38-year old Nurudeen Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Supervising Minister of Information since the resignation of Labaran Maku has been selected as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Aminu Ringim, The Scoop reports.
Mohammed, who is a consultant psychiatrist by training first gained national acclaim in July 2011 when he was invited for screening as minister. His introductory speech had a lasting effect on the senators, even drawing the attention of President Goodluck Jonathan who commended him.
Since his 2011 appointment as minister, Mohammed has since become an example of the Federal Government’s willingness to give the youth a shot at governance.
Mohammed says he owes his political career to Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, who took interest on him after reading some non-partisan essays by him. His meeting with Governor Lamido is something Mohammed refers to as what “changed my course into partisan politics.”