Buruji Kashamu (19 May 1958 – 8 August 2020) was a Nigerian politician, who served as a Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District. He was a multi-billionaire businessman, industrialist, Chairman/Chief Executive of Kasmal Group of Companies, an indigenous conglomerate with interests in hospitality, property, oil and gas, automobile and investment services. He was also the Chairman of the Group Kasmal SAL in Republic of Benin. He was known in the social circles as “Eso Jinadu”. He had about 76% share capital in the ultra-modern cotton ginnery in the Republic of Benin
He is married to Mrs. Susan Kashamu with children.
|1.||First School Leaving Certificate||Ansarudeen Primary School, Ijebu Igbo||1972|
|St. John Modern School, Lagos.|
|2.||High School Certificate||Igbobi College (evening classes)|
|3.||Business Management||Pitman College, London|
|4.||Diploma in English||Executive Diploma in English Language at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba,||2001|
|1.||Attendant||Lolas Lodge near Tejuosho, Yaba,|
|2.||Licensing agent – motor vehicle registration and documentation||Yaba Local Government Area of Lagos State||1978|
|Sole agent||Sanyong and Daewoo motors
in West Africa.
Ijebu Igbo,Ogun state
19 May 1958
People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria) PDP in Ogun State.
Chairman, Organization and Mobilization Committee of the PDP in the South West zone of Nigeria.
Vice-Chairman at States and Local Government Committee (Senate) 2015 – 2019.
Ogun East Senator on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria) 2015 – 2019.
Awards & Honours
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Humanities by the prestigious University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States in 2014.
NANS Golden Man of the Year 2015.
Construction of one block of three classrooms, office and VIP toilet at Ansar deen High School, Ijebu-Isiwo.
Construction of one block of three classrooms, office and furniture at Japara High School, Ijebu Igbo.
Construction of one block of three classrooms with VIP toilet at Idomila, Ijebu Ode.
Construction of one block of three classrooms, office, furniture with VIP toilet at Ansar deen Primary School, Irolu-Remo.
Distribution of 40 wheelchairs, 150 sewing machines, 160 grinding machines, 40 motorcycles and 120 generators across Ogun East Senatorial District as part of Senator Buruji Kashamu’s constituency projects/empowerment initiatives.
He sponsored the following bills:
The Mental Health Bill
The FRSC Act Amendment Bill
The National Security Tax Fund Bill, and
The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) Act Amendment Bill.
- SaharaReporters investigations showed that Mr. Kashamu cooked a series of academic qualifications to mask his sparse education background to con the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in accepting that he was qualified to run.He was roped in a case of mistaken identity with National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.He has also been previously charged with drug trafficking and Money Laundering.