Bauchi state is one of the prominent northern states in Nigeria. There are different business enterprises, business moguls, and big-time politicians from this very state. In this article, I listed the richest men in Bauchi state not only that but also detailed information about these people alongside their wealth ranking.
Richest Men In Bauchi State
1. Sadique Abubakar
Sadique Abubakar was born in the Bauchi State town of Azare on April 8, 1960. He attended St Paul’s Basic School in Bauchi from 1967 to 1973 for his primary education and Government Senior School in Bauchi for his secondary school. In November 1979, Abubakar enlisted in the Nigerian Air Force as a Cadet Military Training Course (CMTC 5) member.
Abubakar holds a Diploma in Public Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (second class upper division). In addition, he possesses a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan. Abubakar holds a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Helicopters with Instrument Rating and has flown a total of seven aircraft types, including the Bulldog, Piper Warrior, Enstrom, Bell 206, BO-105, Mi-35P, and Mi-17.
2. Adamu Adamu
Adamu worked briefly as an accountant in Bauchi State after graduation before delving into journalism. He began his journalistic career as a public analyst and writer on a range of various issues and subjects, and he eventually obtained his first position with the New Nigerian Newspapers in 1984 as a Special Correspondent and member of the New Nigerian group of newspapers’ editorial board. He ascended through the ranks to become Deputy Editor of the New Nigerian and Chairman of the Group Editorial Board.
Adamu has also been a back-page writer [Friday Column] for Media Trust’s publications and has written to a variety of news sites, including Crescent International in Canada. Adamu also worked as a Special Assistant to General Muhammadu Buhari, who was the head of the Petroleum [Special] Trust Fund, PTF at the time. He was the secretary and a member of Muhammadu Buhari’s APC Presidential Transition Committee before being appointed minister in 2015, he is currently believed to be the second richest man in Bauchi State.
3. Abdulkadir Ahmed
Ahmed was born in Jama’are, Bauchi State, on October 31, 1940. In 1955, he enrolled at Barewa College in Zaria. In January 1960, he joined the New Nigerian Development Company. In 1961, Ahmed enrolled at the University of Ife. In 1972, he graduated from South West London College. Ahmed was appointed as Bauchi state’s Commissioner of Finance (March 1976 – June 1977). In 1977, he was named Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Before becoming Commissioner of Finance, Ahmed worked as an executive at Northern Nigeria Development Company (NNDC), where he represented the company on the boards of subsidiaries such as Arewa Textiles Mills, Northern Nigeria Textiles Mills, Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, and Arewa Hotels. He joined the NNDC in 1960 and was funded for training in Nigeria and overseas. He was the group’s local accountant until 1974 when he was promoted to the financial controller.
Ahmed was a fellow of the Institute of Chartered and Certified Accountants and the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
4. Yayale Ahmed
Alhaji Ahmed, one of the wealthiest people in Bauchi, is a skilled public administrator who has held high-level government posts with distinction. He holds a Bachelor of Political Science degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
He also holds honorary doctorates in law and letters from the University of Abuja and Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. He was named Federation Head of Service in 2000, Defence Minister in 2007, and Federation Secretary to the Government in 2008.
5. Musa Babayo
Musa grew up in Azare, Katagum local government, Bauchi state. From 1965 to 1972, he attended Nasarawa West Primary School in Azare, and from 1972 to 1976, he attended Katagum Government Secondary School in Azare. He went on to Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in administration, banking, and finance.
In June 1993, he attended Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom for a Senior Bankers programme, and in 1984, he attended the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in the United Kingdom for a master’s degree in management and technology. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.
6. Maikanti Baru
From 1988 to 1991, Baru worked at the Jos Steel Rolling Company before leaving to join the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as an Engineering Manager. He held several roles within the business, including general manager, Gas Development Division from 1997 to 1999, and executive director, operations Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) in 1999. From 1999 to 2004, he was the Chief Technical Negotiator for the West African Gas Pipeline project.
He also worked as a GGM at National Petroleum Investment Management Services. He used to be the GGM of Liquefied Natural Gas. On July 4, 2016, Baru was named as NNPC’s 18th Group Managing Director. He retired on July 7, 2019, at the mandatory retirement age of 60, and was succeeded by Mele Kyari. Baru passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020, due to an unidentified ailment.
7. Yakubu Dogara
On December 26, 1967, Yakubu Dogara was born to Yakubu Ganawuri and Saratu Yakubu. Dogara is one of the richest men in Bauchi State, He began his schooling in 1976 at Gwarangah Primary School in Bauchi State’s former Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area. Following graduating in 1982, he attended Bauchi Teachers’ College for secondary teaching, earning a Grade II Teachers’ Certificate in 1987. In 1988, he transferred to the University of Jos in Plateau State, where he earned a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons.) degree in 1992.
Dogara attended the Nigerian Law School’s Lagos campus from 1992 to 1993 and was admitted to the bar in 1993. Later, at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, he earned a Master’s (LLM) in International Commercial Law.
Dogara also took a course on Managing and Leading Strategic Change in 2006, an Oxford University Course on Negotiation in 2013, and a Harvard Kennedy School course on Leadership in Crisis in 2014. After becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives in October 2016, he attended a transformative leadership course at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
8. Lawal Yahaya Gumau
Lawal Yahaya Gumau (born August 26, 1968) is a Nigerian politician who presently serves as the Senator for Bauchi South Senatorial District. Gumau served in the House of Representatives for two terms, representing the Toro Constituency, before becoming a senator. He was elected to the Senate by receiving 119,489 votes, defeating his closest competitor, Ladan Salihu of the People’s Democratic Party, who earned 50,256 votes in a 2018 by-election following the death of Senator Malam Wakili. He is a philanthropist who has helped to provide jobs and education to young people.
9. Jika Dauda Halliru
Jika Dauda Haliru was born in the Nigerian state of Bauchi in the year 1976. He is a politician as well as a wealthy businessman from Bauchi. He formerly served as the Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly and is now a senator representing Bauchi Central. Dokagi is his nickname.
Other rich people in Bauchi includes the following;
- Salisu Matori
- Bala Mohammed
- Isa Hassan Jama’are
- Ibrahim Lame
- Sulaiman Mohammed Nazif
- Mahmood Yakubu
- Ibrahim Tahir
- Tanko Muhammad
- Abdul Aminu Mahmud
- Danladi Umar
- Malam Wakili
You may wonder the names found here are popular names in the Nigeria political sphere, but it does not occur to you they might be from Bauchi.