List Of Top 10 Richest Men In Bauchi State:
- Sadique Abubakar
- Adamu Adamu
- Abdulkadir Ahmed
- Yayale Ahmed
- Musa Babayo
- Maikanti Baru
- Yakubu Dogara
- Lawal Yahaya Gumau
- Dauda Halliru Jika
- Bala Mohammed
In this post, I have included not only the richest men in Bauchi state, but also thorough information on these individuals, as well as their wealth ranking.
1. Sadique Abubakar
Sadique Abubakar was born on April 8, 1960, in the Bauchi State village of Azare. From 1967 to 1973, he attended St Paul’s Basic School in Bauchi for elementary school and Government Senior School in Bauchi for high school. Abubakar joined the Nigerian Air Force as a Cadet Military Training Course (CMTC 5) member in November 1979.
Abubakar has a diploma in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science (second class upper division). He also holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan.
Abubakar has a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Helicopters with Instrument Rating and has flown the Bulldog, Piper Warrior, Enstrom, Bell 206, BO-105, Mi-35P, and Mi-17.
2. Adamu Adamu
After graduating, Adamu worked briefly as an accountant in Bauchi State before pursuing a career in media. He began his journalistic career as a public analyst and writer on a variety of themes and subjects, and he finally landed his first job with the New Nigerian Newspapers in 1984 as a Special Correspondent and member of the editorial board of the New Nigerian group of newspapers. He rose through the ranks to become the New Nigerian’s Deputy Editor and Chairman of the Group Editorial Board. – Richest Men In Bauchi State
Adamu has also contributed to a number of news websites, including Crescent International in Canada, as a back-page writer [Friday Column]. Adamu also served as a Special Assistant to General Muhammadu Buhari, the then-head of the Petroleum [Special] Trust Fund, PTF. Before being named minister in 2015, he was the secretary and a member of Muhammadu Buhari’s APC Presidential Transition Committee. He is now thought to be the second richest man in Bauchi State.
3. Abdulkadir Ahmed
Ahmed was born on October 31, 1940, in Jama’are, Bauchi State. In 1955, he enrolled at Zaria’s Barewa College. He joined the New Nigerian Development Company in January 1960. Ahmed enrolled at the University of Ife in 1961. He graduated from South West London College in 1972. Ahmed served as Bauchi state’s Commissioner of Finance from March 1976 to June 1977. He was appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1977.
Before becoming Commissioner of Finance, Ahmed was an executive at Northern Nigeria Development Company (NNDC), where he served on the boards of subsidiaries such as Arewa Textiles Mills, Northern Nigeria Textiles Mills, Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, and Arewa Hotels. He joined the NNDC in 1960 and received funding for training in Nigeria and abroad. He was the local accountant for the group until 1974, when he was elevated to financial controller. – Richest Men In Bauchi State
Ahmed has fellowships with both the Institute of Chartered and Certified Accountants and the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
4. Yayale Ahmed
Alhaji Ahmed, one of Bauchi’s richest residents, is a capable public administrator who has served in high-level government positions with distinction. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria with a Bachelor of Political Science and a Master of Public Administration.
In addition, he has honorary degrees in law and letters from the University of Abuja and Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. In 2000, he was designated Federation Head of Service; in 2007, he was named Defence Minister; and in 2008, he was named Federation Secretary to the Government.
5. Musa Babayo
Musa grew raised in Bauchi state’s Azare, Katagum local government. He attended Nasarawa West Primary School in Azare from 1965 to 1972, and Katagum Government Secondary School in Azare from 1972 to 1976. He continued his education at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in administration, banking, and finance.
He attended Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom in June 1993 for a Senior Bankers course, and the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in the United Kingdom in 1984 for a master’s degree in management and technology. In 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.
6. Maikanti Baru
Baru worked at the Jos Steel Rolling Company from 1988 to 1991 before moving to serve as an Engineering Manager for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. From 1997 to 1999, he was general manager of the Gas Development Division, and in 1999, he was executive director of operations for Nigeria Gas Company (NGC). He was the Chief Technical Negotiator for the West African Gas Pipeline project from 1999 to 2004.
He also worked with National Petroleum Investment Management Services as a GGM. He used to be the General Manager of Liquefied Natural Gas. Baru was appointed as NNPC’s 18th Group Managing Director on July 4, 2016. Mele Kyari succeeded him on July 7, 2019, at the obligatory retirement age of 60. Baru died on Friday, May 29, 2020, of an undisclosed illness. – Richest Men In Bauchi State
7. Yakubu Dogara
Yakubu Dogara was born on December 26, 1967, to Yakubu Ganawuri and Saratu Yakubu. Dogara is one of Bauchi State’s wealthiest persons. He began his education in 1976 at Gwarangah Primary School in Bauchi’s erstwhile Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area. He attended Bauchi Teachers’ College for secondary teaching after graduating in 1982, getting a Grade II Teachers’ Certificate in 1987. He transferred to the University of Jos in Plateau State in 1988 and graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons.) degree in 1992.
From 1992 to 1993, Dogara attended the Nigerian Law School’s Lagos campus and was admitted to the bar in 1993. Later, he received a Master’s (LLM) in International Commercial Law from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Dogara also did a course on Managing and Leading Strategic Change in 2006, a negotiation course at Oxford University in 2013, and a crisis leadership course at Harvard Kennedy School in 2014. He completed a transformative leadership course at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom after becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives in October 2016.
8. Lawal Yahaya Gumau
Lawal Yahaya Gumau (born August 26, 1968) is a Nigerian politician and the Senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial District. Gumau represented the Toro Constituency in the House of Representatives for two terms before becoming a senator. In a 2018 by-election following the death of Senator Malam Wakili, he received 119,489 votes, surpassing his closest challenger, Ladan Salihu of the People’s Democratic Party, who received 50,256 votes. He is a philanthropist who has contributed to give young people with employment and education.
9. Dauda Halliru Jika
Jika Dauda Haliru was born in 1976 in the Nigerian state of Bauchi. He is both a politician and a wealthy businessman from Bauchi. He was the Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly before becoming a senator for Bauchi Central. Dokagi is his alias. – Richest Men In Bauchi State
10. Bala Mohammed
Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed is the Governor of Bauchi State in Nigeria. Prior to becoming governor of Bauchi State, he served as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2010 to 2015, and as a Senator representing Bauchi State from 2007 to 2010.