Nigeria: General Elections 2019

Time until Saturday, 16 February 2019, 08:00:00 (Lagos time)



Alhaji Umar Ibrahim was born on 31st January, 1956 to the family of late WazirinMuri, Alhaji Ibrahim Malle at Jalingo, Jalingo LGA of Taraba State. He attended Junior Primary School, Jada from 1963 to 1966 and Muhammad Nya Primary School, Jalingo from 1967 to 1969 where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. He obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1974 from Government Secondary School, Yola from where he proceeded to the North East College of Arts and Science, Maiduguri for his A-level. His quest for higher education took him to the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University where he studied Mathematics and Statistics from 1976 to 1978.

Upon graduation, he was posted to Ogun State by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for the mandatory one year National Service and served meritoriously with Odogbolu Grammar School from 1978 to 1979.

His desire to tackle developmental issues within the society later took him to the University of Sussex, Brighton, England where he obtained a Certificate in Development Studies in 1981.

Alhaji Umar Ibrahim began his working career as a Higher Statistical Officer with the Statistics Division, Ministry of Economic Planning in the old Gongola State in 1979 where he rose to the rank of Principal Statistical Officer, Budget Division, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in 1984.

He was appointed Chairman, Jalingo LGA in 1986 and later Sole Administrator of the same LGA in 1987. After his stint at the Local Government Administration, he returned to the state Civil Service and rose to the rank of Director in 1991 before the creation of Taraba State later that year. In 1996, he was once again called upon to serve as Sole Administrator, Ardo Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State. A position he held till 1997 when the General SaniAbacha Administration conducted the zero party Local Government Council election Nationwide.

Upon his return to the Taraba State Civil Service, he was redeployed to the Ministry of Education as Director, Admin and Finance from 1997 to 1999.

Alhaji Umar Ibrahim was promoted to the rank of Permanent Secretary in 2003 and in that capacity, he served in different ministries and parastatals until his retirement from the Taraba Civil Service in 2014.

His administrative prowess did not just stop within the Civil Service Cycle, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim was turbaned the WazairiMuri by his Royal Highness, Alhaji Abbas NjiddaTafida, the Emir of Muri in 2014 because of his love for his people and contributions to the development of the Emirate.

He is a lover of Horse riding, reading and travelling

Alhaji Umar Ibrahim is the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gombe State