Nasir Yusuf Gawuna Biography, Age, Spouse, Networth, Education, Career

Nasir Yusuf Gawuna
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Deputy Governor of Kano State
Assumed office
19 September 2018
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
Preceded by Professor Hafiz Abubakar
Kano State Commissioner for Agriculture
In office
Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
Chairman of Nassarawa LGA
In office
Personal details
Born 6 August 1967 (age 55)
Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
Political party All Progressive Congress
(2014 to present)
Other political
All Nigeria Peoples Party
(1999 to 2014)
Spouse Hafsatu Nasir Gawuna
Children Yahya, Fatima, Yusuf, Maryam, Hafsat.
Occupation Politician, businessman

Nasir Yusuf Gawuna ( born 6 August 1967) is a Nigerian Health personnel, businessman, and politician. In May 2022, he became the Governorship Candidate of All Progressive Congress for the 2023 Nigeria General Election. He is currently the Deputy Governor of Kano State serving under Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Early life

Nasir Yusuf was born on 6 August, 1967, in Kano city.

Political career

Nasir Yusuf Gawuna was appointed by Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje after the resignation of the former Deputy Governor Professor Hafiz Abubakar on 5 August 2018, Governor Ganduje also retained Gawuna as his running mate in the 2019 Nigerian general election. before his appointment, Gawuna was the Commissioner of Kano State, Ministry of Agriculture, since 2014 he was first appointed as a commissioner by former Governor of Kano State Engineer Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Gawuna is the Chairman of the Kano State Taskforce Committee on Covid-19

He was chairman of Nassarawa Local Government Area for 8 years under the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party ANPP while Ibrahim Shekarau was the Governor of Kano State he work with all three Governors of the state.


Gawuna in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Hassan Musa Fagge, on 18 April 2022 resigned as the Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources. in order for him to get the chance to join the race to Kano State Government House under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) 2022 Primary Election which is scheduled to hold on 18 May 2022 the incumbent Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Anointed Gawuna to be his Successor in 2023 Nigeria General Election, Governor Ganduje announce his decision at the stakeholders Meeting on Saturday 7 May 2022


He is worth $5m

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