Babagana Umara Zulum (born August 25, 1969) is a Nigerian professor and politician. He was elected as the governor of Borno State in the governorship election of March 9, 2019 under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He was sworn in as governor of Borno State on May 29, 2019.
Babagana Umaru Zulum is a Muslim and is married to Dr. Falmata Babagana Umara Zulum.
|Name of School||Degree||Year|
|Mafa Primary School,||1975-1980|
|Government Secondary School in Monguno||1980-1985|
|University Of Maiduguri||Agriculture Engineering|
|University Of Ibadan||Agriculture Engineering(MSc)||1997-1998|
Babagana’s first appointment was in 1989 with Borno State Civil Service as an Assistant Technical Officer in the State’s Ministry of Agriculture. In 1990, Babagana moved into Borno State Unified Local Government Service as Senior Field Overseer and later Principal Water Engineer. In 2000, he took up an appointment with the University of Maiduguri as an assistant Lecturer where he rose to the rank of Professor. Babagana was Deputy Dean and Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering in 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2011, Babagana Umara was appointed the Rector of Ramat Polytechnic. Meanwhile, he retained his teaching position in the University of Maiduguri. In 2015, he was made Commissioner of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement by Governor Kashim Shetima of Borno State, a position he held till 2018.
Borno State, Nigeria
August 25, 1969
All Progressives Congress
On October 1, 2018, he won the gubernatorial primaries of the All Progressive Congress for Borno State. Professor Babagana was elected to the Office of the Governor of Borno State at the 2019 governorship election held on March 9, 2019 with 1175440 votes.
Babagana Umara Zulum’s political philosophy is one based on servant-leadership style.
Awards & Honours
Governor Zulum’s administration constructed 6,544 sub-urban and low-cost houses in 12 Local Government Areas of the state for resettlement of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees.
37 new primary healthcare centers in 17 LGs.
30 new and rehabilitated roads/Borno’s first flyover
- Zulum’s convoy was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on July 29, 2020 on Maiduguri-Damaturu highway. Five people were killed including three policemen.