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).[1]

Muhammed Danjuma Goje
Minister Of State, Power & Steel
In office
1999–2001
Executive Governor of Gombe State
In office
May 2003 – May 2011
Preceded byAbubakar Habu Hashidu
Succeeded byIbrahim Hassan Dankwambo
Senator Representing Gombe Central
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded byAudu Idris Umar
Personal details
Born (1952-10-10) 10 October 1952 (age 68)
Pindiga, Akko, Gombe State, Nigeria
Political partyAll Progressive Congress(APC)
Spouse(s)Late Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Goje
Hajiya Aisha Munira Goje
Children9
Alma materAhmadu Bello University, Zaria
Websitewww.danjumagoje.com

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.[2] In the April 2011 elections, he was elected Senator for Gombe Central on the PDP ticket.

Senate PresidencyEdit

Senator Goje stepped down [3]for Senator Lawan from the Senate Presidency race after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Awards and honoursEdit

  • Awards of Excellence and Exemplary Leadership, (YOWICAN)[4]
  • Award of Excellence, Nigerian Medical Association[4]
  • Special Merit Award (ASCON)[4]
  • Youth Merit Award, 2009[4]
  • Merit Award (NIOB)[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ John Bulus (14 April 2011). "Presidential contests: PDP set for repeat success in Gombe". Vanguard. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  3. ^ Television, Oak (6 June 2019). "Goje steps down for Lawan after meeting with Buhari". OAK TV.
  4. ^ a b c d e "National Assembly | Federal Republic of Nigeria".

See alsoEdit