Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya Biography, Age, Career, Family, Politics, Education, Spouse.

Muhammad Inuwa
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Governor of Gombe State
Assumed office
29 May 2019
Deputy Dr. Manasseh Daniel Jatau
Preceded by Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo OON (Talban Gombe)
Personal details
Born 9 October 1961 (age 61)
Jekadafari, Gombe Gombe State
Nationality Nigerian
Political party All Progressive Congress
Spouse(s) Hajiya Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya &
Hajiya Amina Inuwa Yahaya
Children 7 Children including Misbahu, Abdul-Aziz, Waleed, Muhammad
Residence(s) Gombe, Nigeria
Alma mater Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Occupation Businessman and politician

Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya (born October 9, 1961) is a Nigerian businessman and politician. He is the Executive Governor of Gombe State elected on 9 March 2019, under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Early life

He was born on October 9, 1961 in Jekadafari, Gombe State. His father, Alhaji Yahaya Umaru, was a famous businessman.


Yahaya attended the Central Primary School and the Government Science Secondary School in Gombe. He then studied at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1983.


Yahaya has worked in both the public and the private sector. He started his working career with the Bauchi State Investment and Property Development Company, where he was a principal accountant from 1984 to 1985. He was a managing director of A.Y.U Civil Engineering Company Ltd from 1993 to 1999.

In 2003, he was appointed as Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development by Governor Muhammed Danjuma Goje.

Professional associations

Yahaya is a member of the following professional bodies:


Yahaya joined politics in 2003. In the governorship election in 2015, He was the flag bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Gombe State. On October 1, 2018 he won the Gombe State gubernatorial All Progressives Congress primary election with the highest votes with 859 votes to beat his closest rival, Mohammed Jibrin Barde who polled 463 votes.

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On March 9, 2019, Yahaya was declared as the Governor-elect of Gombe State at the 2019 Gombe State gubernatorial election. He scored a total number of 364,179 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Usman Bayero Nafada, who polled 222,868 votes.

Personal life

He is married to two wives and has seven children all residing in Gombe. His first son has married in 2022.


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