Otaru Salihu Ohize

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Otaru Salihu Ohize
Senator for Kogi Central
Assumed office
29 May 2007
Preceded by Mohammed Ohiare
Personal details
Born (1953-02-05)5 February 1953
Kogi State, Nigeria
Died 30 October 2016(2016-10-30) (aged 63)
Abuja, Nigeria

Otaru Salihu Ohize (5 February 1953 – 30 October 2016) was a Nigerian politician. He served as Senator for the Kogi Central constituency of Kogi State from 29 May 2007 to 6 June 2015. He was a member of the Action Congress (AC).[1]

Ohize earned a B.Sc in Political Science from the University of Lagos (1987) and a Master of International Affairs & Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2003). He served for fifteen years in the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy.[1] He was chairman of Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State for two terms.[2] After taking his seat in the Senate in June 2007 he was appointed to committees on Sports, Police Affairs, Interior Affairs, Information & Media, Housing, Commerce and Agriculture.[1] In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay noted that he had not sponsored any bills.[3] He died at a hospital in Abuja on 30 October 2016.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Otaru Salihu Ohize". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  2. ^ Andrew Oota (23 November 2007). "I Support Constitutional Amendment - Sen. Ohize". Leadership. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  3. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  4. ^ http://dailypost.ng/2016/10/31/former-senator-otaru-salihu-ohio-dies-63/