Senator Barau Jibrin eyes Kano governorship seat

Senator Barau Jibrin

Senator Barau Jibrin

Senator Barau Jibrin, who represents Kano North in the Senate has declared intention to contest next year’s governorship election in the state.

He made his plan known at the inauguration of his Campaign Committee on Saturday.

Former Kano State Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar heads the Campaign as the Director and Chairman of the central committee.

There are 10 other members.

Similarly, a 17 man committee was unveiled across the 3 senatorial districts in the state, as well a 27 man committee to oversee the campaign across the 44 Local Government Areas.

Members of the committee include women as well as representation from people with special needs.

Abubakar said that the committee will soon inaugurate other subcommittees that include, social media, Student associations and a committee for the business community.

“We will soon unveil a reach out strategy for the Barau I Jibrin’s campaign that will involve going to the grassroots, business communities, religious leaders and associations.”

“You all are free to start soliciting for support in respect of the candidacy of Senator Barau Jibrin.”

The Governorship hopeful and Senate Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Barau Jibrin, thanked members of the committee for their sacrifices.

He also charged them to work closely with the campaign director in order to succeed in the party’s primaries.

The 63 year-old Senator Jibrin, was born in 1959.

He hails from Kabo Township, Kabo Local Government Area of Kano State.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, master’s certificate in Financial Management and pricing, master’s certificate in Management and Masters of business Administration (MBA).

He also holds a certificate in Financial Management for business decisions from the prestigious Cornell University, United States.

After his initial higher studies, the Senator worked briefly in the accounting department of the Kano State Foundation, before he resigned in 1992 to begin his private flourishing business with vast interests in the manufacturing, insurance and the construction sectors of the Nigerian economy.

His success in the private sector prepared him adequately to begin a process of championing the cause of his people through the instrumentality of politics.

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