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Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu


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Nigeria Governors' Forum

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The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) Strategic Plans put together by the NGF Secretariat with the help of the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) Programme of the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (...more

Background Information

Employment History


Nasarawa State University


People's Democratic Party

Secretary, Board of Trustees

United Nigeria Congress Party


National Party of Nigeria


PDP Companies

Member of Board of Trustees

Bepco SA

Executive Secretary

National Movement

Pioneer Member

National Constitutional Conference


NTA Zone D

Board Member

National Agricultural Foundation of Nigeria

Chairman, Board of Trustees



State's Pilgrims Board


National Governor's

Member of the Ruling People's Democratic Party and Chairman

Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board

Executive Secretary


Law Degree

University of Jos

Ms Hannatu Chollom

National Diploma

Building and Civil Engineering

doctorate degrees

field of education

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Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, Chairman, NGF (1999-2004) [cached]

Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, Chairman, NGF (1999-2004)
His Excellency, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu was born on July 23, 1946. His early education began in Senior Primary School Keffi before proceeding to Government Secondary School, Makurdi from 1960 to 1962. He then proceeded to Government Technical College, Bukuru from 1962 to 1965 and Kaduna Polytechnic from 1965 to 1968. He returned to Kaduna Polytechnic for a Higher National Diploma in June 1971. In 1992, he obtained an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Jos and was called to the Bar as a solicitor and Advocate of Supreme Court of Nigeria in December 1993. Adamu began his political career in 1977, and was elected to the Constituent Assembly, which drafted the constitution for Nigeria's short-lived Second Republic. He was a pioneer member of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) and was the first Secretary-General of the NPN in Plateau State from December 1978, and chairman of the NPN in Plateau State from 1982 to 1983. He was appointed to the National Constitutional Conference by General Sani Abacha's administration in 1994. In March 1995, Adamu was appointed a Minister of State of Works and Housing ministry, holding this position until November 1997. When the ban on political activities was lifted in 1997, he joined the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP). In 1998, Adamu became a founding member of People's Democratic Party (PDP). In the 1999 elections, Abdullahi Adamu ran successfully for the position of Governor of Nasarawa State under the platform of the People's Democratic Party. He was re-elected in April 2003 for a second term in office. At the formation of the Nigeria Governors' Forum in 1999, his colleagues unanimously elected him as the pioneer Chairman and served from 1999 to 2004. After the end of his two-term as Governor, Adamu became Secretary, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the PDP. In the 2011, he was elected to the Senate to represent Nasarawa West district. He was again reelected in 2015 under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The Keffi country home of Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, north central Nigeria, was a beehive of activities on May 30, a day declared by the Federal Government as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria's Democracy Day (the actual Democracy Day, May 29, fell on a Sunday).
Within and outside his deluxe courtyard, contractors, consultants, village kinsmen, state government officials, as well as enterprising young men and women gathered in groups waiting for their turn to see the governor. The visitors had nothing to do with any social or state engagement but were there to solicit for one executive favour or the other, business deal or to simply engage in normal consultations. It would have been understandable to find such crowd at the Government House, Lafia, but certainly not at the governor's private residence in Keffi on a day Nigerians were supposed to rest. The puzzle however was not so much about the crowd but how Governor Adamu could have attended to every one of them without breaking down. But then the energetic governor is well acknowledged as a master of the game and has been at it in the last six years. Without discrimination and with a large appetite for accommodating every shade of visitors, provided they have the patience to wait for their turn, Adamu attends to all with equal attention. This is obviously a rare quality with most politicians but a virtue with proven leaders. Part of this enviable trait in Adamu could be traced to his fervent belief in a democratic system that should be able to address issues that would improve the lot of the citizens. For him everybody counts in democratic politics and so he never hesitates to personally attend to all who come to him. "It is a lesson this generation of political leaders in our country can only ignore at their own political peril," Adamu once stated in his welcome address to Bill Clinton, former President of the United States, who visited Nasarawa and some other parts of Nigeria shortly before leaving office in 2001. Doing this is seemingly easy for Adamu, thanks to his guiding principles - service and humility. Says the governor: "If you want people to identify with you, you do what you think is good and keep going. Someday, somewhere, somebody will identify the fact that there is somebody here but again, one is not taught to blow his own trumpet. When you combine these two things - service and humility - the chances are that people will appreciate you and would see a partner with whom to do business, especially one they can trust and relate with." So far it has worked for him and fired with the vision to leave a lasting legacy in Nasarawa State, Adamu has made tremendous strides albeit with limited resources. "We have launched a scheme to boost primary school enrolment throughout the state," Adamu says. Governor Adamu shows similar commitment to potable water supply. He has employed solar-powered technology to provide potable water to the various communities. A democrat to the core, Adamu is also a nationalist and a patriot who is deeply committed to the indivisibility of Nigeria. On occasions when he is called upon to make a speech, he shows a profound grasp of politics in Nigeria and is ever ready to share his views with like minds. As it is common with visionary leaders, those who should know better sometimes misconstrue his views. The first two years of Obasanjo's government, which witnessed a steady flow of complaints from northerners, saw Adamu at his loyal best. Not many would agree with him but, then, Governor Adamu is not one to call a spade by another name just to be popular. And who says he is not popular? Aside from Adamu's commitment to service and humility, his detribalised nature, deep humanity and breadth of vision tend to inspire widespread confidence beyond the borders of Nasarawa State. Adamu is widely respected among his fellow governors, who elected him chairman of the Governors Forum, a position in which he acquitted himself well till the end of his tenure. He also enjoys very close relations with President Obasanjo. Only recently, Adamu was conferred with the highly regarded title of Aare Obateru of the Source by His Royal Highness, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubushe II of Ile-Ife, Osun State, in the southwest. That, though, wasn't the first time Adamu was receiving such an honour from a traditional ruler.

NationalNews [cached]

A source said one of the options on the cards of President Obasanjo is the Governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Abdullai Adamu.As the chairman of the Governors' Forum, Adamu it was who mobilised support for Obasanjo during his bumpy quest for his party's presidential ticket.Adamu worked in tandem with Chief Tony Anenih to contain the threat posed by Obasanjo's traducers.

Welcome to Freedom and Justice International Inc. [cached]

Abdullahi Adamu, governor of Nasarawa, and chairman of the Governors' Forum, had warned that the issue was beyond party matters and "should be treated as a treasonable offence."

Vanguard - Headlines : Reps ask Chevron to pay $492m evaded tax [cached]

Governor of Nasarawa State and Chairman of the Northern Governor's Forum, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, who led board members and management of the NNDC, said on the occasion that history hadf been made that oil exploration was at last possible in the North.

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