Biography Intro: Abubakar Bukola Saraki is a Nigerian politician who has been President of the Nigeria’s Senate since 2015. Previously he was Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011. He was first elected to the Senate in April 2011, representing the Kwara Central senatorial district, and re-elected in the March 2015 elections.
NAME: Abubakar Bukola Saraki
DATE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1962
FATHER: Olusola Saraki
MARRIED TO: Toyin (née Ojora) Saraki
CHILDREN: Four children
HONORS AND AWARDS:
- Saraki was the first serving Nigerian governor to be awarded the National Honor of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in 2010. Other former governors also received the award that year.
- Outstanding Leadership Award was conferred on Saraki by the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed on 27 May 2017 (Saraki is one of eighteen former Governors to receive the award).