Biography Of Senator Iya Abbas


Abbas Iya is a Nigerian politician at the National Assembly level.


D.O.B – 1973

State of Origin – Adamawa

Place of birth – Yola


Aminu Iya Abbas had his early education in central primary school Uba, Hong local government of Adamawa State.

He holds a BSc in accounting Bayero University Kano (BUK)in the year 2000 and graduated with the second class upper division. He went back to BUK and obtained a Master’s degree in treasury management in 2008.

A chartered accountant, Forensic expert, and certified fraud examiner(CFE) Aminu Iya Abbas is a fellow of many professional institutes including Associate of Chartered Taxation Institute (ACTI), Fellow Chartered accountants(FCA), Institute chartered accountants of Nigeria(ICAN), Associate of certified fraud examiner (ACFE) Austin Texas, USA. He also attended local and international professional courses and training.


Aminu Iya Abbas started his working carrier with the Sigma Securities Limited in 2002 after a mandatory one year service (NYSC) at the Nigeria National Liquified Natural Gas(NLNG) between 2001-2002. He later joined the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as forensic team staff and pioneer accountant and was part of detective course 1. He also worked with Africa Petroleum Nigeria (AP) and KPMG as a budget accountant before joining politics in January 2011.


He was voted for by the people of UBA/GAYA Constituency as a representative at the state assembly in the 2011 general elections.

During his four year tenure from (2011-2015), Aminu Iya Abbas was vibrant and active in all legislative processes. He sponsored and co-sponsored many bills and executed developmental projects that have a direct impact on the lives of the people of his constituency through the constituency and personal projects.

He was a chief whip, minority leader, Deputy minority leader, Deputy minority whip and at different times chairman and member of various House Standing Committees during the 5th Assembly.

Having satisfied with his quality representation, the people of UBA/GAYA constituency voted for him again during the March 2019 elections with high expectation to deliver better than when he was in the 5th Assembly.

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