif". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-06-07. [dead link]
  2. ^ Andrew Oota (26 May 2008). "Yuguda Has Failed to Deliver - Sen Nazif". Leadership. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Senator Protests Treatment By U.S. Immigration". ThisDay. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  4. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Gov Yuguda gets fresh mandate as Bauchi gov". Vanguard. April 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-30.