Dikko Umar Radda is a Nigerian economist and politician. He is the is the current governor of Katsina State and was born in Kastina State.
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Full Names: Dikko Umar Radda
Date of birth:
Partners: Hajiya Fatima Dikko Umar Radda, Zulaihat Dikko Umar Radda
Occupation: Economist, politician
Education: Ahmadu Bello University
Dikko Radda Biography, Age, Education, Family, Politican Career
Dikko Umar Radda is a Nigerian economist and politician who is the current governor of Katsina State since 2023. He was born on 10 September 1969 in Hayin Gada Town, a Fulani from Dutsin-Ma Local government area of Katsina state, Nigeria.
Radda started his basic education at Radda Primary School from 1974 to 1980. He went to Zaria Teachers College between 1980 and 1985. And also he attended Kafanchan College of Education in 1986–1990, where he obtained his NCE certificate.
Later attended Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi in 1992–1996, where he completed his B-Tech.Agric Economic and Extension (Hons) studies, then he got admission into Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1998- 2004 where he received MSC Agric Extension and Rural Sociology 2004.
He returned to ABU Zaria in 2005 to obtain a master’s degree in international affairs and diplomacy. He completed his Ph.D. in Agriculture and Rural Sociology in 2015.
Radda’s early political career began in 2013 when he held posts in the All Progressives Congress (APC) party hierarchy, which saw him emerge as the APC National Welfare Secretary, a position he held for a period of one year, from 2014 to 2015.
After the 2015 general elections, he was appointed as Chief of Staff to the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari. He was elected governor of Katsina State in the 2023 Nigerian gubernatorial elections.
Radda is married to Hajiya Fatima Dikko Umar Radda and Zulaihat Dikko Umar Radda, and they are blessed with beautiful children. He is a devout Muslim and is actively involved in community service.
He is also a lover of cars and has a collection of luxury cars. He owns a mansion in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.