Biography Of Senator Ireti Kingibe


Ireti Heebah Kingibe is a Nigerian civil engineer and politician. She was elected member of the senate representing the FCT in the 2023 Nigerian elections under the Labour party. She is a younger sister of Ajoke Mohammed the wife of former Nigerian head of state Murtala Mohammed.

She was married to Baba Gana Kingibe, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation before they divorced.


D.O.B – 2 June 1954

State of Origin: Kano State

Place of birth

Profession – Politician , Engineer


Kingibe’s education started at Emotan preparatory school, after which she attended Queen’s College Lagos and Washington Irving High school for her secondary school education. She bagged a degree in Civil engineering from the University of Minnesota.


After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Ireti worked as a Quality Control engineer with Bradley Precast Concrete Inc. from 1978 to 1979.

She left to join the Minnesota Department of Transportation Design unit, where she worked as an engineer between 1979 and 1991.

She returned to Nigeria for her one-year mandatory service year between 1981 and 1982. She was posted to work as a project Supervisor with the Nigerian Air Force base in Ikeja, Lagos.

In 1982 she got to work with the New Nigeria Construction Company, Kaduna as a planning engineer. In 1985, she left New Nigeria Construction Company to work as a consultant for Belsam Limited.

Between 1990 to 1994, Kingibe worked as a regional engineer for Lodigiani Nigeria Limited, Lagos.

She currently works as a senior Partner with Kelnic Associates, Abuja.


Kingibe’s political career began in 1990 with her appointment as Adviser to the National Chairman of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP).

In 2003 she was the FCT senatorial candidate for the All Nigeria People’s party. She defected to the People’s Democratic Party in 2006. However, in 2014 she joined the All Progressive Congress (APC), because she could not handle the politics in PDP. In 2015 she ran for the senatorial seat under APC, but she later withdrew

She joined Labour Party in 2022 and became the FCT senatorial candidate for the 2023 Nigerian general elections.

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