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Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan Becomes Nigeria’s new Senate President

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Just this morning a new Senate President has emerged in the person of Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan,  of the All Progressives Congress he represents  Yobe North Constituency of Yobe State.

HERE is a brief Biography of the New Senate President.

He became a senator in 2007. In 2019, he emerged the new Senate President of the 9th National Assembly with 79 votes cast to beat Senator  Mohammed Ndume with 28 votes.

Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan was born in 1959. He received a bachelor’s degree in geography from the  University of Maidugiri, a master’s degree in remote sensing from Ahmandu Bello University Zaria and a doctorate degree in remote sensing/GIS.from The pretigious Cranfield University,UK

Political career

Elected to the House of Representatives for the northern state of Yobe in 1999, at different times Lawan chaired the House Committees on education and agriculture.

Lawan was elected to the Senate in 2007. In 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Constitution Review. In 2009, as chairman of the Senate committee on Public Accounts, Lawan initiated and sponsored the Desertification Control Commission Bill.

Senate Presidency

After meeting with President Buhari on Thursday, June 6, 2019, Senator Danjuma Goje stepped down for Senator Lawan from the Senate Presidency race. On June 11, 2019, Senator Ahmed Lawan of APC was elected and sworn in as the Senate President of the Nigerian 9th Assembly, after defeating his opposition, Senator Ali Ndume who is also an APC Senator.

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