Engineer Abdullahi Sule
|Governor of Nasarawa State|
|Preceded by||Umaru Tanko Al-Makura|
|Deputy||Dr. Emmanuel Akabe|
|Born||December 26, 1959
Gudi Station, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
|Political party||All Progressive Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Hajiya Silifa, Hajiya Farida|
|Parent(s)||Alhaji Sule(Father), Hajiya Hauwa Sule(Mother)|
|Alma mater||Roman Catholic Mission (1968), Zang Commercial Secondary School (1974), Government Technical College, Bukuru (1977), Plateau State Polytechnic (1980), Indiana University (1980–1984).|
|Occupation||Businessman, Engineer, Politician|
Abdullahi Audu Sule (born December 26, 1959) is a Nigerian engineer, businessman, and politician who is the Governor of Nasarawa State. He was elected the Governor of Nasarawa State in the 2019 Governorship election under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Early life and education
He was born on December 26, 1959, in Gudi Station, Akwanga-West Development Area of Nasarawa State. His early schooling was at Roman Catholic Mission (RMC) Primary School, Gudi Station in 1968. He then enrolled in Zang Secondary School in 1974 and later Government Technical College, Bukuru in 1977. After his secondary education, he went to Plateau State Polytechnic, in Barkin Ladi in 1980. He then left Nigeria on a scholarship to study at Indiana University, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Technology and a master’s degree in Industrial Technology.
Returning to Nigeria in 1985, Sule served as a youth corps member with Plateau Utilities Board. He later joined the Jos Steel Rolling Mill in 1985 as a Production Engineer. Returning to the United States in 1989, he worked for several companies (Lancer Corporation, OEM component, and Osyka Corporation among others) before returning to Nigeria in 2000. On his return to Nigeria, he co-founded Sadiq Petroleum Nigeria Limited in Lagos and was made the managing director/CEO. Under his leadership, the company won a bid to acquire African Petroleum (AP) Plc and he became the CEO of AP in 2001.
On June 21, prior to his gubernatorial ambition in 2018, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. announced Abdullahi Sule as the substantive Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Company.
He won the gubernatorial primaries for Nasarawa State of the All Progressive Congress on October 1, 2018.
On March 10, 2019, Engineer Abdullahi Sule was declared as the Governor-elect of Nasarawa State at the 2019 Nasarawa gubernatorial election which was held on March 9, 2019. He was sworn in as governor of Nasarawa State on May 29, 2019.
Death of Son
According to the report, the deceased died at the official residence of the governor, Government House Lafia, after a brief illness.
As of the time of filling this report, it is not clear what led to Hassan’s death.
He was said to be in good health condition and was seen in a public function the day he passed away, a source in the Government House, Lafia told BusinessDay.
Meanwhile, the statement said, the late Hassan will be laid to rest in Gudi, Akwanga Local Government Area on Friday at 10 am.
He is a very influential politician and businessman, he is estimated to be worth anywhere between $5b – $ 11 billion
- Muhammad, Ibraheem Hamza; Lafia (March 11, 2019). “INEC declares APC’s Abdullahi Sule Governor-elect in Nasarawa”. Daily Trust. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- “INEC declares Abdullahi Sule winner Nasarawa guber poll”. The Sun Nigeria. March 11, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- “Govs not against direct primaries, says Gov Sule”. Punch Newspapers. January 16, 2022. Retrieved March 6, 2022.
- “APC ‘s Abdullahi Sule to battle PDP’s Ombugadu in Nasarawa”. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). October 1, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- “Abdulahi Sule wins APC governorship primary in Nasarawa”. The Express Tribune. October 1, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
- “INEC Declares Abdullahi Sule Winner of Nasarawa Governorship Race – Channels Television”. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
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