BIOGRAPHY OF

SENATOR TIJJANI

YAHAYA KAURA

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BIOGRAPHY OF A GENTLEMAN AND

A QUINTESSENTIAL SENATOR –

SENATOR TIJJANI YAHAYA KAURA

 

NAME: Tijjani Yahaya Kaura

PARTY: All Progressives Congress

(APC)

POSITION: Senator

DATE OF BIRTH: 3rd February, 1959

STATE: Zamfara

L.G.A: Kaura Namoda

CONSTITUENCY: Zamfara North

 

EDUCATION: Senator Tijjani Kaura

attended Mohamed Asha PS in

1975, he went to Government

Teacher’s College, Bakora in 1980.

Senator Tijjani Kaura attended

College of Education, Sokoto in

1985 and proceeded to Ahmadu

Bello University to obtain his degree

in 1989. In 2016, Senator Tijjani

Kaura obtained his Masters in

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,

Kaduna State.

 

PREVIOUS OFFICES/POSITIONS

HELD: Senator Tijjani Kaura was the

Chairman of Kaura Namoda Local

Government Area, Zamfara State for

two terms under the Platform of

N.R.C Party from 1991-1993. When

Zamfara State was created by Late

President Sani Abacha in 1996,

Senator Tijjani Kaura contested for

the Chairmanship Seat of Kaura

Namoda L.G.A and he won. He was

Chairman From 1997-1998 under

the Platform of U.N.C.P Party.

 

Sen. Tijjani Y. Kaura contested the

Senatorial Seat in 1991 under the

PDP but he was not successful.

Former President Olusegun

Obasanjo appointed Sen. Tijjani Y.

Kaura as the Co-ordinator National

Poverty Eradication Programme

(NAPEP) representing Zamfara

State. He was also appointed as the

Federal Commissioner – National

Population Commission of Nigeria

from 2001-2003. In 2003, Sen.

Tijjani Y. Kaura contested for the

Senatorial Seat and again he was

not successful.

 

Former President

Olusegun Obasanjo re-appointed

Sen. Tijjani Y. Kaura as the Federal

Commissioner – National Population

Commission representing Zamfara

State from 2003-2007.

In 2007, Late President Umar Musa

‘Yar Adua appointed Sen. Tijjani Y.

Kaura as the Minister of State for

Foreign Affairs of the Federal

Republic of Nigeria.

Sen. Tijjani Yahaya Kaura left the

Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to

the All Progressive Congress(APC).

He was made the Secretary to State

Goverment (SSG) of Zamfara State

a month after he left PDP. In 2015,

under the platform of the All

Progressive Congress(APC), he

contested for the Senatorial Seat in

Zamfara North Constituency and

won. Senator Tijjani Yahaya Kaura

is currently the Senator representing

Zamfara North Senatorial District in

the Red Chamber in the 8th

Assembly.

 

COMMITTEES CHAIRED IN THE

SENATE: Senator Tijjani Kaura is

currently the Vice Chairman Senate

Committee on Tertiary Institutions

and TETFUND. Others are:

* Chairman Senate Committee on

Federal Character Commission.

* Member Senate Services

Committee.

* Member Senate Committee on

Foreign Affairs.

* Member Senate Committee on

Banking & Insurance.

* Member Senate Committee on

Solid Minerals.

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS: When

Sen. Tijjani Kaura was a minister,

he was given an award of Honour

for Diligence by the then Secretary-

General of the United Nations, Mr

Kofi Annan.

 

HIS OBJECTIVES: In the area of

Youth Development, Sen. Tijjani

Kaura plans to assist the Youths of

Zamfara North Senatorial District

and beyond to pursue further

education to tertiary institution not

only in Nigeria but also through

special scholarship.

In expanding

Job Opportunities, Sen. Tijjani

Kaura encourages the Youths of

Zamfara North to take up

appointments with the Federal

Government since the State is

poorly represented in Federal

Establishment.

Senator Tijjani Yahaya Kaura’s

mission in public service has

always been to contribute towards

the reform process of building a

virile, united and corrupt-free

Nigeria. He is an example of a

quintessential diplomat, politician

and a gentleman. He is poised to

make tremendous impact in moving

Nigeria to the promised Land.

Suffice to say that his long

standing public service track

records speak volume of his

diligence and commitment to nation

building. He has continued to

provide effective representation of

his senatorial district and laws for

national growth. Senator Tijjani

Yahaya Kaura is a man for the now

and the future.

Thanks.

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