Abdullahi Sule was born December 26, 1959 in Gudi Station, Akwanga-West Development Area of Nasarawa State. He attended Roman Catholic Mission (RMC) Primary School, Gudi Station in 1968. He then enrolled in Zang Secondary School in 1974 and later Government Technical College, Bukuru in 1977. After his secondary education, he went to Plateau State Polytechnic in Barkin Ladi in 1980. He left Nigeria on a scholarship to study at Indiana University, Terre Haute, Indiana, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Technology and a master's degree in Industrial Technology. Prior to his gubernatorial ambition in 2018, he was the Group managing director of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He won the gubernatorial primaries for Nasarawa State on the All Progressive Congress (APC) platform on October 1, 2018. On March 10, 2019, Engineer Abdullahi Sule was declared as the Governor-elect of Nasarawa State at the 2019 Governorship Election which was held on March 9, 2019. He was sworn in as governor of Nasarawa State on May 29, 2019.