Garba Nadama (1938 – 4 May 2020) was a Nigerian politician who was the second civilian governor of Sokoto State, Nigeria, in the short-lived Nigerian Second Republic, holding office from January 1982 to November 1983. He succeeded Shehu Kangiwa, who had died in a polo accident.
|Governor of Sokoto State|
January 1982 – December 1983
|Preceded by||Shehu Kangiwa|
|Succeeded by||Garba Duba|
|Died||4 May 2020(aged 81–82)|
|Political party||National Party of Nigeria|
|Alma mater||Ahmadu Bello University (PhD)|
Nadama was a fierce rival of Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau for the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) nomination for Sokoto deputy governor in 1979. He was described as a quiet, urbane and principled conservative politician. In July 1982 Sokoto State received a N96 million loan from the World Bank. In December 1982, the Federal government provided N400,000 to Sokoto State to use in reducing gully erosion. Nadama described the amount as meager and insufficient to handle the problem. On 8 March 1993 he commissioned a new transmitter for the Nigerian Television Authority in Gusau.The Federal Polytechnic, Kaura-Namoda (now in Zamfara State) was established during his tenure.
Nadama became a member of the National Political Reform Council, and later became a prominent member of People's Democratic Party (PDP). Nadama became a director of Societe Generale Bank Nigeria (SGBN). In April 2008, he was deputy National Secretary of a committee to review recommendations for resolving internal differences in the PDP.
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