Notable Alumni: Usman Bayero Nafada
Usman Bayero Nafada (born January 1961) is the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He is a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member and represents the Dukku/Nafada Federal Constituency of Gombe State. He is the 2019 Peoples Democratic Party’s Governortorial Candidate in Gombe State.
Early life and education
Nafada was born in January 1961 in Gombe State to Bayero Nafada.
He holds a Teacher’s Certificate from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State and degrees in accountancy from both ABU and the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State.
Nafada was a member of the Gombe House of Assembly for the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) from 1999 until 2003, and held the post of Speaker starting in June of that term. He was also previously the Assistant State Auditor of Gombe State.
Nafada was elected to the national House of Representatives in 2003 as an ANPP candidate for Dukku/Nafada, but switched to PDP membership when his state began to vote that way. After the resignation of Babangida Nguroje amid the Patricia Etteh corruption scandal, Friday Itulah of Edo State nominated Nafada to succeed Nguroje as Deputy Speaker. He was elected unopposed on November 2, 2007. However, in July 2018, less than a year to the next national election, Senator Nafada, along with 14 other members defected from APC to PDP in an effort to cripple the APC-led administration due to their sour relationship with the presidency or important elites of the party.
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