NAME:Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai
DATE OF BIRTH:16 February 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kaduna State
MARRIED TO: Hadiza Isma El-Rufa
EDUCATION: He went to secondary school in the prestigious barewa college, where he graduated at the top of the class, winning the coveted “Barewa old boys’ association academic achievement” trophy in 1976,incidentally, in barewa college zaria, the former president umaru yar’adua was the house captain of mallam smith house which was nasir’s dormitory as a junior,he went off to ahmadu bello university, zaria, earning a bachelor in quantity surveying degree with first class honors
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Established a quantity surveying and project management consulting firm in 1982 with three other partners.
The firm was quite successful, handling mainly building and civil engineering projects in nigeria, and made the partners wealthy millionaires while still in their twenties.
From november 1999 to july 2003, he was the director general of the bureau of public enterprises and the secretary of the national council of privatization where he spearheaded the privatisation of many government owned companies alongside the controversial former vice-president.
El-rufai is a known crusader against corruption, having previously successfully exposed two senators that demanded bribes from him to ease his ministerial confirmation