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Sokoto State Map - Local Government areas

  • Date Created February 03, 1976
  • Capital Sokoto
  • Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
  • Land Area 25,973 sq km (10,028 sq mi)
  • Population 3,702,676
  • GDP $4.82 billion

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal
  • NameAminu Tambuwal
  • Assumed Office 29 May, 2015
  • Date of Birth10 January, 1966
  • Political partyPeoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Aminu Tambuwal was born on January 10, 1966, in Tambuwal Village in Sokoto State. He attended Tambuwal Primary School, Tambuwal, Sokoto State, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1979. He proceeded to the Government Teachers’ College, Dogon-Daji, where he obtained the Teachers Grade II Certificate in 1984. He then proceeded to Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, where he studied Law, graduating with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1991. He completed his one-year compulsory legal studies at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, obtained his BL and was called to the Bar in 1992. His political career started in 1999, working as Personal Assistant on Legislative Affairs to Senator Abdullahi Wali, the then Senate Leader. In 2003, Tambuwal ran for a legislative seat as representative of the Kebbi/Tambuwal Federal Constituency. He was elected into the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). He was leader of the Nigerian delegation to African,Caribbean, Pacific & European Union Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU) and served as Vice-Chairman, Economic Committee ACP-EU, held in Prague,Czech Republic in April 2009. In 2011, he was elected Speaker of the House of Representative, a position he occupied till 2015 when he contested under the membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the gubernatorial elections and emerged winner