Biography Of Senator Aliyu Ahmed Wadada


Currently, Ahmed Aliyu is Secretary & Group Chief Legal Officer at BUA Group, Secretary at BUA Cement Plc and Secretary at Nigeria Federal Ministry of Finance.

He is also on the board of African Export-Import Bank and Member of International Bar Association, Member of Nigerian Bar Association and Member of The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria Ltd.

He previously held the position of Secretary for Cement Co. of Northern Nigeria Plc and Member of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.


D.O.B – 15th of October, 1964

State of Origin – Keffi, Keffi Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

Spouses – Hajiyam Maryam and Hajiya Zainab Ahmed


He started his educational pursuit at Abdu Zanga Primary School Keffi in 1972 where obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1978. He completed his secondary education at the prestigious Government Secondary School Miango, Jos Plateau state where he earned his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1983.

To further strengthen his academic standing, in 1984, Wadada proceeded to Preliminary Studies (SPS) Keffi. He went ahead to the Federal Polytecnic Nasarawa where he obtained his National Diploma in Business Administration in 1987. In 1993, Honourable Wadada finalised his Higher National Diploma (HND) at the same institution.

Educational achievements

His leadership abilities and selfless attitudes permeated his entire academic history. While at Abdu Zanga Primary School, he was the class monitor from 1972-1977. At the same school, he was appointed as the Senior Prefect from 1977-1978. The same scenario transpired at the Government Secondary School Miango, Jos Plateau state where he was appointed as the Social Prefect from 1982 to 1983. He saw very resourceful in his community. He was elected twice as the Director of Socials by the KeffiStudents Association (KESA) from 1981-1983. To begin his journey for social development, he founded Association for Better Keffi (ABK) in 1991.


As an astute professional, Honourable Ahmed Aliyu Wadada started his career with the Unite Bank for Africa as a Senior Clerk from 1988 to 1991. He later worked with the Benue Cement Company Gboko for his National Youth Service as a Procurement Officer from 1993 to 1994. He joined Kana Tobacco Distribution Company as a Distribution Manager from1996 to 1997. Before he ventured into partisan politics, he worked with Vision Group from 1997 to 2002.


Hon. Wadada is a two-term member of Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives (2003-2011). He was the pioneer Chairman of the House Committee on Capital Markets and Institutions, and was concurrently a member of the House Committees on Gas, National Security and Intelligence, and Media and Publicity.

In his second term in the House of Representatives, he was the Chairman of the House Committee on Information and National Orientation, a member of Committees of the Federal Capital Territory, Sports, and Police Affairs.

Between 2011 and 2012, Hon Wadada was appointed Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Hon. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory on Budget, Project monitoring and Evaluation and National Assembly matters.

He has attended international conferences, seminars, and workshops in Canada, the United States of America, Jordan, Kenya, and Sri Lanka. He is the recipient of many awards granted by various Nigerian organisations.

Global achievements

In 2003, Honourable Wadada was elected to represent the good people of Keffi, Karu and Kokona Federal Constituency. Within his eight years at the Federal House of Representative (2003 to 2011). He sponsored and moved several bills and motions in the green chamber.

  • ( HB.90) Tobacco Control Bill, 2004 Bill consolidation with ( HB.74)
  • Federal Capital Territory Development Agency Bill 2005 ( HB.200)
  • ( HB.201) Chartered Institute of Capital Market Registration Bill, 2005
  • ( HB.247) Investments and Securities Tribunal Bill, 2006
  • Investment and Securities 2006 ( HB.273)
  • Motion on Investigation of Afri-Bank Public Offer-2006
  • Motion on NNPC/Daewoo Crude Lifting Joint Venture-2007
  • Motion on Sale of African Petroleum (AP) Plc by NNPC-2007
  • Motion on Wanton Killings, Destruction of Public Properties and Illegal Arrests of some Indigenes of Garaku in Kokona LG of his constituency by the Police and urged the Federal Ministry of Works to Provide Speed Bumps across Garaku Town to forestall further occurrence of death on the road (HB.632009)
  • FCT Satellite Towns Development Commission Bill

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