Mai Mala Buni Biography: Age, Family, Wives, First Wife & Net Worth

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Mai Mala Buni Biography

Mai Mala Buni was born on 19 November 1967, he is a Nigerian politician. He was born in Buni Yadi, Gujba local government area of Yobe state, North east Nigeria.

He is the current governor of Yobe State, Nigeria and the caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress.

He was elected governor during the 2019 Nigeria general elections under the All Progressives Congress (APC) party.

Before being elected governor, he was the national secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Mai Mala Buni Early Life

Mai Mala Buni was born on 19 November 1967, he is a Nigerian politician. He was born in Buni Yadi, Gujba local government area of Yobe state, North east Nigeria.


After completing his primary education, Mai Mala Buni gained admission into Government Secondary School Goniri in 1979 and obtained the West African Examination Council certificate in 1985.

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While in active politics, Buni enrolled as a part-time student at the Espam Formation University, Benin Republic where he obtained a B.Sc. Degree in International Relations in 2014. 

He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom.

Mai Mala Buni Political Career

Mai Mala Buni started his political journey in 1992 when he contested and won a councilor seat under the platform of National Republican Convention (NRC) party, to represent Buni ward in the Gujba Local government council. 

Mai Mala Buni was subsequently elected as the speaker of the council.

He became a senior legislative assistant in Nigeria’s National assembly in 2000, and in 2004, he was appointed Member, University of Uyo governing council.

In 2011, Buni joined the then ruling All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Yobe state and was appointed Special Adviser on Political Affairs and Legislative Matters to Yobe state Governor Ibrahim Gaidam. 

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In 2013 after the merger of the mega political parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni became the pro tem state secretary of the party in Yobe state and was subsequently elected the pioneer state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Yobe state.

In 2014, Mai Mala Buni became the first elected National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

It was that same regime of the party that ushered in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. 

His commitment to serving the party automatically earned him a second term as the national secretary in 2018.

While serving as APC national secretary and board Chairman of the Nigeria Shippers council, he was nominated, endorsed and elected as flag bearer of APC for the 2019 Yobe State gubernatorial election.

During the 2019 general elections, Hon. Mai Mala was elected as the fourth Executive Governor of Yobe state when he scored the highest votes of 444,013 to beat his opponent Alhaji Bello Iliya of the People Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 95, 703 only.

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In June 2020, the national working committee of All Progressive Congress (APC) party was dissolved and in its place, a new interim committee was inaugurated and is chaired by Hon. Mai Mala Buni will also serve as chairman of the party’s extraordinary convention committee.

The committee is saddled with the responsibility of steering the activities of the party for an initial period of six months and also to prepare and conduct the party’s extraordinary national convention.

During a national executive council meeting held at the state house Abuja on 8 December 2020, the tenure of the interim committee/extraordinary convention committee was extended for another six months.

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Personal Life

Mai Mala Buni is married to different wives, although the name of his Wives has not been revealed.

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Net Worth

Mai Mala Buni is a Nigerian politician. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $5 millions.

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