Who is the Senate President of Nigeria? What do we know about a person who is in charge of the upper house the Nigerian`s legislature? This person is primarily responsible for making laws in the country. These laws affect every person in Nigeria. The President of the Senate, The President of Nigeria, The Deputy Senate President of Nigeria – these people create your life in our country!
Who is the President of Nigeria?
The President of Nigeria is a head of state. It`s a Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Army forces. Nigeria elects its president every four years. The president of Nigeria performs the functions as the Head of the National Executive and Head of State. The Presidency Office is now taken by Muhammadu Buhari.
Muhammadu Buhari was born in a Fulani family in Daura, Katsina State in 1942. He is the twenty-third child in a family. He was mostly raised by his mother as his father died when Buhari was four. He attended primary school in Mai`adua and Daura. He continued his education at Katsina Provincial Secondary School.
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Muhammadu Buhari enrolled in the Nigerian Military Training College in 1961. It was the beginning of his military career. In 1962-1963 he underwent officer cadet training in Aldershot in England. In 1963 he was appointed Platoon Commander in Abeokuta.
In July 1966 Lieutenant Muhammadu Buhari joined so-called Counter-Coup to overthrow the Military Head of State General Aguiyi Ironsi. During the civil war, Buhari was assigned to the First Division under the command of Lt. Col Mohammed Shuwa. Buhari was one of the leaders of the 1983 Nigerian Military Coup D’état. He was a head of the state from 1983 to 1985.
Muhammadu Buhari ran presidential campaigns in 2003, 2007, 2011 and only 2015 brought him a victory. Since 2015, he is the head of the state and the Commander-in-Chief.
Who is The Current Senate President of Nigeria?
What is the Nigerian Senate? It`s the upper house of the National Assembly of Nigeria – the national highest legislature. It consists of 109 senators. The main function of the Senate is legislation. However, the constitution also provides the ability to 'check and balance'.
It means that the Senate has the right to consent all treaties with foreign governments and the President`s appointments. The President of Senate is the main presiding officer in the Nigeria`s Senate. The main functions of this officer are to regulate and guide the legislation process. The Current Senate President is Bukola Saraki.
Olubukola Abubakar Saraki was born in 1962 in the family of Olusla Saraki, who was a Senate leader of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1979-1983. Abubakar Saraki attended King`s College in Lagos, then Cheltenham College in London.
He also studied at the London Hospital Medical College of the University of London. He started the career as a medical officer but then chose to become a director of Societe General Bank in 1990. In 2000, the President of Nigeria appointed him as the Special Assistant to the President for the budget. In 2015 he was elected as the president of the Senate.
Who is The Current Deputy Senate of Nigeria?
The Deputy President of the Senate provides assistance to the president of the Senate. He is the second-ranking officer in the Senate. The main responsibility of the Deputy President is to preside over the Senate in the absence of the Senate President. The current President of the Senate is Ike Ekweremadu of the People`s Democratic Party.
Ike Ekweremadu was born in 1962 at Amarchara Mpu of Enugu State. He is Igbo origin. He graduated from the University of Nigeria. He is also a Doctor of Philosophy in Law of the University of Abuja. He was the Chairman of Aninri in 1997 and the Secretary of the Enugu State Government in 2002. Later, he was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Enugu State Government House.
In 2003 he was elected to the Nigerian Senate. In 2003, he was the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Information. Several times he participated in the race for President of the Senate of Nigeria. In 2006 he was a spokesperson for the Southern Senators` Forum. In 2007, he was assigned as the Deputy President of the Senate.
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