Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi is a Nigerian politician who is currently representing the Kebbi North Senatorial District, on the platform of People’s Democratic Party. He was initially elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. He is also the former Senate Majority Leader of the 9th National Assembly. He served in the Federal Civil Service as a Director and Permanent Secretary for a decade. By profession, he is an associate professor.
Born on 10th December 1950, in Argungu, Kebbi State.
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State||Ph.D Rural Sociology||1983|
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State||B.Sc Social Sciences|
|School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State||1970-1971|
|Nagarta College, Sokoto State||West African Senior Secondary Certificate||1965-1969|
|Dankoji Primary School, Argungu, Kebbi State||First School Leaving Certificate||1959-1964|
|Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs||Permanent Secretary||2008-2010|
|National Agricultural Land Development Authority||Director||1992-2000|
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State||Head of Department, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology||1987-1990|
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State||Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture||1976-1990|
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State||Assistant Research Fellow||1976-1978|
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State||Graduate Assistant, Institute of Agricultural Research||1976|
|University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos State||Honorary Research Fellow, Medical Social Work||1974-1975|
Argungu, Kebbi State.
10th December 1950
All Progressives Congress
Senate Majority Leader(2019-2023)
Senator, Kebbi North (since 2015)
Abdullahi contested in the 2015 elections for the Kebbi North Senatorial seat, on the platform of All Progressives Congress. He emerged the winner and was also re-elected into office in 2019.
In 2019, he was announced the Senate Majority Leader of the 9th National Assembly. He serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Privatisation and is a member of several other committees. His legislative interests include agriculture, public service and national economy.
On 8 June 2022, he officially left the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party, resigning from his position as Senate majority leader to recontest his present seat at the Senate.
Awards & Honours
- 2021 Best and Most Recognised Senator of the Decade by the Northern Achievers International Magazine
- 2021 Good Governance Award by the Northern Achievers International Magazine
- 2008 National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)
- 2006 Federal Civil Service Merit Award ( Director Category)