As it’s no longer news that Ahmed Lawan has emerged the new senate president of the ninth senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, these are few things you might want to know about him.
- Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan was born in 1959
- He became a Nigerian senator in 2007
- Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan received a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Maiduguri,
- He obtained a master’s degree in remote sensing from Ahmadu Bello University and a doctorate degree in remote sensing/GIS from Cranfied University UK
- In 2009, a chairman of the senate committee on Public Account, Lawan initiated and sponsored the Desertification Control Commission Bill.
- In August 2009, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan moved against the proposed Kafin Zaki Dam. He stated that the Tiga Dam and Challawa Gorge Dam had already reduced water flow drastically, and the Jama’are River was now the main source of water in the Yobe River. He said the dams caused intense poverty, increased desert encroachment, migration and conflicts between arable farmers and herdsmen.
Political Career and Achievements:
- He is a Nigerian senator representing the Yobe North Constituency under the All Progressive Congress (APC)
- He was elected to the House of Representative in 1999. Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan chaired the House Committees at different times on education and agriculture.
- In 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Constituency Review.
- Ahmed Lawan ran for re-election in Yobe North Senatorial District on the ANPP platform on the 9th of April 2011 election. He won with 92,799 votes, trailed by Hassan Kafayos Hussaini of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with 76,960 votes.
- He was elected President of the Ninth Senate on June 11, 2019, after 107 of the 109 senate-elect voted for him ahead of fellow APC senator Ali Ndume.