Usman Bayero Nafada

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Usman Bayero Nafada
Senator for Gombe State
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1961-01-02) January 2, 1961 (age 56)
Nationality Nigerian
Political party All Progressive Congress
Spouse(s) Maryam Nafada
Relations Jabir Usman
Children Two
Residence Abuja, Gombe
Occupation Politician
Profession Accountant

Usman Bayero Nafada (born January 1961) is the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He is a People's Democratic Party (PDP) member and represents the Dukku/Nafada Federal Constituency of Gombe State.

Early life and education[edit]

Nafada was born in January 1961 in Gombe State to Bayero Nafada.[1]

He holds a Teacher’s Certificate from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State and degrees in accountancy from both ABU[1] and the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State.[2]

Political career[edit]

Nafada was a member of the Gombe House of Assembly for the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) from 1999 until 2003,[3] and held the post of Speaker starting in June of that term.[1] He was also previously the Assistant State Auditor of Gombe State.[2]

Nafada was elected to the national House of Representatives in 2003 as an ANPP candidate for Dukku/Nafada, but switched to PDP membership when his state began to vote that way. After the resignation of Babangida Nguroje amid the Patricia Etteh corruption scandal,[3] Friday Itulah of Edo State nominated Nafada to succeed Nguroje as Deputy Speaker. He was elected unopposed on November 2, 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Nkwazema, Stanley (2007-11-02). "Enter Nafada, the New Deputy". Thisday online. Leaders & Company. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Honourable Bayero Nafada". National Assembly of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  3. ^ a b Ukusanren, Tuoyo (2007-11-02). "The man Dimeji Bankole, new Speaker N-Assembly". Vanguard Online Edition. Vanguard Media Limited. Retrieved 2007-11-03.