Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar is the former governor of Bauchi State, Nigeria. He began his career in the Civil Service where he rose through the ranks to become the Bauchi State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
Barrister Abubakar is married to Aisha Abubakar. The family is blessed with five children. He is an avid supporter of Manchester United Football Club.
|Jos Native Authority Primary School||Primary school certificate||1963 – 1968|
|Tudun Wada Primary School Kano||1969|
|Government College Kano (Rumfa College||WAEC||1970 – 1974|
|School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria||Predegree||1975 to 1978|
|Rivers State College of Science and Technology||Lecturer(NYSC)||1979-1980|
|Bauchi State civil service||Pupil State Counsel –
Head of Legal Drafting Department
|1981 – 1983|
|Ministry of Justice, Bauchi state||Senior State Counsel – Director of Public Prosecution||1984 – 1988|
11 December 1956
All Progressive Party (APC)
- He was appointed Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Bauchi state between 1990 and 1991 before the handing over to civilian regime. However, the civilian government re-appointed him as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Bauchi state from 1991 to 1993.When the military intervened again in 1993, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar went into private practice as Managing Partner of Fortuna Chambers. He became the Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, Bauchi State Branch from 1996 to 1998 and was elected Deputy National Secretary of the Democratic People’s Party in 1997. He was appointed Resident Electoral Commissioner of the INEC – The Independent National Electoral Commission and served in Kogi, Delta, Plateau and Rivers States between 1999 and 2003. In 2003, he was promoted to National Electoral Commissioner in charge of Legal Services and supervisor of Borno, Jigawa, and Yobe states. He retired from INEC in 2008 and went back to legal practice as Managing Partner of M A Abubakar & Co. (Fortuna Chambers). His law firm has offices in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Bauchi State.In June 2013 Barrister Mohammed Abubakar was appointed a member of the National Judicial Council, NJC, and on 11 April 2015 he was the elected Governor of Bauchi State, Nigeria on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).