Ibrahim Bio

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Ibrahim Bio
Federal Minister of Transportation
In office
17 December 2008 – 17 March 2010
Preceded by Diezani Allison-Madueke
Succeeded by Yusuf Sulaiman
Minister for National Sports Commission
Assumed office
6 April 2010
Preceded by Sani Ndanusa
Personal details
Born April 1957
Baruten LGA, Kwara State, Nigeria

Alhaji Isa Ibrahim Bio (born April 1957) was appointed by President Umaru Yar'Adua as Nigeria's Minister of Transportation on 17 December 2008.[1] After Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan became acting President in February 2010, he dissolved the cabinet on 17 March 2010, and swore in a new cabinet on 6 April 2010 with Ibrahim Bio as Minister for the National Sports Commission.[2]

Background[edit]

Ibrahim Isa Bio was born in April 1957 in Baruten Local Government Area, Kwara State. He obtained a Pharmacy degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and an MBA from Ogun State University. Ibrahim Bio was Kwara State commissioner for Health (1990-1992).[3]

Ibrahim Bio was elected to the Nigerian House of Representatives in April 1999 on the All People's Party (APP) platform for the Baruten / Karma (Kwara State) constituency, and was vice chairman of its committee on the environment. Before the 2003 elections he transferred allegiance to the People's Democratic Party (PDP). He was elected on that platform to the Kwara State House of Representatives, where he was appointed Speaker.[4]

Minister of Transportation[edit]

Ibrahim Bio was appointed Minister of Transportation on 17 December 2008, replacing Diezani Allison-Madueke, who had been transferred to head the ministry of Mines and Steel Development.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nosike Ogbuenyi, Abimbola Akosile and Sufuyan Ojeifo (19 December 2008). "Yar'Adua Renews His Mission". ThisDay. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  2. ^ "New Cabinet Unveiled as Nigeria's Acting President Shores Up Position". IHS Global Insight. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-13. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "The Ministerial Nominees...". Setlin. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  4. ^ Rawlings Moba (5 January 2009). "Succession Battle Pitches Minister Against Saraki". Elundu Reports. Retrieved 2009-12-17.