NAME: Umaru Tanko Al-Makura
DATE OF BIRTH: 1952
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lafia, Nasarawa State.
EDUCATION: Dunama Primary School, Lafia (1959–1966), Keffi Teacher’s College (1967–1971) and then Government Teachers College of Education, Uyo (1972–75). Ahmadu Bello University.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: In 1980, Almakura became the youth leader of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the old Plateau State. He was elected to the constitution Assembly of 1988–89, representing the Lafia–Obi Federal Constituency of what is now Nasarawa State. He was state secretary of the National Republican Convention (NRC) party in Plateau State from 1990 to 1992. Al-makura was a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State in 1998