Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri born (October 27, 1967) is the current governor of Adamawa State. He was a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, and was appointed the Speaker of the House. He became the acting Governor of Adamawa State Nigeria, following the impeachment of admiral Murtala Nyako in July 2014, handing later to Bala James Ngilari after serving for three months.
Fintiri won the governorship election of Adamawa State that took place on the 9th of March 2019, however, the election was declared inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes was more than the margin between the winner and his close opponent. Umaru Fintiri was declared winner of the election in the early hours of Friday after having secured 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 336,386 votes.
Ahmadu Umaru Finitiri is a Muslim and is married to Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
|Name of School||Degree||Year|
|Central Primary School in Gulak||1975 – 1981|
|Government Day School in Gulak|
|Government Secondary School in Michika||1981 – 1986|
|University Of Maiduguri||History||1988-1992|
Most of his teachers, mentors and contemporaries know AUF as an outstanding Student and an athlete throughout his boyhood and adolescent years. After successfully running his private business enterprise, he was elected to represent Madagali Constituency in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.
He is the current governor of Adamawa State. He was a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, and was appointed the Speaker of the House. He became the acting Governor of Adamawa State Nigeria, following the impeachment of admiral Murtala Nyako in July 2014, handing later to Bala James Ngilari after serving for three months.
On March 9, 2019 he won Adamawa State Governorship Election and upon the completion of March 28, 2019 Adamawa State supplementary election, Ahmad was declared winner of the Election having polled 376,552 votes defeating the Incumbent governor Bindo Jibrilla of the All Progressive Congress who polled 336,386 votes.
He will be returning as the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) gubernatorial candidate to contest for a potential second term in office at the 2023 election
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s political philosophy is one based on Youth and Women inclusion in his administration
Awards & Honours
He won the 2022 Distinguished Award for Infrastructure Delivery in Nigeria, which was organised by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government.
Finitiri connected Michika and Madagali LGAs to the National Grid after experiencing perpetual darkness for more than eight years since the activities of Boko Haram insurgents took its toll on the area..
Construction of European Quarter Road in Hong Local Government 3.2 km, construction of Gulak Township Road in Madagali Local Government 6.6km, Construction of Jada Township Road 3.8km, Jada-Mbulo Road 0.4 km all in Jada Local Government as well as Michika Township Road 5.1km.
- He was reportedly caught on tape threatening a man For criticizing him