Aminu Tambuwal’s Biography, Networth, family life, achievements, and political ambitions

Aminu Tambuwal’s Biography, Networth, family life, achievements, and political ambitions

Aminu Tambuwal's Biography, Networth, family life, achievements, and political ambitions

Aminu Tambuwal’s Biography, Networth, family life, achievements, and political ambitions

Who is Aminu Tambuwal?

The governor of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Sokoto State is Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. On January 10, 1966, in the Sokoto state village of Tambuwal, he was born. Aminu Tambuwal is a politician from Nigeria who now holds the office of governor of Sokoto State. He was first elected in 2015 and then re-elected in the 2019 general elections. The 10th Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Tambuwal was a member of the People’s Democratic Party. In a honored capacity, he is the representative for the Tambuwal/Kebbe Federal Constituency in Sokoto State.

Early Life and education

Aminu Tambuwal was raised in the state of Sokoto, where he attended both primary and high school. Aminu Tambuwal graduated from Tambuwal Primary School in Tambuwal, Sokoto State, in 1979 with a First School Leaving Certificate. He then went on to the Government Teachers’ College in Dogon-Daji, where he earned a Teachers Grade 11 Certificate in 1984. Thereafter, he enrolled in Usman Dan Fodio University in Sokoto, where he pursued a legal education, earning an LLB (Hons) in 1991. He earned his BL and was admitted to the bar in 1992 after completing his one-year, required legal study at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos. Aminu Tambuwal has taken numerous international professional courses and workshops overseas in addition to pursuing a legal degree. Some of them are as follows:

  • Telecoms Regulatory Master Class–Bath UK, 2004
  • Lawmaking for the Communications Sectors –BMIT, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2004
  • Regulating a Competitive Industry-UK, Brussels, 2005
  • Tulane University – International Legislative Drafting, 2005
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business – Influence and Negotiation, 2008
  • KSG Harvard – Infrastructure in Market Economy


Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is a participant in a number of parliamentary and international organizations. He belongs to the Nigeria Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the NBA’s National Executive Committee. He also graduated from a number of universities and international colleges, including Harvard University in the United States, Oxford University, Stanford Graduate School of Business in the United States, Tulane University in Louisiana, Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Sokoto, Nigeria, and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, for which he served as the regional representative. He also held the positions of organizing secretary and legal adviser for political parties at various points in time. His election to the Body of Benchers, the highest professional policy-making organization of the Nigerian legal profession, demonstrated appreciation for and recognition of his roles as a lawyer, legislator, and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Aminu Tambuwal’s Awards

Everyone was drawn to Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal by his endearing and reassuring nature as well as his outstanding performance in office. He has received numerous honors and titles as a result of the unselfish devotion he provided to his fatherland. The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who serves as the nation’s top military commander, has bestowed upon him the national honor of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR).

Barrister Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has also been given the traditional title of Mutawallen Sokoto by Alh. Muhammad Saadu Abubakar, President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, as a sign of the Caliphates satisfaction with the performance of its worthy envoy to the nation in particular and the world in general. The turbaning event, which attracted the Sultans Palace in Sokoto’s big shots, who’s who, and economic and political power players in Nigeria, took place on September 27, 2014. Alh. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal received the Gwandu Leadership Award from the second-most important Emir in the Sokoto Caliphate and the Sultan’s younger brother, the Emir of Gwandu in Kebbi State. Following his stunning victory over the Federal Government’s nominee for Speaker of the House, The Leadership, an influential national daily, nominated him and awarded him the title of politician of the year in 2011. The Sun newspaper later named him man of the year in 2012.

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Political Journey

Tambuwal began learning the political ropes in 1999 while serving as Senator Abdullahi Wali’s personal assistant on legislative affairs. He is married to Senator Wali. After being knowledgeable about legislative operations, Tambuwal made the decision to run for office in the 2003 elections to represent the Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency. On the All Nigerian Peoples Party’s platform, he was successful and elected to the House of Representatives (ANPP). Together with Attahiru Bafarawa, the former governor of Sokoto State, he defected to the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) a few months before the 2007 national elections. Tambuwal swung back to the ANPP, where he eventually was able to pick up a ticket for the election and was successfully re-elected for a second term, but when the DPP rejected return tickets to former ANPP legislators. In 2007, Tambuwal left the ANPP once more, this time joining the party in power, the Peoples Democratic Party. Tambuwal has held a number of Lower House positions. He was appointed House Minority Leader in 2005 and served in that capacity till he joined the PDP. He was chosen as the Deputy Chief Whip after being re-elected to the House in 2007. The House Committee on Rules & Business, Communications, Judiciary, Inter-Parliamentary, and Water Resources are just a few of the committees that Tambuwal has served on at various points in time. He also participated in the Constitution Review Ad hoc Committee of the House.

Under the PDP platform, Aminu Tambuwal was re-elected to the legislature to serve the Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency for a third consecutive term. He was duly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives in June of that same year following a contentious contest in the Lower House. Tambuwal, who has a history of switching parties, left the incumbent People’s Democratic Party for the All-Peoples Congress in October 2014 in anticipation of the 2015 general elections, in which he planned to run for governor of Sokoto State. Tambuwal ran for and won the Sokoto State governorship election on April 11, 2015. He was inaugurated on 29 May 2015

Aminu Tambuwal's Biography, Networth, family life, achievements, and political ambitions

Aminu Tambuwal’s Biography, Networth, family life, achievements, and political ambitions

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Family life

Tambuwal is the adoring spouse of Hajiya Maryam Mairo and Hajiya Mariya. Hajiya Mariya, who is said to be from the illustrious Sanyinna Royal family of Sokoto, arrived first, perhaps in 1995. She first met Aminu when he was “a sweet young law graduate from the neighboring town of Tambuwal,” as she recalls him. She was attracted to him, got married to him, gave birth to four children with him, and supported him ever since his early political aspirations. Maryam Mairo arrived 21 years later, a stunning 36-year-old lady who was well-educated, acquainted with the inner workings of power and status, and had made significant contributions to the telecommunications, oil and gas, IT, and energy industries. When Tambuwal was elected governor, he had to decide which of the two women would hold the position of first lady because having both women in that position might not be good for him. The first wife typically holds the post of First Lady, but such coincidences are out of the usual. Tambuwal adores both of his wives equally. Six children were born to Aminu Tambuwal. These kids were born to him and his first spouse, Hajiya Mariya Aminu Tambuwal, who he wed in 1994. However, it took years before his second wife was able to give birth to children. After several years of marriage, she at last gave birth to Aminu, her hero, a stunning baby girl who was an exact replica of him. It’s interesting that Aminu has received special praise for displaying admirable restraint and maturity. He stood with Mairo passionately and faithfully whereas so many other men would have taken mistresses out of wedlock and tortured their wives for not bearing them children.

Aminu Tambuwal’s Net Worth

Aminu Tambuwal, a former speaker of the Nigerian house of representatives, is said to have a $22 million net worth.

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