Umaru Dahiru

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Umaru Dahiru Tambuwal
Senator for Sokoto South
Assumed office
29 May 2007
Preceded by Abdallah M. Wali
Personal details
Born (1952-06-12) 12 June 1952 (age 64)
Sokoto State, Nigeria

Umaru Dahiru Tambuwal (born 12 June 1952) was elected Senator for the Sokoto South constituency of Sokoto State, Nigeria, on the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) platform, taking office on 29 May 2003. He was reelected in 2007 as a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1][2]

Dahiru obtained a B.Sc. in law from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and became a barrister at law. He became a company director, and in 1983 was appointed a Commissioner in Sokoto State. He was elected a member of the National Constitutional Conference in 1993 and was appointed to the Constitutional Drafting Committee in 1999.[1]

After resuming his Senate seat in 2007, Dahiru was appointed to committees on Rules & Business, Judiciary, Human Rights & Legal Matters, Independent National Electoral Commission, Health and Aviation.[1] In February 2008, he became the Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum.[3] He replaced retired General John Shagaya.[4] In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay noted that he had sponsored a bill to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act, had sponsored or co-sponsored five motions and contributed fairly incisively during debates in plenary.[5]

In the 9 April 2011 national election, Dahiru retained his seat as Senator for Sokoto South. He gained 112,585 votes, followed in second place by Muhammad Sani Dogondaji of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) who won 36,682 votes.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Umaru Dahiru". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Nominated Candidates for Election to the Senate 2007" (PDF). Independent National Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Abdul-Rahman Abubakar (9 February 2008). "Why NSF Leadership Was Changed - Sen. Umaru Tambuwal". Daily Trust. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  4. ^ ISMAIL OMIPIDAN (February 10, 2008). "Northern Senators' Forum coup: How Shagaya was toppled". Daily Sun. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "PDP sustains lead as INEC releases more results". Guardian. April 12, 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.