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The well-known Nigerian politician Nasir El-Rufai, is shrouded in mystery. Therefore, we are providing you with the facts you require regarding the well-known politician.
Nasir El-Rufai Biography
Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai was born on February 16, 1960, is a Nigerian politician who served as governor of Kaduna State from 2015 to 2023.
From 2003 to 2007, he served as the Federal Capital Territory’s minister and the bureau of public enterprises’ director. He joined the All Progressives Congress from its inception.
|Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
|Date of Birth:
|February 16, 1960
|State of Origin:
|Hadiza, Asia, and Ummi El Rufai
Early Life and Education
Nigerian politician Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, who was governor of Kaduna State from 2015 to 2023, was born on February 16, 1960. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the Federal Capital Territory’s minister and the bureau of public enterprises’ director. He joined the All Progressives Congress from its inception.
El-Rufai attended Barewa College for his education. President Umaru Yar’Adua served as the house captain of his dorm while a junior in college. In 1976, he received the “Barewa Old Boys’ Association Academic Achievement” Trophy for graduating at the top of his class. El-Rufai studied quantity surveying at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, where he graduated with first-class honors.
He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University with a Master of Business Administration in 1984. Since then, he has participated in a number of professional and post-graduate courses, including leadership and privatization courses at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown School of Foreign Service.
He graduated with a law degree from the University of London in August 2008 and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in June 2009. After serving as an Edward A. Mason Fellow in Public Policy and Management for 11 months, from July 2008 to June 2009, he also acquired the Kennedy School Certificate in Public Policy and Management.
Nasir El-Rufai Career
He established El-Rufai & Partners in 1982, a quantity surveying consultancy company that had three partners and that he ran until 1998.
The firm earned building and civil engineering contracts from 1983 to 1998’s military juntas, notably those for Abuja’s construction, making the partners “young millionaires.”
El-Rufai worked as a manager for AT&T Network Systems International BV and Motorola Inc., two global telecommunications firms, in addition to his law practice.
General Abdulsalami Abubakar appointed El-Rufai as an economic counselor in 1998 when General Sani Abacha, the military ruler of state, passed away. He collaborated with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in this capacity.
The military handed up control to President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999. He was named director of the Bureau of Public Enterprises and secretary of the National Council of Privatization in November 1999, roles in which he and vice president Atiku Abubakar oversaw the privatization of major state-owned businesses.
He returned to Nigeria in 2010, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) then detained him. He explained that he was coming back to clear his name of any corruption allegations.
El-Rufai entered party politics in 2011 and worked with the Congress for Progressive Change to assist Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential candidacy. El-Rufai was named the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) deputy national secretary in 2013.
El-Rufai announced his candidacy for governor of Kaduna State in 2014. He participated in the APC governorship primary and won, becoming the party’s choice for governor of Kaduna State.
With more than a million votes, he eventually defeated People’s Democratic Party candidate and incumbent Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero in the race for governor. He again became the APC’s governorship contender in 2018. On March 9, 2019, he won re-election, surpassing his nearest challenger by more than 200,000 votes.
Hadiza, Asia, and Ummi El Rufai are the wives of Nasir El Rufai, and their unions are blessed with offspring.
Nasir El-Rufai Net worth
Nasir El Rufai has an estimated net worth of $20 millions. Nasir El Rufai is a popular Nigerian Politician.