Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu was born in Minna, Nigeria on November 12, 1995. Babangida Aliyu is a senior civil servant who was elected governor of Niger State, Nigeria in April 2007. He was reelected on 26 April 2011.
In the March 2015 during the presidential and Senate elections, Gov Aliyu failed in his senate race against David Umaru of the All Progressives Congress, who obtained 149,443 as against 46,459 votes for the governor.
Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu is married to Hajiya Jumai Aliyu, they are happily married with 6 children.
|Central Primary school, kuta, Minna and sultan primary school, Sokoto.||First Leaving School Certificate|
|College of Art & Arabic studies, Sokoto||N.C.E||1974 – 1977|
|Bayero University, Kano||B.A in Education||1983|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||PhD in public and international affairs||1985|
He joined the Federal Public Service as Acting Chief Political Affairs Officer in May, 1990. He subsequently held posts in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Federation and the National Council on Intergovernmental Relations.
From 1996 until April 1999 he was Director (Maritime Services) in the Ministry of Transportation.
In 1999, he was appointed Federal Permanent Secretary and Chief Operating/Accounting Officer, and later served in a number of senior positions in different Federal civil service departments until 2007, when he re-entered politics.
Minna, Niger State Nigeria
12 November 1955
Governor, Niger State
Governor of Niger State
- Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu was elected governor of Niger State in April 2007, running on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform. His election was disputed by Jibrin Bala Guna Alhassan, a rival candidate for the PDP nomination, but the suit was rejected by the Federal High Court in Abuja in December 2007.
- At a December 2008 symposium on poverty eradication in Northern states, Babangida Aliyu said the traditional rulers, particularly in the Northern region, were “corrupt, support corruption and have lost the respect and moral authority to correct their subjects.”
- Speaking in October 2009 at a convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Aliyu said that over 90 percent of Nigerian politicians have criminal intentions, spending huge amounts to gain office for their own benefit rather than to serve the public.
- Babangida Aliyu was reelected on 26 April 2011.
- At a meeting of the Northern Governor’s Forum in Abuja, Aliyu as chairman “welcomed the US government’s offer of military assistance” to locate the schoolgirls missing in the Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping.
Awards & Honours
- Aliyu established up a Debt Verification Committee to look into a flood of claims for unpaid bills for the contracts awarded by his predecessors.
In 2017 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought forward a case prosecuting Babangida Aliyu, and two others, Tanko Beji and Umar Nasko, for criminal breach of trust and the diversion of N2 billion (Two Billion Naira) ecological funds for election campaigns. The case remains ongoing as of this year.