Bukola Saraki

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Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, MBBS, CON (born 19 December 1962) is a Nigerian politician and was the 13th President of the Senate of Nigeria from 2015 to 2019 and Chair of the 8th Nigeria National Assembly. He was the Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011; and was elected to the Senate in 2011, under the Peoples Democratic Party.[1]


Bukola Saraki
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Abubakar Bukola Saraki
President of the Nigerian Senate
In office
9 June 2015 – 11 June 2019
DeputyIke Ekweremadu
Preceded byDavid Mark
Succeeded byAhmed Ibrahim Lawan
Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
In office
29 May 2011 – 11 June 2019
Preceded byGbemisola Saraki
Succeeded byIbrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe
ConstituencyKwara Central Senatorial District
Governor of Kwara State
In office
29 May 2003 – 29 May 2011
Preceded byMohammed Alabi Lawal
Succeeded byAbdulfatah Ahmed
Personal details
Born
Olubukola Abubakar Saraki

(1962-12-19) 19 December 1962 (age 59)
London, United Kingdom
NationalityNigerian
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party (2000–2014; 2018–present)
Other political
affiliations
All Progressives Congress (2014–2018)
Spouse(s)Toyin Saraki
ParentsOlusola Saraki
Alma materLondon Hospital Medical College
ProfessionPhysician and Politician

Education[change | change source]

Saraki was educated at King's College, Lagos, where he graduated in 1978. He attended Cheltenham College, a public boarding school in the United Kingdom. He then proceeded to London Hospital Medical College of the University of London where he received a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).[2]

Career[change | change source]

Saraki began his career as a medical officer at Rush Green Hospital, Essex. He was a director of Société Générale Bank (Nig) Ltd. In 2000, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Saraki as Special Assistant to the President on Budget.[3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/resources/idt-ab8b185c-5f69-4b1b-a5ac-a3c4907822e5[permanent dead link]
  2. "Bukola Saraki: Profile Of An Ambitious Political Gatekeeper — Politics — The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and World News". 21 August 2018. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. "Governor Bukola Saraki - Home". 8 April 2010. Archived from the original on 8 April 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  4. "The President Of The Senate". senatepresident.gov.ng. Archived from the original on 16 December 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  5. "COLUMBIA, SC". Who's On The Move. Retrieved 27 April 2021.