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Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Biography,Profile, history


Name: Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
Date of Birth:25 December 1949.
State of Origin:  Kano State.
Occupation:Politician
Political Office/Appointment:Deputy Governor Kano, 29 May 1999- 29 May 2013.and 29 May 2011 to 29 May 2015.
Governor Kano state elected 13 April 2015 took oath of office/sworn in on 29th May, 2015.

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is a Nigerian Politician of Nothern Origin. 

Umar Ganduje was born and raised in Ganduje Village in Dawakin Tofa Local government Area in Kano, Nigeria.

He attended Quranic and Islamiyya school in Ganduje Village before proceeding to Dawakin Tofa Primary school between 1956 to 1963. 

On completion of His primary Education, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had his secondary school education at Government secondary school Birnin Kudu between 1964 and 1968 before seating for his West Africa Examination Council (WAEC Exam).

As a lover of Educationa and Knowledge Ganduje went to study for Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) at Advance Teachers College in Kano from 1969 to 1972.

Umar Ganduje holds a Bachelors degree in Science Education from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State between 1972 to 1975.

Obtained Masters degree in Applied educational Psychology from Bayero University, Kano in 1979. In 1984/1985 He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for a masters degree in Public administration. His quest for more knowledge lead him to University of Ibadan, where he obtained a doctor of Public Administration from 1989 to 1993.


His first attempt in Politics started in 1979/1980 as Assistant Secretary to Kano State Goveernment while been a member of the Now defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN).

He latter became a member of former ruling Party in Nigeria,the Peoples Democratic party, under whose platform He became Deputy governor under Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso administration of 1999-2003 and 2011 to 2015.

In 2012 He was confirmed with National Honour of Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by Goodluck Jonathan Adminstration in september 2012.

In 2015 after the duration of Ibrahim Kwankwaso administration, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was chosen as the consensus candidate in the 2015 Governorship race by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he went on to win the Election as Governor of Kano state in April 11, 2015.




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