Zamfara Gov Dauda Lawal declares N9trn assets


Photo: Gov Dauda Lawal of Zamfara

Zamfara Gov Dauda Lawal declares N9trn assets

Newly sworn-in Governor of Zamfara state, Dauda Lawal, has made a declaration of N9 trillion in personal cash, investment and property assets.

The Governor claimed in his assets declaration form that he is worth N9,000,000,000,000.00, which is the equivalent of 12 billion dollars.

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Lawal, who is a former Executive Director of First Bank of Nigeria Plc., also worked with a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke.

Periscope International reports that the Code of Conduct Bureau had mandated all newly elected Governors to declare their assets and submit their forms to the Bureau before their inauguration on May 29.

Lawal was born on the 2nd of September 1965 in Gusau, the state capital. He obtained both Bachelor’s (1984 – 1987) and Master of Science degrees in Political Science (1989 – 1992) from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in Kaduna state.

He started his working career in 1989 as a political education officer with the Agency for Mass Mobilization for Social and Economic Reliance Nigeria. In 1989, he joined Westex Nigeria Limited as an Assistant General Manager.

Lawal soon left the shores of the country in 1994 for an appointment at the Embassy of Nigeria, Washington, DC, USA as Assistant Consular Officer (Immigration). He was on that job role for six years before moving up the radar in 2000 as Chief Protocol Officer till 2003 when he returned to Nigeria.

After his return to Nigeria in 2003, Lawal was engaged in banking, community service, and academic self-improvement.

He worked assiduously surpassing his targets regularly. He joined the Board of First Bank in 2012 as the Executive Director, Public Sector, North before being appointed as the Executive Director, North.

He was also Executive Vice President, Public Sector (North), and held several management positions within the bank including Business Development Manager (BDM), Maitama, Abuja, where he grew the bank’s business with the Abuja Metropolis as his principal remit.

He has over 26 years post-qualification experience which covers commercial and public-sector banking. He is a two-time recipient of the First Bank CEO Merit Award for Outstanding Performance as the “Best Business Development Manager” in 2006 and “The Most Enterprising Staff” in 2009.

He resigned as the Executive Director of First Bank in 2018 channeling his energy into philanthropy and charity works.

According to feelers from the state, the Governor invested heavily in promoting the welfare of others and providing support to public institutions, especially in areas of education.

Lawal contested the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary for Zamfara State in 2018 but lost to Mukhtar Shehu Idris.

He ran again in the PDP primary in 2022 and was nominated as the party’s flag bearer and subsequently unseated incumbent Gov Bello Matawalle of the APC to become governor on PDP platform.

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