Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu
Office Dates: May 2015
Address: Government House, Birnin-Kebbi
Birth Date: 26th December 1961
Birth State: Kebbi State
Political Party: All Progressives Congress
Spouse: Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu And Aisha Atiku Bagudu
State: Kebbi State
Abubakar Atiku Bagudu was born on December 26, 1961.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Economics from Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto State. He also has an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Jos, Plateau State and a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in International Affairs from Columbia University, USA.
He was elected Senator in the National Assembly for the Kebbi Central constituency of Kebbi State, Nigeria in a by-election after Senator Adamu Aliero was appointed Minister of the Federal Capital Territory in December 2008. He successfully ran for reelection in the April 2011 national elections under the platform of People's Democratic Party(PDP).
As a senator, he was a member of the Senate Committee on Education (6th National Assembly), Foreign Affairs Committee and Interior Affairs Committee.
He became the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate for Kebbi state in the 2015 general elections and was sworn in as the governor on May 29, 2015.