Basheer Garba Mohammed

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Basheer Garba Mohammed
Senator for Kano Central
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded by Mohammed Adamu Bello
Personal details
Born (1966-10-16) 16 October 1966 (age 51)
Alma mater Bayero University

Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed (born 16 October 1966) is a Nigerian businessman who was elected Senator for the Kano Central constituency of Kano State, Nigeria in the April 2011 national elections, running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform.

Early life and education[edit]

Bashir was born in Nasarawa, Kano State. He attended Bayero University, Kano, earning a bachelor's degree in Political Science.

Private sector career[edit]

A businessman with banking, property and trading interests, Basheer Garba Mohammed founded the Ladon Alheri Foundation, a charity that funds projects including schools, water boreholes and eye surgery.[1] He has expressed his feeling that there are gaps in Nigeria's developmental chain which must be addressed if the lives of ordinary citizens are to become more meaningful.[1]

Public sector career[edit]

In the April 2011 election for the Kano Central Senatorial seat, Basheer polled 359,050 votes, ahead of Aminu Abba Ibrahim of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) with 273,141 votes and Alhaji Bello Isa Bayero of the Congress for Progressive Change with 227,792 votes.[2]


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