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Ibrahim Shekarau Biography
Ibrahim Shekarau was born on 5 November 1955, was a former Nigerian minister of education and two-term Governor of Kano State in Nigeria.
He was elected in April 2003 and reelected in April 2007. He is a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
He was one of the candidates who aspired to become president in the Nigerian general elections of 2011.
Early Life and Education
Shekarau was born in the Kurmawa quarters of Kano, the son of a police officer.
He was educated at Gidan Makama Primary School (1961–1967), then at Kano Commercial College (1967–1973) and finally at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1973–1977) where he received a Degree in Mathematics/Education.
After finishing his Degree, he went into the civil service. Later on, he started his career as a Mathematics teacher at Government Technical College, Wudil in 1978.
Two years later he became Principal at Government Day Junior Secondary School, Wudil.
In 1980, he was transferred to Government Secondary School, Hadejia, then to Government College Birnin Kudu in 1986, then to Government Secondary School, Gwammaja and then to Rumfa College in March 1988, all as the school’s principal.
Shekarau became Deputy Director of Education in charge of Bichi Zonal Education Area in 1992.
One year later, he was promoted to Director Planning, Research and Statistics in the Ministry of Education.
Two years later, he became Director General (Permanent Secretary), Ministry of Education and Youth Development.
In January 1995, Shekarau was transferred to the Ministry of Water Resources, Rural and Community Development, then back to the Ministry of Education in January – May 1997 before he was asked to move to the General Service Directorate of the Cabinet Office, all as Permanent Secretary.
By February 2000, he was on the move again to Civil Service Commission, where he stayed for only four months before the civil service commission under Ado Gwaram Government sent him to the State College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies (CASRS) as Chief lecturer (Mathematics) at the Department of Physical Sciences, in May 2000.
Shekarau remained in this post for 17 months before he voluntarily retired from the services of Kano State Civil Service on 2 October 2001.
Some time after quitting his post as Chief Lecturer, he decided to work as a secretary to businessman Aminu Dantata.
He was employed under Dantata until he became a contender in Kano State’s 2003 gubernatorial elections.
In May 2022, Shekarau defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
Shekarau Social Media Handle
- Instagram: ibrahimshekarauofficial
- Twitter: @MallamShekarau
Shekarau Personal Life
Shekarau is a devout Muslim who has been married four times. He has been married to Zainab Shekarau, Halima Shekarau, Gaji Dantata, and Amina Shekarau. He has a large family, which includes Umm Kulsum.
Ibrahim Shekarau Net Worth
Ibrahim Shekarau is a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). He has an estimated net worth of $5 millions.