Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia (born 1965) is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who has served as the deputy chief of staff to the president of Nigeria (office of the vice president) since 2023. He previously served as the Senator representing Jigawa North-East from 2019 to 2023,[1][2] and as deputy Governor of Jigawa State from 2001 to 2007 and from 2015 to 2019.[3]

Ibrahim Hadejia
Deputy Chief of Staff to the President
Assumed office
14 June 2023
PresidentBola Tinubu
Preceded byAde Ipaye
Senator for Jigawa North-East
In office
11 June 2019 – 11 June 2023
Preceded byUbali Shittu
Succeeded byAhmad Abdulhamid Malam Madori
Deputy Governor of Jigawa State
In office
29 May 2015 – 29 May 2019
GovernorBadaru Abubakar
Preceded byAhmad Mahmud
Succeeded byUmar Namadi
In office
2001 – 29 May 2007
GovernorSaminu Turaki
Succeeded byAhmad Mahmud
Attorney General of Jigawa State
In office
GovernorSaminu Turaki
Personal details
Born1965 (age 57–58)
Jigawa State, Nigeria
Political partyAll Progressives Congress
Alma mater
  • Politician
  • lawyer

Education edit

Hadejia attended Sacred Heart Primary School Kaduna and Barewa College Zaria, after which he enrolled in the School of Basic Studies at Ahmadu Bello University for a year, passing the IJMB, which gave him the opportunity for direct admission in a degree course in law at the same institution in 1983. He graduated with a law degree in 1986 and went to the Law School Lagos for his B.L. qualification and subsequent call to Nigerian Bar. He also enrolled in diploma course at Oxford University, where he obtained a diploma in computing.[4]

Career edit


Hadejia did his mandatory Youth Service in Lagos and worked for a year with Credit and Finance International, a finance house as in-house counsel and company secretary.

Two years later, he joined Liberty Merchant Bank Lagos, where he worked in credit administration, banking operations and international treasury for eight years.

He was appointed Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in Jigawa State in 1999 and promoted to secretary to the state government two years later.

He was appointed the Deputy Governor before the elections in 2003 and ran again as a Deputy Governor on the ANPP tickets a few months later and continued in that position till 2007.

From 2007 to 2014, he was engaged in private business in the insurance, construction and security consultancy sector and was also a partner in the law form of Hassan,Iman & co.[4][5]

Politics edit

In 2014, he was involved in the formation of the All Progressive Congress APC as a state leader of the ANPP, one of the three political parties that formed alliance and was elected Deputy Governor of Jigawa State on joint serving in that role from 2015 to 2018. He ran for and won a senate seat in 2018 and is currently the senator representing the Jigawa North East senatorial zone.[6][7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Jigawa deputy governor wins senatorial seat". 25 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Dailytrust News, Sports and Business, Politics | Dailytrust". Daily Trust. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  3. ^ "How I survived as deputy to two governors — Senator Hadeija". Vanguard News. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  4. ^ a b Lead, Bureau (6 March 2019). "NEWBIES: Ex deputy governor, Hadejia, joins team Jigawa in Senate". ORDER PAPER. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  5. ^ "2019: Jigawa Dep Gov declares for Senate". Daily Trust. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Party managers must change perception about internal democracy". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 26 April 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Jigawa deputy governor wins senatorial seat". 25 February 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2021.