|Mohammed Sanusi Daggash|
|National Representative for Marte, Monguno, and Nganzi|
|National Senator for Borno North|
|Preceded by||Maina Maaji Lawan|
|Succeeded by||Maina Maaji Lawan|
|Minister for National Planning|
July 2007 – October 2008
|Succeeded by||Shamsuddeen Usman|
|Minister of Works and Housing|
6 April 2010
|Preceded by||Hassan Muhammed Lawal|
22 December 1961 |
Kironewa, Marte LGA, Borno State, Nigeria
|Political party||People's Democratic Party (PDP)|
Mohammed Sanusi Daggash is a Nigerian architect and economist who was elected a member of the National House of Representatives in 1999, and became Senator for Borno North (Borno State) in 2003. President Umaru Yar'Adua appointed him Minister for the National Planning Commission of Nigeria in July 2007, and relieved him of his post in October 2008. He was again reappointed as Minister for Works in April 2010 by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mohammed Sanusi Daggash was born on 22 December 1961 in Kironewa, Marte Local Government Area, Borno State. He attended the Capacity School, Kaduna (1966–1973) and the King’s College, Lagos (1973–1978). He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1978, obtaining an MSc in Architecture in 1984. Daggash served under the NYSC scheme (1984–1985) with the Ministry of Works and Housing in Borno State. In 1985, he became a Commonwealth Scholar, attending University College, London where he attained an M.Sc in Development Economics in 1986.
Returning to Nigeria in 1986, Mohammed Sanusi Daggash established a Consultancy Firm (Mass Consult – Nigeria) in Kaduna. In 1989, he was appointed to the Nigeria Football Association Board for a four-year period. He worked in various jobs in consultancy and construction until he joined Politics during the Sani Abacha period. In 1995, he started study for a Masters in Public Administration, and was awarded the degree in 1998. He was a member of Finance Committee of the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP). Later he was a founding member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and served on the National Establishment Committee. He was elected into the House of Representatives National Assembly of Nigeria in 1999 for the Marte, Monguno, and Nganzi constituency of Borno State.
Running as a People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mohammed Sanusi Daggash was declared elected as senator in the 5th (2003–2007) National Assembly representing Borno North Senatorial District. His ANPP opponent, Hajia Fati Ibrahim Bulama appealed the result, and following various appeals Daggash's election was nullified in November 2003. However, the court also found that Bulama had not been qualified to stand for election. By June 2004, the Independent National Electoral Commission had yet to organize fresh elections for the vacant seat. In the end, Daggash retained his seat.
He served in ten different Senate Committees during his tenure. He was Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Population and I.D. Card, and a member of Senate Committees on FCT, Capital Market, Loans and Debt, Banking, Currency and Finance Parliamentary Network On World Bank (PNWB). He was also a member of the board of directors of the Guinea Insurance Company.
He was the PDP candidate for Borno North in the April 2007 Senate elections, but withdrew from the race some few days to elections in protest of the massive riggings by the ruling ANPP that characterized the preceding Governatorial elections. The senate seat was later declared won by the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) Maina Maaji Lawan.
Mohammed Sanusi Daggash was appointed Minister for National Planning in July 2007. In February 2008 he was among a Nigerian delegation headed by Shamsudeen Usman, the Minister for Finance, that visited China. After the meeting, Vice Minister Yu signed bilateral agreements with Mohammed Sanusi Daggash. In October 2008, Daggash announced that Nigeria had cut the benchmark oil price in the draft 2009 budget to $45 per barrel due to sharp falls in world crude oil prices. Later that month he was relieved of his position.
In November 2009, Mohammed Sanusi Daggash was among the "stakeholders" in the Borno State PDP who were protesting against a move by the National party leaders to impose party chairmen and executives in the state.
Daggash was appointed Minister of Works and Housing on 6 April 2010.
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