Governor Badaru Abubakar

Governor Sule LamidoAlhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar was born in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Accountancy from the Ahmadu Bello University, and he is a Member of the National Institute (MNI). He also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos.

He served as an Auditor with the Audit Department of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Kano State, in 1987 and resigned in 1991 to establish his business outfit Talamiz Company. Talamiz Company was later incorporated as Talamiz Nigeria Limited, which later gave birth to subsidiaries such as Talamiz Motors, Talamiz Consumer Company, Talamiz Transport, Talamiz Commodities, Talamiz Properties, Talamiz Poultry and Farms, and Talamiz Petroleum. He is also the Chairman of Talamiz Oil Mill Limited, Socar Talamiz Limited, RMR shipping Bv, AML Bonded Terminal, ALUAFRIC Cairo and a Director of Sahih Nigeria Limited.

He is a Recipient of National Honour of the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) and Traditional Titles Holder of Sardauna of Ringim Emirate, and Wali of Jahun, all in Jigawa State.

Badaru Abubakar ran unsuccessfully for election on 26 April, 2011. But lost to Sule Lamido who polled 676,307 votes, with runner-up Badaru Abubakar of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) scoring 343,177 votes

In 2015 the Jigawa State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, was declared winner of the April 11 governorship election in the state. Announcing the results, Prof. James Ayatsa, said Alhaji Abubakar of APC scored 648,045 votes, while PDP candidate, Alhaji Aminu Ibrahim Ringim polled 479,447.









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