Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna is a Nigerian health personnel, businessman, and politician. He was born on August 6, 1967, in Kano city, Kano State, Nigeria. Gawuna is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) political party and has been active in politics since 1999. He has held several political positions, including Chairman of Nassarawa Local Government Area, Commissioner for Agriculture, and Deputy Governor of Kano State. In this article, we will explore his life, career, and net worth.
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Full name: Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna
Date of birth: 6th August, 1967
Age: 56 years
Spouse: Hafsatu Gawuna
Children: Yahya; Fatima; Yusuf; Maryam; Hafsat
Political party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna Biography and Early Life
Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna was born on August 6, 1967, in Kano city, Kano State, Nigeria. He grew up in Kano and attended Government Secondary School, Nassarawa. After completing his secondary education, he proceeded to Bayero University, Kano, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 1990.
Gawuna comes from a family of politicians. His father, Yusuf Gawuna, was a prominent politician in Kano State, and his mother was a teacher. He is married to Hafsatu Gawuna, and they have several children, including Yahya, Fatima, Yusuf, Maryam, and Hafsat.
Career and Politics
Gawuna began his political career in 1999 when he joined the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). He served as the Chairman of Nassarawa Local Government Area for eight years under the ANPP. In 2014, he was appointed as the Commissioner for Agriculture by former Governor of Kano State Engineer Rabiu Kwankwaso. He retained his position as Commissioner for Agriculture when Abdullahi Umar Ganduje became the Governor of Kano State in 2015.
In 2018, Gawuna was appointed as the Deputy Governor of Kano State by Governor Ganduje after the resignation of the former Deputy Governor Professor Hafiz Abubakar. He served as Deputy Governor of Kano State from 2018 to 2023.
In May 2022, Gawuna became the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Kano State gubernatorial election. Governor Ganduje anointed him to be his successor in the 2023 Nigeria General Election 123. Gawuna’s victory at the Appeal Court in November 2023 affirmed his victory in the Kano State gubernatorial election, which was held on March 18th, 2023.
Governor Ganduje expressed his excitement over Gawuna’s victory, describing it as a victory for Kano people 546.
Gawuna is a devout Muslim and is known for his philanthropic activities. He is actively involved in community development projects and has contributed significantly to the development of Kano State.
Gawuna’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. He has been a prominent player in the execution of several policies and programs aimed at bettering the lives of the people of Kano State while serving as the state’s deputy governor.