Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir MFR, CON
North West Representative
Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir MFR, CON: Stalwart of Engineering Brilliance and Distinguished Leadership
The North West Representative on the Governing Board of the NDDC, Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir, carries a legacy that melds academic prowess and engineering excellence with distinguished leadership. Born on a New Year's Day in 1953 in the picturesque town of Sabon-Birnin, Sokoto State, his outstanding journey began in Sabon-Birnin Primary School, leading him through such esteemed institutions as the University of Detroit and the University of Liverpool.
His academic capstone is an impressive lineup: A B.Eng. in Electronics, an M.Eng in Electrical, a Ph.D. in Energy Studies, and an MBA in Finance & Accounting. Indeed, Senator Gobir is a pinnacle in the engineering realm. His status as a Chartered Electrical Engineer since 1994 is fortified with affiliations to engineering's crème de la crème, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK. He has been recognized by esteemed bodies, from the Nigerian Academy of Engineering to the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN).
Yet, his expertise is wider than the theoretical realm. Practical applications of his genius are evident in innovative designs and constructions for CCNN Plc., a Sokoto-based construction company. Senator Gobir has regularly brought his technical prowess to bear in presentations and academic papers, emphasizing the importance of improvisation and quality in industries from temperature scanners to auto-purging systems.
Beyond his accomplishments in engineering, the remarkable journey of this great professional, technocrat, and administrator has also been milestoned by many feats in the political arena. Engr. Dr. Gobir has served as a Senator from 2011 to 2023, holding the esteemed position of Majority Leader of the Senate in the 9th National Assembly. While Senator Gobir's leadership shines in the business sector, serving as the Managing Director and CEO of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc to holding directorial positions in prominent companies like Union Bank of Nigeria and Total Nigeria PLC, his influence in politics and governance is undeniable.
Consequently, he has received significant recognitions, awards, and honours for his outstanding contributions to Business, society, philanthropy and humanity. Senator Gobir is a recipient of the Best Engineer Award by NTA Sokoto and the National Honours Award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). These accolades mirror his unwavering commitment to commerce and education, as well as the overall development of Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.
Among these achievements is the distinguished, regal title of "Sardauna of Gobir Ngdom," translating to the Commander of the Royal Brigade of Guards - a fitting title for a Prince dedicated to excellence and service. Indeed, Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir stands tall as an embodiment of dedication, innovation, and leadership, leaving an indelible mark on Sokoto State and Nigeria.