Abubakar Girei

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Abubakar Halilu Girei
Senator for Adamawa Central
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2003
Succeeded by Jubril Aminu
Personal details
Born (1954-03-14) 14 March 1954 (age 63)
Adamawa State, Nigeria

Abubakar Halilu Girei (born 14 March 1954) was elected Senator for the Adamawa Central constituency of Adamawa State, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He took office on 29 May 1999.[1]

After taking his seat in the Senate he was appointed to committees on Senate Services, Banking & Currency, Internal Affairs (Vice Chairman) and Local & Foreign Debts.[2]

In January 2011, Girei was a contender to be the PDP candidate for the Adamawa Central Senatorial District in the 2011 elections, but came third in the primaries. Alhaji Bello Tukur, former Chief of Staff to Governor Murtala Nyako, was the clear winner.[3]

Senator Abubakar H. Girei was born on 14 March 1954 in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He attended the famous Barewa College, Zaria for his secondary education and Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantity Surveying and Masters of Business Administration (MBA). He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Real Estate Developer and a Construction Management Consultant.

Senator Girei is a Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management and also a member of the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos where he served as the Monitor General of SEC 31.

After his National Youth Service in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in 1979. He worked for the defunct Gongola State Government as a Quantity Surveyor and rose to the rank of Principal Quantity Surveyor in 1984. Senator Abubakar Girei then moved on to the Nigeria Agricultural and Cooperative Bank Limited in 1985 as Manager, Property Division and then became the General Manager, Estate Department, from 1988 to 1996. He resigned to set up his consultancy firm, Premier Association Consultants which he runs as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer between 1996 and 1999.

The years 1999 to 2003 marked a turning point in the career of Senator Abubakar Girei when he contested and was duly elected to the office of the Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District in the 1st Senate of the 4th Republic from 1999 to 2003. As a Senator, he served as Chairman, Senate Committee on Services, Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Internal Affairs, Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Solid Minerals and also as member of Committee on Defense (Air Force), Police Affairs, Banking and Currency, Culture and Tourism, Transport, Gas, Drugs and Financial Crime and Local and Foreign Debt. Senator Abubakar Girei has also served or is currently serving on the boards of numerous public and private companies as well as Tertiary Institutions. These include Realex Properties as President and CEO, Premier Associated Consultants as Chairman, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Governing Council, a member of the Governing Council of Nigeria Institute of Management, the National Teachers Institute and the National Agricultural Production and Research Institute, Zaria to mention but a few. Senator Abubakar Girei is a major stakeholder in the People’s Democratic Party, Adamawa State and the North East Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria.

He is happily married with children and is holding the title of Sarduana. His hobbies include reading, social gathering and the pursuit of excellence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 20 FEBRUARY AND 7 MARCH 1999". Psephos. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Congressional Committees". Nigeria Congress. Archived from the original on 18 November 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  3. ^ Kolade Adeyemi, Kano, Mohammed Bashir, Lokoja, Fanen Ihyongo, Jalingo, Johnny Danjuma (2011-01-11). "Yuguda, Suntai, Kwankwaso win PDP governorship primaries". The Nation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-11.