Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya

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Sen Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya
Governor, Kano State, Nigeria
In office
Jan 1992 – Nov 1993
Preceded by Idris Garba
Succeeded by Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase
Constituency Kano South
National Senator
Assumed office
May 2007
Personal details
Born (1952-06-16) 16 June 1952 (age 66)
Political party All Progressive Congress (APC)
Profession Architect, Politician

Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya (born 16 June 1952) is a Nigerian politician and architect who was elected to the Nigerian National Senate in 2007, representing the Kano South constituency of Kano State for the All Progressive Congress (APC ). Kabiru Gaya was elected vice president of the inter-parliamentary union (IPU) for Africa at the 135th general assembly of the union in Geneva, Switzerland October 2016.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya was born on 16 June 1952 at Alkala quarters Gaya LG, to the Family of Late Magajin Garin Gaya Sani. He attended Gaya Primary School from 1961-1964 and Tsangaya Primary School where he finished his primary school in 1968 his senior brother was then the Headmaster and Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila was the Assistant Headmaster who taught him Maths at the primary school. He attended Government Secondary School Birnin Kudu from 1969-1973 where he obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) and College of Advanced Studies from 1974-1975 where he obtained IJMB. He obtained a BSc. Architecture from Ahmadu Bello University in 1977. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University in 1980. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree by the University Of Science And Applied Management, Porto-Novo, Benin. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) and the Nigerian Large Scale Farmers Association (NLSFA)

He was a Board Member of KASEPPA in 1985, and a member of the National Caucus Committee for the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP). He was Executive Governor, Kano State (1992–1993).[1] In 2003, Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya ran for the National Democratic Party (NDP) in the 2003 gubernatorial election in Kano State.[2]

Senate career[edit]

Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya was elected to the Senate for Kano South in 2007. He was appointed to committees on Gas, Local and Foreign Debts, States & Local Government, and Upstream Petroleum Resources and Works.[1] In a mid-term assessment of the performance of Senators, ThisDay newspaper noted that he sponsored the Finance Management and Accountability Bill, 2009, and the Millennium Development Agency Bill, 2009. He co-sponsored five motions and contributed well to debates in plenary.[3] In May 2008, as chairman of the Senate committee on works, Kabiru Gaya lamented that some projects were going very slowly, but said the Senate would never subscribe to the idea of privatising Nigerian roads.[4]

In November 2009 he supported a motion by the Kano chapter of the ANPP to allow the state governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, to nominate the ANPP candidate for the 2011 governorship elections. The presumptive nominee was Sheikh Ibrahim Khaleel.[5] Kabiru Gaya ran for election as Senator for Kano South on the ANPP platform in April 2011, and was reelected.[6]

Gaya was the Senate's Deputy Minority Whip from 2007 until 2011.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Gaya is married and has twelve children.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved December 18, 2009.
  2. ^ Musa, Yakubu (2003-01-13). "NDP Picks Gaya". ThisDay. Retrieved December 18, 2009.
  3. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators..." AallAfrica. AllAfrica. ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved December 18, 2009.
  4. ^ Yusuf, Aliyu (May 19, 2008). "Successful completion of fed roads obvious --Sen. Kabiru Gaya". Daily Triumph. Triumph Publishing. Retrieved December 18, 2009.
  5. ^ Jaafar, Jaafar (19 November 2009). "Will Shekarau Anoint Sheikh Khaleel As Successor?". AllAfrica. AllAfrica. Daily Trust. Retrieved December 18, 2009.
  6. ^ Rukkaya Idris Gwarzo (19 April 2011). "Before ANPP loses Senator Kabiru Gaya". Nigerian Tribune. Retrieved 2011-04-22.
  7. ^ "SEN. GAYA KABIRU IBRAHIM". The Senate, National Assembly of Nigeria.
  8. ^ "Deputy Minority Whip". Haaba.
  9. ^ "SEN. KABIRU IBRAHIM GAYA". The Senate Arm of the National Assembly. Retrieved 9 May 2012.