Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe

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Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe
Senator for Abuja FCT
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2003
Succeeded byIsah Maina
Personal details
BornApril 1962
Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe (born 1962) was elected Senator for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory constituency, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform. She held office from May 1999 to May 2003.[1]

Khairat was born in Ilorin in April 1962.[2] She studied law at the University of Buckingham.[3] After taking her seat in the Senate she was appointed to committees on the Environment, Health, Women Affairs (chairman), Federal Character, Tourism & Culture and Federal Capital Territory.[4] She was a member of the Panel of Review of Nigeria Customs and Excise.[5]

Khairat was a contender to be PDP candidate for her senate seat in 2003, but lost in the primaries. This may have been due to her previous support for a move to impeach President Olusegun Obasanjo.[5] In January 2003 she announced that she was moving to the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) due to unfair treatment by the PDP.[6]

In August 2005, six years after marriage, Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe gave birth to her first child, a boy, at a hospital in Miami, Florida, US. She was aged 46. The father of the new baby, Colonel Lawan Gwadabe, was former military governor of Niger State.[7] As of December 2011, Senator Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe was the chairman of the Senators Forum, through which former and serving senators share their knowledge and experience.[8]


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  4. ^ "Congressional Committees". Nigeria Congress. Archived from the original on 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  5. ^ a b Oma Djebah, Louis Achi and Utibe Uko. "2003: National Lawmakers Who Won't Return". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  6. ^ Bature Umar (2003-01-27). "Senate: PDP's Loss, Other Parties' Gain". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  7. ^ "Miracle Baby for Ex-Senator". ThisDay. 2005-08-30. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  8. ^ "MARK TASKS SENATOR'S FORUM ON NATION BUILDING". News Agency of Nigeria. December 18, 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-18.