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Uba Sani

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Senator Uba Sani was born on the 31st of December, 1970 in Zaria, Kaduna State. He was sworn-in as the democratically elected Governor of Kaduna State on May 29th, 2023. An advocate for democratic value and public service, Senator Uba Sani has served in the following capacities: Ministry of Works and Housing, as a Senior Special Assistant to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Special Adviser to the Minister of the FCT on Political Affairs, Special Adviser on Political Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations to Governor Nasir El-Rufai. In 2019, he was elected as a Senator representing the people of Kaduna Central Senatorial District, a position which he held until May 29th, 2023 when he was sworn in as the Executive Governor of Kaduna State. Living up to his status as a bona fide patriot, Senator Uba Sani protested against military authoritarianism in Nigeria, leaving behind a footprint of bravery and patriotism. He deployed his organization and networking skills in creating a strategic base for the pro-democracy movement in Northern Nigeria. He also made ample use of his civil society organization, the Movement for Freedom and Justice to champion the rights of the underprivileged and offered them unfettered access to justice. He has held successfully the roles of the National Vice Chairman (North) of Campaign for Democracy (CD) and Deputy National Chairman (North) of the Joint Action Committee (JACON) led by the legendary Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN. In his service to the Nation and his Constituency as the then Senator representing Kaduna Central, he defied the odds, broke all barriers and exceeded the benchmark. Barely a month after he was sworn in as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Uba Sani was on the 30th of July 2019, appointed as the Chairman Senate committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions. His impactful contributions to nation building and human and social development has seen him achieve outstanding results in improving Nigeria’s Banking and Financial service Industry. Senator Uba Sani held the number one spot on the OrderPaper's Nigeria’s list of top 10 Senators of the 9th Assembly by Bills Progression (Productivity Index). He was also the top scorer on the Bills for North-West Geopolitical Zone. He facilitated and sponsored numerous projects both in human capital development and infrastructural sector to the people of Kaduna Central and Kaduna State in general, one of which is the construction of the N5Bn Faculty of Engineering at the Kaduna State University (KASU). The project is the largest project by the Federal Government in any state institution. All these feats were achieved as a first term Senator. Senator Uba Sani is a worthy example of a great legislator and patriotic nation builder. Senator Uba Sani left an indelible mark in the 9th Senate. He is rated as one of the best performing senators. He has over 32 member bills to his credit and has the singular distinction of having 3 of his bills assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. In recognition of his feats, He was adjudged as the Overall Most Valuable and Best Parliamentarian of the 9th National Assembly by OrderPaper Nigeria, the foremost Legislative Monitoring and Advocacy Group in Nigeria. Consequently, he was recently Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the OrderPaper Nigeria Group. A philanthropist at heart, He founded the Uba Sani Foundation, devoted to entrepreneurship and skills acquisition for youths, women and the underprivileged. The Foundation served as a unique window for training and and provision of job opportunities for energetic, young people in Kaduna State, thereby making the beneficiaries economically self-reliant. Senator Uba Sani is happily married with children and he is also a sports' enthusiast.


A Mechanical Engineer by training, he holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Calabar and a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Abuja.

Past Governors (4th Republic)

Nasir El-Rufai

2015 - 2023

Ahmed Makarfi

1999 - 2007

Ramalan Yero

2012 - 2015

Patrick Yakowa

2010 - 2012

Namadi Sambo

2007 - 2010

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