Abubakar Tanko Ayuba

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Abubakar Tanko Ayuba
Governor of Kaduna State
In office
August 1990 – 2 January 1992
Preceded by Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar
Succeeded by Mohammed Dabo Lere
National Senator
In office
May 2007 – May 2011
Preceded by Usman Sanni Sami
Succeeded by Mohammed Magoro
Constituency Kebbi South
Personal details
Born December 6, 1945
Died May 25, 2016 (aged 70)
Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Nationality Nigerian
Political party All Progressives Congress (APC)
Profession Retired Army General, Politician

Major General (retired) Abubakar Tanko Ayuba is a Nigerian politician who was elected senator for the Kebbi South constituency in Kebbi State, Nigeria in April 2007.[1]


Abubakar Ayuba was born on 12/06/45. He attended the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in 1978, and the MNI National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies, Kuru. In the army, he became a commander of the Corps of Signal, and a major general. Under military rule he was appointed Minister of Communications, military governor of Kaduna State, Chief of Administration and Chief of Policy and Plans.[1] He was appointed governor of Kaduna State in August 1990 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, handing over to the elected civilian governor Mohammed Dabo Lere in January 1992 at the start of the abortive Nigerian Third Republic.[2]

Senate career[edit]

Abubakar Ayuba was elected on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform in April 2007. He was appointed to committees on Science & Technology, Police Affairs, Navy, National Planning, Integration and Cooperation, Defence & Army and Communications[1] In January 2008, Leadership paper reported that Abubakar Tanko Ayuba was one of the first senators to have his election nullified, but that he was appealing the decision.[3]

In September 2008, he was awarded the prestigious 'Nelson Mandela Gold Award' for his excellent leadership and contributions to society.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Abubakar Tanko Ayuba". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  3. ^ Ben Adoga (18 January 2008). "Tribunal - How Many Senators to Fall Victim?". Leadership (Abuja). Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  4. ^ Stephen Odoi-Larbi (5 September 2008). "Holy Trinity Boss Wins Award". The Ghanaian Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-11-17.