Notable ABU Zaria Alumni: SULEIMAN ABDU KWARI

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Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari is a politician, financial consultant and distinguished Abusite who currently represents the good people of Kaduna North in the ninth Senate of the National Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration and until recently the Commissioner of Finance, Kaduna State. He also served as a Federal Commissioner (Finance and Administration), Securities & Exchange Commission and Member of the House of Representatives (4th Assembly).

Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari
SENATOR SULEIMAN ABDU KWARI

Suleiman Abdu Kwari early life and Education

He was born on the 12th day of June 1962 in Sabon Gari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. He started his education at Army Primary School, Zaria and thereafter proceeded to the highly prestigious Commonwealth College of Commerce, Jos from 1975 to 1980 for his secondary education. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1984 and also successfully completed his Masters Degree programme in Business Administration at same University in 1998.

Driven by the zeal to give more to his community, he contested and won the 1991 Local Government Chairmanship Election to emerge as the first Executive Chairman of Sabon Gari Local Government Council. Following the successful completion of his tenure, he was appointed Assistant General Manager (Administration) at the Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation between 1995 and 2000. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Kaduna State, he was appointed the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor in 2003.

He was the commissioner of finance Kaduna State (2015-2019) appointed by the governor of Kaduna State Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai. Until this appointment in 2015 as the Commissioner of Finance, Kaduna State, he had since 2010, worked as a Financial and Administrative Consultant at Samsyleem Consult Ltd, Abuja.

Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari then commissioner of Finance, Kaduna State
Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari then commissioner of Finance, Kaduna State

Suleiman Abdu  Kwari is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FICEN) and a Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM) as well as holds a Professional Practicing License from the Chartered Institute of Administration.

He was elected during the February 2019 Nigerian general elections under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeating the incumbent senator representing the area, Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi.


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