Rabiu Kwankwaso: Age, Net Worth, House, Cars, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings & Political History
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Rabiu Kwankwaso Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Rabiu Kwankwaso|
|Real Name:||Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||21 October 1956 (66) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Kwankwaso, Kano State, Nigeria|
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 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.
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.