Bindo Umaru Jibrilla is the former Governor of Adamawa state. Prior to the governorship election in 2015, Umaru Jibrilla was a Nigerian businessman who became the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the April 2011 Senatorial election for the Adamawa North district and went on to be elected to the national senate. His candidature was unsuccessfully disputed by the incumbent Senator Mohammed Mana. He then became the governor of Adamawa after defeating Nuhu Ribadu and Markus Gundiri in the April governorship polls.
Bindo Jibrilla is the eldest son of Alhaji Umar Jibrilla, a businessman. Bindow’s father named him “Bindowo” which means writer because of his passion and love for education and learning. He is married to Hajiya Maryam Bindo, the First Lady of the state and they are blessed with children. Bindow is a well-travelled man and has visited all major countries in Europe, America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa
|S/N||Name of School||Degree||Year|
|1||Mubi 1 Primary School||Primary Education||1971 – 1978|
|2||Government Science secondary School Hong||Secondary School Education||1978 -1981|
|3.||Government Secondary School Mangu, Plateau State||GCE||1981|
|4.||City College of Higher Education, London||Certificate in Business Studies||1984 -1985|
|5.||City College of Higher Education, London||Diploma in Business Studies||1985|
|S/N||Name of Company||Position||Year|
|1||Highland Bank Of Nigeria||Director|
|2||Jimpex Energy service Limited||Executive Director|
|3||Jimpex International and Pinnacle Automations Limited||Chairman|
|4.||Bindow vegetable oil Industries, Bindowo Agro-Allied Limited, Bindo Soap and Bindo Aluminum Industries||Founder/Owner|
16 June 1963
All Progressive Congress
- Being the former elected Governor of Adamawa State may be the highest political office won by Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla, but it is not his entry point into politics. He was a Gubernatorial Aspirant as far back as 2003 under the then National Democratic Party. In the year 2011, he was elected Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Adamawa North Senatorial District. At the Senate, he was both active and visible as the Vice-Chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Defence and Army. He was elected into the sub-regional parliament for the West African sub-region (ECOWAS). As a member of the ECOWAS Parliament he was also made Vice-Chairman Committee on Health.
Awards & Honours
Sardauna Mubi of Mubi
Construction of 48 roads across Yola district capital.
In the January 2011 PDP primaries for the Adamawa North Senatorial race, Jibrilla Bindo got 626 votes, Mohammed Mana was second with 474 votes, Zira Maigadi secured 162 votes, while Terry Vahyla got 21. Another incumbent Senator, Grace Bent of Adamawa South, was also defeated. On 7 February 2011, after the deadline for the parties to change their candidate lists had passed, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published a list showing Jibrilla as PDP candidate for Adamawa North.