Bala Mohammed

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Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed
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Kauran Bauchi
Governor Bauchi State
Assumed office
29 May 2019
Preceded byAbubakar Maikafi
Succeeded byAdamu Gumba
Senator Bauchi South Senatorial District
In office
8 April 2007 – 2011
Preceded byAdamu Aliero
Personal details
Born (1958-10-05) 5 October 1958 (age 60)
Duguri, Alkaleri, Bauchi State
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party (PDP)

Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed (born 5 October 1958) was elected Senator for Bauchi South, in Bauchi State, Nigeria in April 2007. He was appointed Minister of FCT (Federal Capital Territory) on 8 April 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet.[1] He is the Governor-elect of Bauchi State in 2019 suplimentary governorship election under the platform of People's Democratic Party (PDP).[2]

Background[edit]

Mohammed was born in 1958 .He studied English at the University of Maiduguri (1979–1982), where he gained a BA.[1] He joined The Democrat as a reporter in 1983, then worked in the public service as an administrative officer from 1984-2000.[3] He worked in the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Solid Minerals, Power and Steel and Transportation and Aviation. He retired as Director of Administration in the Nigerian Meteorological Agency. He then served as a senior special assistant to Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State from 2000 to 2005.[4] He was Director of Administration at the Nigerian Railway Corporation from 2005 to 2007.[3]

Political career[edit]

Mohammed was elected Senator for Bauchi South in April 2007 for the All Nigeria People's Party.[1] He reportedly fell out with Yaguda after the state Governor married President Umaru Yar'Adua's daughter and decamped to the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[5] In March 2010 he accused Yuguda of being behind a move by people in his constituency to recall him from the Senate.[6] He was the first to call for declaring President Umaru Yar'Adua incapacitated and making Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan the acting President.[1]

After assuming office as Minister for FCT in April 2010, Mohammed stated his determination to attack the problems of waste and lack of potable water in the FCT.[7]

The Independent National Election Commission on March 26 2019 declared Mohammed ,the candidate of the peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , winner of the Bauchi State governorship election after a protracted contest. He was sworn in on the 29 May 2019 at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ministers - the Profiles (ii)". ThisDay. 8 April 2010. Archived from the original on 10 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  2. ^ "PDP candidate, Bala Mohammed, defeats Bauchi governor". Punch NG. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  3. ^ a b "Sen. Bala A. Mohammed". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  4. ^ "Federal Govt is Marginalising North East - Sen Bala Mohammed". Leadership. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  5. ^ Godwin Ijediogor and Samson Ezea (2010-04-02). "Ministerial List: A Taste Of Old Wine In New Bottle?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-04-15.[dead link]
  6. ^ Turaki A. Hassan (21 March 2010). "Yuguda behind my recall move – Sen Moh'd". media Daily Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  7. ^ EVELYN DADU (April 8, 2010). "FCT minister assumes duty". FCT Website. Archived from the original on May 20, 2014. Retrieved 2010-04-15.