Mohammed Shaaba Lafiagi

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Mohammed Sha'aba Lafiagi
Executive Governor of Kwara State
In office
1 January 1992 – November 1993
Preceded byAlwali Kazir
Succeeded byMustapha Ismail
Senator for Kwara North
Assumed office
7 June 2011
Preceded byAhmed Mohammed Inuwa
Personal details
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party

Alhaji Sha'aba Lafiagi was elected governor of Kwara State in January 1992 on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform, and was removed from office by the administration of General Sani Abacha in November 1993.[1] As governor he initiated construction of new headquarters for the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation, but they were not opened until 2002, and in 2010 were slated for demolition.[2]

Political career[edit]

He was a protégé of Olusola Saraki, Senate Leader during the Nigerian Second Republic, who helped him become elected governor in December 1991.[3] Later he fell out with Saraki when it became apparent Saraki was backing Mohammed Lawal for Kwara governor in 1999. However, he remained a power in Kwara State politics.[4]

Lafiagi became a member of the board of trustees of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[5] In February 2009 he was appointed chairman of the National Sugar Development Council, a parastatal.[6] He led the planning committee for the 20 April 2009 Special National Convention of the PDP, recommending a budget of N400 million. Given the economic climate, President Umaru Yar'Adua slashed the budget to N100 million.[7]

In April 2011, he was elected a senator representing Kwara north senatorial district


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  2. ^ Olufemi Oshin (1 Apr 2010). "Kwara Government To Demolish Premises Of Kwara State Printing And Publishing Corporation". Galaxy TV. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
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  4. ^ "PDP's Men of Power". ThisDay. 2001-11-10. Archived from the original on 2005-12-02. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  5. ^ "Welcome". People's Democratic Part Nigeria (USA). Archived from the original on 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  6. ^ Abbas Jimoh (28 February 2009). "Yaradua Approves More Funds for Parastatals". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  7. ^ Henry Umoru (April 16, 2009). "Yar'Adua Slashes PDP Convention Budget to N100 Million". Vanguard. Retrieved 2010-04-29.