Sa’idu Ahmad Alkali is a Nigerian politician who has made significant contributions to Nigerian politics. He has served as the Senator for Gombe North senatorial district and currently holds the position of Minister of interior in Nigeria. This article will provide detailed information about his biography, education, career, and more.
Sa’idu Ahmad Alkali Biography
Sa’idu Ahmad Alkali was born on February 12, 1969. He hails from Gombe State, Nigeria, and holds the honorary title of Sarkin Gabas Dukku. Alkali pursued his education and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He began his career as a public servant and later ventured into politics, leaving a mark in the field.
Sa’idu Ahmad Alkali Political Career
Alkali’s political journey began in 2010 when he was elected as the Senator for the Gombe North senatorial district of Gombe State. This election followed the unfortunate passing of the incumbent Senator Kawu Peto Dukku. Alkali’s victory in the subsequent by-elections showcased his growing influence and popularity among the constituents.
In the 2011 General elections, Alkali ran on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform and secured his re-election as the Senator for Gombe North. This victory further solidified his position in Nigerian politics. He continued to serve as a representative of the district, working towards the betterment of his constituents.
Alkali’s political journey faced both successes and setbacks. In the 2019 General elections, he defeated former Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, securing his position once again. However, in the 2023 general elections, Alkali lost the Gombe North Senatorial seat to Dankwambo, marking a revenge victory for the latter.
Throughout his political career, Sa’idu Ahmad Alkali has made significant contributions to Nigerian politics. His ability to bridge various political platforms and work across party lines has earned him recognition and respect.
Alkali’s appointment as the Minister of Interior by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in August 2023 showcases his capability and trust in serving at the national level.
Awards and Honors
Sa’idu Ahmad Alkali has been honored as a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration.