Dauda Lawal Biography, Age, Early Life, Political Career And Net Worth

Dauda Lawal is a Nigerian banker and politician. He is currently serving as the Executive Governor of Zamfara State.

He was elected to the seat in 2023 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after defeating incumbent Governor Bello Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

We’d be seeing Dauda Lawal’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, partner, political career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles, and more.

Dauda Lawal Profile

Before we proceed, let’s explore Dauda Lawal’s profile and a few facts you’d love to know about him:

Full name: Dauda Lawal
Born: 2nd September 1965
Age: 58 years (2023)
Nationality: Nigerian
Parents: Lawal Muhammad Dare
Spouse: Hurriya Dauda-Lawal
Education: Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
Occupation: Politician, banker
Deputy: Malam Mani
Political party: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Net worth:

Dauda Lawal Biography and Educational Background

Dauda Lawal was born on the 2nd of September 1965 in Gusau, to the family of Lawal Muhammad Dare. His family is popularly known in the textile industry in Gusau because of Textile Don & Guru, a business run by his father. He is the third born of his parents.

From a very young age, he was taken to his maternal grandparent’s house in Guga village located in Katsina State. It was there that he received his primary education before proceeding to Government Secondary School, Kankia, to pursue his secondary education.

He obtained both a Bachelor’s in Political Science (1984 – 1987) and a Master of Science degree in Political Science/International Relations (1989 – 1992), both from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in Kaduna state. He also holds a Ph.D. in business administration from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

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In a bid to develop himself even more, Lawal has taken courses at prestigious universities, including the Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania; the International Faculty of Finance, London; London School of Economics, Lagos Business School and Oxford University Business School, Massachusetts, USA among others.

He is a Member, of the Institute of Corporate Administration, Nigeria; Institute of Directors, Nigeria; African Business Roundtable, and a fellow of the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration of Ghana and the Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria; Fellow.

He also has an honorary Doctorate degree in Business Administration (DBA) from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and another from the IHERIS University of Togo.

Banking Career

In 1989, Dauda Lawal embarked on his professional journey as a political education officer at the Agency for Mass Mobilization for Social and Economic Reliance Nigeria. Shortly after, in the same year, he assumed the role of assistant general manager at Westex Nigeria Limited. By 1994, he found himself serving as an assistant consular officer (immigration) and later as the chief protocol officer at the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, D.C., US.

In May 2003, he joined First Bank of Nigeria Plc, initially as a relationship manager in commercial banking. Over time, he excelled in various positions such as senior manager at the Abuja Area office, business development manager in Abuja, principal manager and group head PSG II, assistant general manager (business development manager) in Maitama, and deputy general manager (business development manager) in Maitama/group head public sector, Abuja. From October 2010 to September 2011, he attained the esteemed role of executive vice president, public sector North, at First Bank of Nigeria Plc. Subsequently, in September 2012, he assumed the position of executive director, Public Sector North, at the same institution.

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During the tenure of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Central Bank Governor, he served as a special adviser on Islamic banking. He played a pivotal role in implementing reforms that facilitated the establishment of Jaiz, TAJ, and Lotus banks.

Demonstrating unwavering dedication, he consistently exceeded his targets. In the period from 2010 to 2011, he ascended to the esteemed position of Executive Vice President, Public Sector North, at First Bank of Nigeria Plc. Joining the Board of First Bank in 2012, he assumed the role of Executive Director, Public Sector North. In 2014, he competed for the position of Managing Director/CEO of First Bank. Despite losing by a single vote, he made the bold decision to resign from the bank at the young age of 48.

Teaming up with his longtime friend Munir Umaru Baba, he co-founded Credent Capital and Advisory Limited. They launched the company with an initial capital base of $500 million, equivalent to approximately N100 billion. With a dedicated team of 15 skilled investment professionals, they have successfully invested and managed over $2 billion or N1 trillion for more than 175 clients worldwide since then.


Dauda Lawal\’s first step into politics was in 2019 when he aspired to be flag-bearer of the APC for the Governorship ticket of Zamfara State.

In 2022, he made another bid in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary and emerged as the party\’s flag bearer. In the subsequent gubernatorial elections held in March 2023, he achieved a notable victory by defeating the incumbent, Bello Matawalle, securing the position of governor of Zamfara State.

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He was declared the governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)after polling a total of 377,726 votes to defeat Bello Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 311,976.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Dauda Lawal on:

Facebook: Dauda Lawal
Instagram @dr.daudalawal
Twitter @Dr_DaudaLawal

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