Getting to know the Richest Men In Borno State is one of the missions men do in order to stay informed about what is going on around them.
List Of Top 10 Richest Men In Borno State:
- Mohammed Indimi
- Yahaya Adamu
- Zaynab Alkali
- Tukur Yusuf Buratai
- Mohammed Daggash
- Daniel K Daniel
- Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo
- Afakriya Gadzama
- Mohammed Abba Gana
- IBM Haruna
This essay focuses on the richest men in Borno state.
1. Mohammed Indimi
In 1990, Mohammed Indimi established Oriental Energy Resources Limited, a privately held oil exploration and production company. Despite common assumption, Indimi, the richest man in Borno State, is not an overnight success story. Indimi’s economic activities began with cashing in on small firms here and there, despite his fame in the oil and gas industry.
2. Yahaya Adamu
Yahaya Adamu, born on July 17, 1993, is a Nigerian footballer. He was born in Kaduna and currently plays for Iraq’s top division, the Iraqi Premier League, for Naft Al-Janoob SC.
3. Zaynab Alkali
Alkali was born in the village of Tura-Wazila in Borno State in 1950. She graduated with honors from Bayero University Kano in 1973. She earned a Ph.D. in African Studies from the same university and went on to become the principal of Shekara Girls’ Boarding School.
She afterwards worked as an English lecturer at two Nigerian universities. She married Mohammed Nur Alkali, a former vice-chancellor of Maiduguri University, and they had six children.
She worked her way through the ranks of Nasarawa State University’s arts faculty, where she taught creative writing. She is credited as being Northern Nigeria’s first female novelist.
4. Tukur Yusuf Buratai
Tukur Yusuf Buratai, a retired Nigerian Army Lieutenant General and former Chief of Army Staff (appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2015), is one of Borno State’s richest persons. Since joining the Nigerian Army in 1983, he has handled a number of command, administrative, and instructional responsibilities.
5. Mohammed Daggash
Mohammed Sanusi Daggash is a Nigerian architect and economist who was elected to the Federal House of Representatives in 1999 and eventually became the Borno North Senator (Borno State). President Umaru Yar’Adua appointed him Minister of the Nigerian National Planning Commission in July 2007, however he was relieved of his responsibilities in October 2008. In April 2010, Acting President Goodluck Jonathan reappointed him as Minister of Works.
6. Daniel K Daniel
Mohammed Sanusi Daggash is a Nigerian architect and economist who was elected to the Federal House of Representatives in 1999 and then became the Senator for Borno North (Borno State) in 2003.
President Umaru Yar’Adua appointed him to the Nigerian National Planning Commission in July 2007, but he was removed in October 2008. In April 2010, Acting President Goodluck Jonathan reappointed him to the office of Minister of Works.
7. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo
Dankwmbo was born on April 4, 1962, in Herwagana Gombe. Ahmadu Bello University awarded him a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1985.
In 1992, he received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Lagos, and in 2003, he received a doctorate in accounting from Igbinedion University.
He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1985 and served at the Central Bank of Nigeria from 1988 until 1999. He then rose to the position of Accountant General of Gombe State, which he held until 2005.
He was appointed Accountant-General of the Federation on April 20, 2005. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Central Bank. He held this office until January 2011, when he quit to run for Governor of Gombe State.
8. Afakriya Gadzama
Afakriya Aduwa Gadzama was born on November 22, 1953, in Lassa, Borno State, Nigeria. From 1968 until 1972, he attended Zaria’s renowned Barewa College, and afterwards the Zaria School of Basic Studies.
Later, he graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria with a bachelor’s degree in political science (1977). In 2001, Gadzama participated in the Senior Executive Course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Jos.
9. Mohammed Abba Gana
Gana was born in Damboa in 1943 and is today one of Borno State’s wealthiest men. He attended Yelwa Boarding Senior Primary School in Maiduguri (1956-1958), Zaria’s Government College, now Barewa College (1959-1963), and Okene-Provincial Secondary School (1959-1963). From 1966 to 1969, he studied electrical engineering at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
He worked for the North-Eastern State Ministry of Works and Housing as an executive engineer. Borno State Commissioner for Works and Housing was appointed in October 1979 by the administration of Borno State led by Governor Mohammed Goni of the Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP). He was the GNPP’s gubernatorial candidate in Borno State in 1983.
He was a member of the National Electric Power Authority’s board of directors for many years (NEPA)
10. IBM Haruna
Ibrahim Bata Malgwi Haruna was born on July 24, 1940, in Maiduguri, Borno State.
He was one of the first 30 recruits recruited into the Boys Company in 1954. (later renamed the Nigerian Military School). Their unit was known as the “First Platoon.” IBM In 1958, Haruna went to the Regular Officers’ Special Training School in Teshi, Ghana, and subsequently to the Mons Officers’ Cadet School in Aldershot, England (1959).
After graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom as a member of RMA 27, he was commissioned into the Nigerian Army in 1961.