Senator Isaiah Balat
|Special Adviser for Special Duties (Office of the Vice President of Nigeria)|
May 2010 – February 18, 2014
|Senator for Kaduna South|
May 2003 – May 2007
|Minister for Works and Housing (State)|
May 1999 – December 2000
October 23, 1952|
|Died||February 18, 2014(aged 61)|
|Political party||People's Democratic Party|
Early life and education
Isaiah Chawai Balat was born in Gora, a village in Zangon Kataf local government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Losing his mother as an infant, he had to live with his grandmother until he was old enough to fend for himself. He later left the village and moved to the city to make a living. After his primary and post-primary education, he attended a programme in Marketing at the Kaduna Polytechnic between 1976 and 1978. Later he attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and the college of Petroleum and Energy Studies at Oxford, United Kingdom. 
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