Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan,a senator representing Yobe North Constituency on Tuesday, won the office President of the 9th Senate.
Ibrahim Lawan was born on January 12, 1959 in Gashua, Yobe State.
He completed his elementary education at Sabon Gari Primary School, Gashua in 1974. He then went to Government Secondary School, Gashua where he acquired his O’Level certificate.
Ibrahim obtained a Bachelors degree in Geography, in 1984, at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.
Lawan achieved a Master’s degree in Remote Sensing from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Furthermore, he obtained a Doctorate degree in Remote Sensing/GIS from Cranfield University, UK, in 1990 -1996 accordingly.
Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan worked in the Yobe state civil service as an Education Officer in the Ministry of Education from 1985 to 1986.
He was later given a lecturing at the University of Maiduguri, where he taught for 10 years from 1987 to 1997.
In 1999, Lawan was emeraged winner of House of Representatives. He was the chairman of the committee on Education and Agriculture.
In 2007, he was was elected Senator on the ground of the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP).
Later in In 2009, he was chairman of the Senate committee on Public Accounts, were he invented the Desertification Control Commission Bill.
Again In 2011, Ahmed Ibrahim was re-elected the Senator representing Yobe North Senatorial District for the second term with the same party.
He won a third term in office under APC in the 2015 elections and was Majority Leader till the 8th Senate got dissolved.
In 2019, Lawan won a fourth term also on the APC platform. He was then declared the senate president on June 11, 2019.
The new Senate President is a Muslim, married with children and holds local titles of Dan Masanin Bade and Garkuwan Daliban Gamuit