Abubakar Bukola Saraki is the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, elected in 2015. He is also the Chairman of the National Assembly. Prior to this, he was the Governor of Kwara State from 2003-2011. At the end of his time as a governor in 2011, he got elected into the senate as a representative of Kwara Central Senatorial district.
Born in December 19, 1962 to the family of Olusola and Florence Saraki. Bukola Saraki is a Christian who is married to Mrs Toyin Saraki (Nee Ojora) with two children.
|Name Of School||Degree||Year|
|Corona School, Victoria Island, Lagos||Primary SChool Certificate||1972|
|Kings College Lagos||WASSCE||1978|
|Cheltenham College||High School Certificate||1981|
|London Hospital Medical college, University of London||MBBS||1987|
|Name Of Company||Position||Year|
|Rush Green Hospital, Essex||Medical officer||1988|
|Societe Generale Bank||Executive Director||1990|
|Nigerian Presidency||Special Assistant||2000|
19 December 1962
All Progressive Congress (APC)
Governor of Kwara State
Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Chairman Presidential Committee (2000-2001).
Chairman Nigeria Governors Forum (2007).
Chairman PDP Governors Forum.
Governor of Kwara State under the People’s Democratic Party (2003-2011).
Leadership Council of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (2012).
Nigeria’s Senate President (2015 ).
Blunt style of leadership.
Awards & Honours
Thisday Newspaper Best Governor of the year 2004
Harvard Business School- Africa Club Award 2005
Kenneth Kaunda Foundation Best Governor in Africa 2006
Osun State Broadcasting Corporation Man of the Year 2006
Compass Newspaper Outstanding Governor on Energy 2009
Institute of Chartered Accountants Award of Excellence 2010
Nigerian Bar Association Award of Excellence 2010
Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) 2010
Saraki was made the Turaki of the Fula Emirate of Ilorin
Outstanding Leadership Award by the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed on 27 May 2017
Power generation and electricity: Saraki re-energised the Ganmo Power Station at Ilorin.
Primary health care.
Agriculture and farming: Development of the Shonga Farms programme
- Bukola Saraki was the first Senate President in Nigeria to be issued arrest warrants in September 18, 2015
- His name was in the list of politicians named in “Paradise Papers” allegations in November 2017.
- Bukola Saraki and some of his aides were allegedly indicted by EFCC for laundering up to N3.5 billion from the Paris Club Loan Refund.