At 48, Abubakar Malami is the youngest nominee on President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list submitted to the Senate on September 30 and October 12.
Malami is a nominee for Kebbi State and findings reveal that he was a governorship aspirant in Kebbi State in 2015 on the the platform of Buhari’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). He lost the party primaries to Atiku Bagudu.
Here are 9 quick facts about Malami, the 10th is already mentioned, he is the youngest in Buhari’s ministerial nominee list, according to Naij.com.
He is a son of a Kebbi politician
He was born in Birnin Kebbi of Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of Kebbi State on 17th April, 1967 to Late Hon. Khadi Malami Nasarawa and his loving wife Halima Malami.
He is a barrister
Malami attended Nassarawa Primary School Birnin Kebbi (1973 – 1979), College of Arts and Arabic Studies (1979-1984), College of Legal and Islamic Studies Sokoto (1984-1987), Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (1987-1991), Nigerian Law School , Lagos (1992).
He holds a Masters in Public Administration
University of Maiduguri where he earned Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) in 1994.
He was in Buhari’s defunct political party, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC)
Abubakar has an impressive venture in the political arena. As politician Abubakar rose to become the:-National Legal Adviser of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC)
He led Buhari’s legal team challenging the result of the 2011 Presidential Elections
Chairman Legal Team of the CPC Presidential Campaign Organization, 2011
He was a member of PDP’s Legal Team in 2003
Member of the PDP Legal Team for Election Petition, 2003
He once sat on an election tribunal in 2004
Member Kano State Local Government Election Tribunal, 2004
He played a role in integrating the three parties that make up the APC
Resource Person to the Manifesto Drafting Sub-Committee of Inter Joint Party Merger Committees between the CPC, ACN & ANPP towards the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC). 2013.