25 Richest Men In Borno State (2023)

Getting to know the wealthiest person men in a certain area is one of the quests men embark on so as to get updated about happenings around them.

This post is focusing on the list of richest men in Borno state.

Richest Men In Borno state

1. Mohammed Indimi

Mohammed Indimi founded Oriental Energy Resources Limited, a privately held oil exploration, and production firm, in 1990. Indimi, the richest man in Borno State is not an overnight success story, despite popular belief. Though he is well-known for his work in the oil and gas industry, Indimi’s business ventures began with cashing in on tiny businesses here and there.

2. Yahaya Adamu

Yahaya Adamu is a Nigerian footballer who was born on July 17, 1993. He was born in Kaduna and presently plays for Naft Al-Janoob SC, which plays in Iraq’s top tier, the Iraqi Premier League.

3. Zaynab Alkali

Alkali was born in Tura-Wazila town, Borno State in 1950. In 1973, she earned a BA from Bayero University Kano. She graduated from the same university with a Ph.D. in African Studies and went on to become the principal of Shekara Girls’ Boarding School. 

She went on to work as an English instructor at two Nigerian institutions. She married Mohammed Nur Alkali, the former vice-chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, and they had six children. She ascended through the ranks of Nasarawa State University’s faculty of arts, where she taught creative writing. She is recognized as Northern Nigeria’s first female author.

4. Tukur Yusuf Buratai

Tukur Yusuf Buratai is a retired Nigerian Army Lieutenant General, former Chief of Army Staff (appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2015), and Nigerian Ambassador to Benin is one of the wealthiest men in Borno State. He joined the Nigerian Army in 1983 and has held a variety of command, administrative, and instructional positions since then.

5. Mohammed Daggash

Mohammed Sanusi Daggash is a Nigerian architect and economist who was elected to the Federal House of Representatives in 1999 and later became the Senator for Borno North (Borno State). In July 2007, President Umaru Yar’Adua named him Minister of the Nigerian National Planning Commission, however, he was stripped of his duties in October 2008. Acting President Goodluck Jonathan reappointed him as Minister of Works in April 2010.

6. Daniel K Daniel

Mohammed Sanusi Daggash is a Nigerian architect and economist who was elected to the Federal House of Representatives in 1999 and was later appointed Senator for Borno North (Borno State) in 2003. In July 2007, President Umaru Yar’Adua nominated him as Minister of the Nigerian National Planning Commission, but he was fired in October 2008. Acting President Goodluck Jonathan reappointed him to the position of Minister of Works in April 2010.

7. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo

Dankwmbo was born in Herwagana Gombe on April 4, 1962. In 1985, he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ahmadu Bello University. He earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Lagos in 1992 and a doctorate in accounting from Igbinedion University in 2003. In 1985, he began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, and from 1988 until 1999, he worked at the Central Bank of Nigeria. He later became the Accountant General of Gombe State, a job he held till 2005.

On April 20, 2005, he was named Accountant-General of the Federation. He was also a member of the Nigerian Central Bank’s Board of Directors. He maintained this position till January 2011, when he resigned to begin his campaign for Governor of Gombe State.

8. Afakriya Gadzama

Afakriya Aduwa Gadzama was born in Lassa, Borno State, Nigeria, on November 22, 1953. From 1968 until 1972, he studied in the famous Barewa College in Zaria, and subsequently at the Zaria School of Basic Studies. Later, he attended Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science (1977). Gadzama enrolled at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Senior Executive Course in Kuru, Jos in 2001.

9. Mohammed Abba Gana

Gana was born in Damboa, in 1943 and is currently one of the richest men in Borno State. He attended Maiduguri’s Yelwa Boarding Senior Primary School (1956–1958), Zaria’s Government College, now Barewa College (1959–1963), and Okene-Provincial Secondary School (1959–1963). (1964 – 1965). He attended Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria from 1966 to 1969, earning a degree in electrical engineering.

He worked as an executive engineer for the North-Eastern State Ministry of Works and Housing. Borno State Commissioner for Works and Housing was appointed by the Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP) government of Borno State under Governor Mohammed Goni in October 1979. In Borno State, he was the GNPP’s gubernatorial candidate in 1983.

He served at the National Electric Power Authority’s board of directors for numerous years (NEPA)

10. IBM Haruna

Ibrahim Bata Malgwi Haruna was born in Maiduguri, Borno State, on July 24, 1940.

In 1954, he was one of the first 30 recruits accepted into the Boys Company (later renamed the Nigerian Military School). The “First Platoon” was their name.  IBM Haruna attended the Regular Officers’ Special Training School in Teshi, Ghana, in 1958, and then the Mons Officers’ Cadet School at Aldershot, England (1959). He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army in 1961 after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom as a member of RMA 27.

Other prominent and rich people in Borno include the following;

  • Idrissa Timta
  • Umar of Borno
  • Mele Kyari
  • Babagana Monguno
  • Umar Usman Kadafur
  • Ibrahim Damcida
  • Abubakar Kyari
  • Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi
  • Shettima Ali Monguno
  • Muhammad al-Amin al-Kanemi
  • Prince Olomu
  • Bukar Shaib
  • Ali Modu Sheriff
  • Mohammed Shuwa
  • Ahmed Zanna



That’s all about the richest people in Borno state.