Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

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Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan
Senate Majority Leader
Assumed office
10th January 2016
Preceded by Mohammed Ali Ndume
Senator for Yobe North
Assumed office
May 2007
Preceded by Usman Albishir
Personal details
Born 1959
Political party All Progressive Congress (APC)
Profession Politician

Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is a Nigerian senator who represents the All Progressive Congress in the Yobe North constituency of Yobe State. He became a senator in 2007.[1]


Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan was born in 1959. He received a bachelor's degree in geography, a master's degree in remote sensing and a doctorate degree in remote sensing/GIS.[1]

Political career[edit]

Elected to the House of Representatives for the northern state of Yobe in 1999, at different times Lawan chaired the House Committees on education and agriculture.[2]

Lawan was elected to the Senate in 2007. In 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly's Joint Committee on Constitution Review.[3] In 2009, as chairman of the Senate committee on Public Accounts, Lawan initiated and sponsored the Desertification Control Commission Bill.[4]

In August 2009, Senator Lawan spoke against the proposed Kafin Zaki Dam. He stated that the Tiga Dam and Challawa Gorge Dam had already reduced water flow drastically, and the Jama'are River was now the main source of water in the Yobe River. He said the dams caused intense poverty, increased desert encroachment, migration and conflicts between arable farmers and herdsmen.[5]

Lawan ran for reelection in Yobe North Senatorial District on the ANPP platform in the 9 April 2011 elections. He won with 92,799 votes, trailed by Hassan Kafayos Hussaini of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) with 76,960 votes.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Evaluating Sen Ahmed Lawan's Years in Nass". Daily Trust. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Senate - Questions Over Membership of Jccr". This Day. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Desertification Commission Will Check Encroachment". Daily Trust. 9 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  5. ^ Sufuyan Ojeifo (3 August 2009). "A Senator's Worries Over Kafin-Zaki Dam". This Day. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  6. ^ Mohammed Abubakar (Apr 13, 2011). "ANPP wins NASS election in Yobe". Daily Independent. Retrieved 2011-04-22.