Biography Intro: Abubakar Malami is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who also serves as the Nigeria’s Minister for Justice and Attorney-General since November 2015.
NAME: Abubakar Malami
DATE OF BIRTH:17 April 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH: Birnin Kebbi
EDUCATION: University of Maiduguri, Usmanu Danfodiyo University
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: As a legal practitioner, Abubakar has served in various capacities including being a counsel and magistrate in Kebbi State and as National Legal Adviser of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change.
Abubakar Malami was actively involved in the formation of the All Progressives Congress in 2013 as the resource person to the Manifesto Drafting Sub-Committee of Inter Joint Party Merger Committees between the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
In 2014, Abubakar contested for the governorship ticket of the all progressives congress in Kebbi state but lost the primaries to Atiku Bugudu.
On november 11, 2015, Abubakar was appointed as minister for justice and attorney-general of the federal republic of Nigeria thus making him the youngest minister in Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.