NEWBIES: INEC contractor, Mohammed Musa, to represent Niger-east in senate

OrderPaperToday – The just concluded election has opened the senate door for Mohammed Sani Musa as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him as the winner of the Niger East senatorial district in the National Assembly election.

INEC’s Returning Officer for the Niger East Senatorial District elections, Prof Audu Jiga, announced that Musa of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled a total of 229,415 votes to defeat his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Barrister Ishaku Ibrahim who got 116,143.

The senator-elect was born on the 11 May 1965 at Minna Niger State Nigeria. He has Diploma in Insurance in ABU Zaria (1986), B.Sc (Hon) Business Administration, ABU Zaria (Specializing in Banking and Finance) in 1990, Postgraduate certificate in Public Policy and Management University of London (2007); Professional Certificate in Conflict Analysis, United States Institute of Peace (2007); graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA (2008). He also attended Harvard Business School, Harvard University Cambridge Boston USA (2012). Postgraduate Certificate in International Management of the University of Liverpool (2012).

Mr. Sani is currently the President/CEO of ACT Technologies Ltd and was a former Special Adviser on Investment & Infrastructure Niger State Government and Director / Member of the Board of Directors of the Niger State Development Company Limited (NSDC).

He was also Chairman, Task Force on Environmental Management and Member, Niger State Economic & Social Advisory Council. He is an associate Member of Niger Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture Minna, Patron, Tea and Coffee Producers Association of Nigeria. Member, National Sesame Seed Association of Nigeria; Member, Board of Trustees, National Shea Products Association of Nigeria, Member, Stakeholders group on the Diversification of Commerce in Nigeria (Commerce 44); Member, Shippers Association of Nigeria.

He is currently the President/CEO of Sensitive Logistics Services Limited and a Director of many other companies across diverse sectors of the economy spanning shipping, oil and gas, real estate, secure identity and smart card production and manufacturing.

Mr. Musa’s involvement with the procurement of sensitive ICT equipment for INEC has been a controversial tiff with many analysts crying foul over conflict of interest claims.

He is married to Sa’adatu Sani with four (4) Children: Zainab, Suleiman, Ibrahim and Aisha.

Reporting by Owokade Oluwatomilade

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