Abdulaziz Usman

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Abdulaziz Usman
National Senator
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2007
Preceded by Ibrahim Muhammed Kirikasama
Constituency Jigawa North East
Personal details
Born 1 January 1962
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Profession Civil Servant, Politician

Abdulaziz Usman Tarabu (born 1 January 1962) is a Nigerian senator who represents the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jigawa State. He became a member of the Nigerian Senate in 2007.[1]

Background[edit]

Abdulaziz Usman has a post-graduate degree in Business Management.[2] Before entering politics, he was a senior planning officer for Jigawa State Agriculture And Rural Development. He was elected as a member of the House Of Representatives for 1999–2003, and was reelected for 2003-2007.[1]

In 2005, he supported Atiku Abubakar, then the Vice President of Nigeria, in a libel claim against Newswatch magazine related to accusations of corruption while Atiku was chairman of the National Council on Privatization.[3]

Senate career[edit]

Abdulaziz Usman was elected to the National Senate for the Jigawa North East constituency in 2007.[1] A May 2009 report by This Day said he had not sponsored any bill, although he co-sponsored some motions and sometimes contributed to debates in plenary. He was chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Affairs Committee.[4][5] In the April 2011 elections he was reelected as Senator for Jigawa North-East on the PDP platform, with 135,202 votes.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Abdulaziz Usman". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-10-04. [dead link]
  2. ^ "SEN. ABDUL'AZIZ USMAN". Nigerian Senate. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Sebastine Obasi (September 26, 2005). "Newswatch Versus Atiku". Newswatch magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  4. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". This Day. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  5. ^ ABDUL-RAHMAN ABUBAKAR (12 July 2009). "Why are they in the Senate?". Sunday Trust. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  6. ^ "PDP Wins in Jigawa". Daily Trust. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-21.