Here is the complete biography and life history of AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who is the Governor of Kwara state.
Businessman and philanthropist Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaq is the incumbent Governor of Kwara state following his victory at the 2019 general elections.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq profile and personal details
- Full Name: Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaq
- Political post: Governor of Kwara state
- Date of Birth: 5th February 1960 (59 years old)
- Origin: Ilorin West local government, Kwara State
- Born: Zaria
- Political Party: All Progressive Congress (APC)
- Wife: Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrahman
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Early and personal life history
Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaq, who is now 59-years-old was born February 5, 1960, in Zaria, Nigeria.
He was born into the family of the first lawyer from the country’s northern region, AbdulGaniyu F. (AGF) Abdul Razaq (SAN) who holds the prominent traditional titles of Mutawalin Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria).
Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaq is married with children.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Education
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who was born in Zaria, attended Capital School Kaduna between 1966 and 1968; Bishop Smith Memorial School Ilorin between 1970 and 1971; and Government College Kaduna – where he sat his West African School Certificate Examination (WASC).
He didn’t further his education his West African School Certificate Examination (WASC), as he opted to become an entrepreneur.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Career
Now let’s move on to the career of AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, I am sure this is one part of his life that would surely interest a lot of you.
Just like we said earlier, he decided to focus on business rather than further his education, and he would go on to make history at the age of 31 when he founded Nigeria’s first indigenous oil and gas trading companies, NOPA Oil Services and First Fuels. This was the first indigenous company to lift crude oil and petroleum products to the United States, Europe and Asia.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is a consultant to various multinational oil companies and governments including Ghana and Cote D’Ívoire.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Political Career
His success in business and background always made him look politics bound. His father, Alhaji AGF Abdul Razaq (SAN), is a prominent statesman who fought for Nigeria’s Independence and a Federal Minister the First Republic in 1965.
His sibling has also held a political position in the past, his sister Senator Khairat Razaq-Gwadabe was the Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory from 1999 to 2003.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has also been in the political scene for quite some time now, he ran for the office of governor as the CPC candidate in Kwara State but lost to PDP’s Abdulfattah Ahmed in 2011.
In the 2015 General Elections, Abdul Rahman ran on the PDP ticket for the Kwara Central Senatorial Seat.
He won the gubernatorial primary election in the October 2018 APC’s keenly contested direct primaries, Abdul Rahman was declared the party’s candidate for the governorship election slated for 9th March, 2019.
Alhaji Adulrahman Abdulrazaq was elected to the Office of the Governor of Kwara State at the 2019 governorship election held on March 9, 2019 and sworn in on May 29,2019.
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