Abba Kabir Yusuf Biography, Age, Career, Networth, Spouse, Education

Abba Kabir Yusuf
Commissioner of Works, Housing and Transport Kano State.
In office
Personal details
Born 5 January 1963 (age 60)
Gaya, Northern Region, Nigeria (now Kano State, Nigeria)
Political party New Nigerian People Party NNPP People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria)
Residence(s) Kano, Nigeria
Alma mater Kaduna Polytechnic
Bayero University Kano
Federal Polytechnic, Mubi
Occupation Politician and Engineer
Profession Administrator

Abba Kabir Yusuf also known as Abba (born 5 January 1963) is a Nigerian politician who contested the 2019 election for Governor of Kano State under the People’s Democratic Party. He is the son-in-law of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Abba served in the Executive Council of Kano State from 2011 to 2015.


Abba ibn Muhammadu Kabir ibn Danmakwayon Kano Yusuf ibn Muhammad Bashir ibn Galadiman Kano Yusuf ibn Sarkin Kano Abdullahi Maje Karofi ibn Sarkin Kano Ibrahim Dabo is from the Sullubawa part of Genawa Clan of the Fulani, on the maternal side he is related to Walin Zazzau Sheikh Umarul Wali ibn Galadiman Zazzau Malam Ahmadu, his paternal grandmother Zainab ibna Malam Saidu Limamin Huggalawa is from the family of Limamin Huggalawa in Bichi, his maternal grandmother Khadijat Naja’atu is related to Gwani Mukhtar who was the leader of the Fulani Jihad in the Kanem-Bornu Empire.


Abba was born in the Gaya local government area of Kano State, Nigeria. He went to Sumaila primary school and later to Government Secondary school Lautai, Gumel Local Government Area (now Jigawa State), where he graduated with First School Leaving Certificate in 1980. Later on, he got admitted into Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, where he obtained his national diploma in civil engineering in 1985.

He later obtained a higher national diploma in civil engineering, and a certificate and specialization on water resources/environmental engineering in 1989 from Kaduna Polytechnic, he did his National Youth Service Corps at Kaduna Environmental Protection Agency from 1989 to 1990. He is also a holder of a postgraduate diploma in management and obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Bayero University Kano.

Political career

Abba was the formal Commissioner of the Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport (Kano State), Abba contested in the 2019 gubernatorial election held in 2019, and he was defeated by the current governor of Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Abba took the case to court to claim himself as the rightfully elected governor, after all, the court dismissed the case.


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