Biography Intro: Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is a Nigerian senator who represents the All Progressive Congress in the Yobe North constituency of Yobe State. He became a senator in 2007. On Tuesday July 11, 2019, He was elected the senate president of the 9th assembly.
NAME: Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan
DATE OF BIRTH: 12 January 1959
PLACE OF BIRTH: Yobe
EDUCATION: He received a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Maiduguri, a master’s degree in remote sensing from Ahmadu Bello University and a doctorate degree in remote sensing/GIS.from Cranfield University, UK
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Elected to the House of Representatives for the northern state of Yobe in 1999, at different times Lawan chaired the House Committees on education and agriculture.
Lawan was elected to the Senate in 2007. In 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Constitution Review. In 2009, as chairman of the Senate committee on Public Accounts, Lawan initiated and sponsored the Desertification Control Commission Bill.
In August 2009, Senator Lawan spoke against the proposed Kafin Zaki Dam. He stated that the Tiga Dam and Challawa Gorge Dam had already reduced water flow drastically, and the Jama’are River was now the main source of water in the Yobe River. He said the dams caused intense poverty, increased desert encroachment, migration and conflicts between arable farmers and herdsmen.
Senator Lawan was on Tuesday July 11, 2019, elected the senate president of the 9th assembly.