Rabiu Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso: Age, Net Worth, House, Cars, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings & Political History

Rabiu Kwankwaso Basic Information

Stage Name: Rabiu Kwankwaso
Real Name: Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 21 October 1956 (66) Years Old
Place of Birth: Kwankwaso, Kano State, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married
  • Middlesex Polytechnic
  • Loughborough University of Technology
  • Sharda University, India
Height: 1.88 m
Net Worth: $21M

Rabiu Kwankwaso Biography

Born on October 21, 1956, in Nigeria, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, FNSE, FNIQS, served as Kano state governor from 1999 to 2003 and again from 2011 to 2015. From 2003 to 2007, while Olusegun Obasanjo was President, he served as the Fourth Republic’s first Minister of Defence without any prior military experience after losing his bid for reelection in 2003.

Later, in 2015, he was chosen to represent Kano Central Senatorial District in the Senate for a single term on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform. He is the New Nigeria Peoples Party’s current national leader. The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has officially announced Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso as their presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.

Rabiu Kwankwaso, Yours Truly, People, March 22, 2023


Net Worth

Rabiu Kwankwaso is one of the top 10 most powerful politicians in the northern region of Nigeria; his net worth is approximately $21 million (N10 billion Naira). According to reports, Rabiu Kwankwaso earned over $10 million while serving as governor of Kano State, $4 million as the defense minister, and over $7 million as a senator.


His houses have not been disclosed to the public.


The car(s) he drives have remained under wraps, kept away from the media.



Rabiu Kwankwaso has a successful marriage. He was divorced from his first wife in 1999, and he married Salamatu Rabiu Musa the following year. From both his first and second wives, he has eight kids.


Rabiu Kwankwaso altogether has eight children from their first and second wives. However, because he keeps his personal business sealed from the public, there aren’t much details available about his children.


His father was the village chief of Kwankwaso with the title of Sarkin Fulani, Dagacin Kwankwaso. The Kano Emirate Council of Emir Ado Bayero raised him to the position of district chief of Madobi with the title of Majidadin Kano, Hakimin Madobi. His mother’s details are not known.


There isn’t much information regarding the Rabiu Kwankwaso siblings on the internet. However, Comrade Inuwa Musa, senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s younger brother, has passed away. Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the Coordinator of the Kwankwasiyya Media Center, released a statement announcing Comrade Musa’s passing.

Political Career

In 1975, Kwankwaso began working for the Kano State Water Resources and Engineering Construction Agency of the Kano State Government. He worked there for seventeen years in various positions before becoming the headwater engineer. 1992, Kwankwaso entered politics on the Social Democratic Party’s platform (SDP). He belonged to the SDP section known as the People’s Front, which General Shehu Yar’adua headed. He was chosen to represent the Madobi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. His subsequent election as the House’s deputy speaker propelled him into the spotlight of American politics.

As a representative of the People’s Democratic Movement, led by Yar’adua, Kwankwaso was chosen as a delegate from Kano during the 1995 Constitutional Conference. Later, he joined the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) and participated in Gen. Sani Abacha’s transition plan. In 1998, Kwankwaso joined the PDP. He ran for governor of Kano State in 1999 and lost, but he did run again in 2003. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo named him the Minister of Defense after he lost his bid for reelection in 2003.

In 2011, he was re-elected as governor, and on the APC platform in 2015, he was chosen to represent Kano Central as a senator. However, until May 30, when he defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party, he remained a PDP member (NNPP). On June 8, Kwankwaso was announced as the NNPP’s nominee for President in the 2023 general elections.

Tribe & Religion

Rabiu Kwankwaso was born into a Sunni Fulani Family of the Genawa Fulani Clan. He is a Muslim by religion.

Popular Questions

Did Rabiu Kwankwaso step down for Atiku?

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) says its Presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, will not step down for anyone.

Did Rabiu Kwankwaso step down for Peter Obi?

He didn’t and will not step down for anyone, including Peter Obi.

When did Rabiu Kwankwaso decamp to NNPP?

Kwankwaso resigned his membership from the PDP in a letter he signed dated March 29, 2022.

Did Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso merge?

Kwankwaso and Obi had engaged in a brief discussion about a possible joint ticket ahead of the 2023 polls, but the matter died a natural death.

How many wives does Rabiu Kwankwaso have?

Rabiu Kwankwaso is the husband of one wife. In 1999, he divorced his first wife and married another woman.

How old is Rabiu Kwankwaso?

Mr. Kwankwaso is 66 and will be 67 by October 21, 2023.

Is Rabiu Kwankwaso contesting for president?

Yes, he is vying for the position of President under the NNPP party.

Is Rabiu Kwankwaso Hausa?

Mr. Kwankwaso was born into a Sunni Fulani Family of the Genawa Fulani Clan.

Is Rabiu Kwankwaso a Ph.D. holder?

He bagged his Ph.D. in water engineering at Sharda University, India, in 2022.

Who is Rabiu Kwankwaso's wife?

Rabiu Kwankwaso is happily married to his wife, Salamatu Rabiu Musa. They got married in 2000.

Which party does Rabiu Kwankwaso belong to?

He belongs to the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

Who is Rabiu Kwankwaso's running mate?

He picked Isaac Idahosa, general overseer of God First Ministry, as his running mate.

Was Rabiu Kwankwaso a good governor?

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has described his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, as the best civilian governor the state has had since the late Abubakar Rimi. He must have been an excellent governor to receive such praises.

What did Rabiu Kwankwaso say about Tinubu?

He says, “…Ordinarily, if I cannot get it, I can recommend him, but it’s going to be like building something on zero.”

What did Rabiu Kwankwaso say about Peter Obi?

According to an interview, he wants Obi to step down for him and defect to his party to give the South-easterners another chance to play on the national stage. He continued adamantly, saying, ‘’So the thinking is that it is not whether I like it or I don’t like it, the facts remain that everybody will lose. He will lose, I will lose.”

What tribe is Rabiu Kwankwaso?

He is of the Genawa Fulani Clan.

What does Rabiu Kwankwaso mean in Hausa?

The name Rabiu is of Arabic origin and means “Rabiu” is the Arabic language name which means “FOURTH,” while “Kwankwaso” is the name of a city in Kano State, Nigeria.

What is the name of Rabiu Kwankwaso's new party?

He co-opted the New Nigeria Peoples Party as the movement’s political wing and became the party’s national leader on March 30, 2022.

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