Haruna Abubakar

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Haruna Abubakar
Senator for Nasarawa South
In office
May 1999 – May 2003
Succeeded by Emmanuel Okpede
Personal details
Born 6 June 1952
Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Died 27 February 2005 (2005-02-28) (aged 52)

Haruna Abubakar was elected Senator for the Nasarawa South constituency of Nasarawa 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]

Abubakar was born on 6 June 1952. He became a lawyer and a businessman, and was legal adviser to the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) during the Nigerian Second Republic. He was the Managing Director of Pipelines and Petroleum Products Marketing Company during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.[2]

After taking his seat in the Senate in June 1999 he was appointed to committees on Selection (vice chairman), Senate Services, Petroleum, Judiciary, Economic Affairs and Local & Foreign Debts.[3] He was also appointed Deputy Senate President in 1999, but later was forced to resign.[2]

Abubakar died in a London hospital after a protracted illness on 27 February 2005. He was buried in Lafia.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 20 FEBRUARY AND 7 MARCH 1999". Psephos. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b Constance Ikokwu (2002-03-03). "Senators Who Covet Governors' Job". ThisDay. Archived from the original on 2005-11-28. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Congressional Committees". Nigeria Congress. Archived from the original on 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  4. ^ Isa Sanusi & Zainab Alimi (2 March 2005). "Late Haruna Abubakar Buried in Lafia". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2010-06-24.