Jibrin Barau's Profile

Senator Barau I Jibrin is a Nigerian politician and member of the 8th National Assembly, from Kano State, Nigeria.

He represents Kano North Senatorial District. Senator Barau is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUNDand also a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Industry and Niger Delta.

Early life and education

Barau I Jibrin, was born in 1959, and is a native of Kabo Township, Kabo Local Government Area, Kano State.

He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting, master's certificate in Financial Management and pricing, master's certificate in Management and Masters of business Administration (MBA) He also holds a certificate in Financial Management for business decisions from the prestigious Cornel University, United State of America

After his initial higher studies, the Senator worked briefly in the accounting department of the Kano State Foundation, before he resigned in 1992 to begin his private flourishing business with vast interests in the manufacturing, insurance and the construction sectors of the Nigerian economy. His success in the private sector prepared him adequately to begin a process of championing the cause of his people through the instrumentality of politics.

Political life

Barau's passion for his people motivated him to contest election in 1999 to the House of Representatives to represent Tarauni Federal Constituency of Kano State which he won. While in the House of Representatives, he served as the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations. He was also a member of the House of Representative's Committee on Power during that period.

After his tour of duty in the House of Representatives, he promptly went back to his private business, but not without sustaining his interest in the political engineering of his native Kano State.

In later years, he served as the Chairman of the Kano State Investment and Properties Ltd; a Company wholly owned by the Kano State Government.

He was one time Commissioner of Science and Technology in Kano State[5]. He was appointed in 2001 to serve as a member of a committee set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to review the Nigeria's Budgetary process. In 2009, he was appointed by the Kano State Government as a member of the Kano State Business Incentive Committee; a position in which he acquainted himself credibly.

On his return to electoral contest in 2015, Senator Barau contested and won election to the Senate of Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing Kano North Senatorial District under the platform of All Progressives Congress.[6] He was appointed same year as the Vice - Chairman Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) of the Senate, and subsequently became the Chairman of the same Committee.

In the later part of 2016, he was re-assigned to the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETfund as the Chairman of the Committee.

Additionally to this Senate Portfolio, he is a member of the Committee on Niger Delta, Industries, Land Transportation and Appropriations.

He is also the Secretary of Northern Senators Forum.

Personal life

He is married and has children.

Awards

Northern Senator of the year 2017 by Nigerian Senate Press Corps

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