Mohammed Danjuma Goje
Mohammed Danjuma Goje (born 10 October 1952) was a former Governor of Gombe State, Nigeria under the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), taking office on 29 May 2003 during the 2003 Gombe State gubernatorial election. He is now a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Muhammed Danjuma Goje
|Minister Of State, Power & Steel|
|Executive Governor of Gombe State|
May 2003 – May 2011
|Preceded by||Abubakar Habu Hashidu|
|Succeeded by||Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo|
|Senator Representing Gombe Central|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Audu Idris Umar|
|Born||10 October 1952|
Pindiga, Akko, Gombe State, Nigeria
|Political party||All Progressive Congress(APC)|
|Spouse(s)||Late Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Goje |
Hajiya Aisha Munira Goje
|Alma mater||Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria|
Goje was born in Pindiga, Akko, Gombe State. He studied Political Science and graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. He was a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly from 1979 to 1983. Goje became the Secretary of the National Institute For Medical Research in Yaba, Lagos State in 1984, continuing until 1989. On 25 April 1998 Goje contested and won the seat of Senator representing Gombe Senatorial District on the platform of United Nigeria Congress Party conducted by the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON) in the aborted democratic transition of General Sani Abacha.He went on to establish his own organization, Zaina Nigeria Ltd, from 1989 to 1999. The company was named after his mother, Hajiya Zainab. Goje contested for the seat of Senator in the Nigerian National Assembly in 1998 and later on became the Minister of State, Power and Steel from 1999 to 2001 under President Olusegun Obasanjo. In the April 2011 elections, he was elected Senator for Gombe Central on the PDP ticket.
Awards and honoursEdit
- Hassan, Ayuba (23 October 2007). "Governor Danjuma Goje @ 55". Leadership. Leadership Newspapers Group Limited, Abuja. Archived from the original on 16 December 2007. Retrieved 23 October 2007.
- John Bulus (14 April 2011). "Presidential contests: PDP set for repeat success in Gombe". Vanguard. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
- Television, Oak (6 June 2019). "Goje steps down for Lawan after meeting with Buhari". OAK TV.
- "National Assembly | Federal Republic of Nigeria".