GCFR PRESIDENT COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
Muhammadu Buhari GCFR was born on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Adamu and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.
He attended primary school in Daura and Mai'adua before proceeding to Katsina Model School in 1953, and Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government College Katsina) from 1956 to 1961. He then joined the Nigerian Military Training School in Kaduna, where his military career began.
He is a retired Nigerian Army Major General and was Head of State of Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.
Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for whatever happened under his watch during his military rule, saying that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a "converted democrat".
In March 1976, the Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo, appointed Buhari as the Federal Commissioner (position now called Minister) for Petroleum and Natural Resources. When the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was created in 1976, Buhari was also appointed as its Chairman, a position he held until 1978.
He ran unsuccessfully for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 elections. Buhari won the 2015 general election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, thus marking the first time in Nigeria's history that an incumbent President was defeated in an election by the leader of the opposition. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015.
THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT
Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar was born on 30th December, 1958 in Tudun Wada, Kaduna South of Kaduna State. He obtained his Bachelor’snDegree in (Biology Major, Chemistry Minor) specializing in Microbiology and Master’s Degree in Resources Management with specialization in Natural Resources Management from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wa., and a Ph.D in Watersheds Management from the University of Arizona, Tucson all in USA. He was during his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) days a Microbiologist at NNPC Kaduna Refinery, Kaduna.
He has worked for over 10 years in various organization starting from Kittitas Country (Health Dept.) as Environmental Health Inspector, University of Arizona as Research and Teaching Assistance, E&A Environmental Services Los Angeles, California as Environmental professional (Industrial Hygienist), Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle as Industrial Waste Investigator. He also worked in Nigeria as a Director Planning, Research and Evaluation with the Kaduna State Environmental Protection Agency and have lectured at Water Resources Research Institute, Kaduna as well as a volunteer Environmental consultant for the United Nations Association, Seattle Washington DC.
He was at different times Member, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Member Buhari Support Group, Kano State CPC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Deputy Director Field operations of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Director Buhari Support Groups in the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), National Chairman Buhari Support Organisation and lately as Board Chairman Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC).
He was awarded in the University of Arizona 1989 Departmental Scholarship of academic excellence- Doctoral Research Scholarship, his area of expertise includes among others: Natural Resource Management (Land, soil, forest and water posture), Biological and chemical water quality assessment, Watershed/River Basin Management, Environmental protection programme design and implementation as well as Air quality, Domestic Solid waste, Rural water supply management design and implementation.
He belongs to various professional bodies among them National Environmental Health Association, USA, National Association of Environmental Profession. United Nations Association, Industrial Pollution Abatement committee Kaduna and National Environmental Society, Nigeria (NES).
He is happily married with Children.
HONOURABLE MINISTER OF STATE
Sharon started her Primary School Education at the St. Mary's Convent School Lagos, Secondary Schools at the Queen of the Rosary College Onitsha, the Godolphin School Salisbury England then for Higher Studies at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. She obtained her Bachelor of Law (LL.B Hons.) from the University of Benin and Certificate of Practice from the Nigerian Law School in 1985.
With over thirty (30) years Post-Graduation experience as a Legal Practitioner, Politician, Management Consultant, Philanthropist, Social activist. Sharon has had the opportunity to be involved in several start-up and re-organizational projects for both foreign and local companies as well as in Banking/Corporate Finance, Administration/Legal/HR and project monitoring fields providing her with in-depth knowledge of business development for Foreign Multinationals as well as National and International Government Liaison, Contract Development and Project Management.
In 2011, she contested and won the position of National Women Leader of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) an opposition Political Party. As National Women Leader, She partnered with the International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute (NDI), UN Women and the UNDP in capacity building and training of Women in Leadership and Political roles in Nigeria. With the merger of the three Political Parties in Nigeria in 2013, She emerged the Interim National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) thereafter was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2014.
During her tenure as the APC National Women Leader, she established the APC Young Women’s Forum (APC-YWF) to mentor and sponsor young female politicians and she continues to organize and participate in leadership, training and mentoring of young women in politics.
Sharon runs a prison outreach program that pays the fines of awaiting trial persons and also undertakes free legal representation for inmates. She also founded an NGO - The Wakiliyan Matta Empowerment Initiative for the internally displaced women, who are given back their dignity by disbursement of interest-free loans to start small scale businesses. As a firm believer and advocate for the girl-child education, she continues to sponsor a number of girls through primary, secondary and tertiary education.
She currently serves as the Vice President of Women in Politics Forum (WIPF) which she co-founded to build the capacity of female politicians across political lines.
Sharon was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on the 26th of September, 2016. In her short stint at PTAD she transformed the agency and restored hope to pension administration under the Defined Benefit Scheme in Nigeria. This earned her the moniker ”Mama Pension” among Nigeria’s teaming pensioners.
In August 2019 she was appointed Minister of State Environment by President Buhari.
She holds the chieftaincy title of Ada Igbo Ji Ejemba of Aba, Abia State, the Garkuwan Mata of Mayo Farang, Adamawa State.
Sharon is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators of Nigeria and a member of Nigerian Bar Association.
PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
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HONOURABLE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, DR. MOHAMMAD MAHMOOD ABUBAKAR PAID A COURTESY VISIT TO HRH, AMB. AHMAD NUHU BAMALLI, EMIR OF ZAZZAU, AT THE ZAZZAU EMIRATE
On Saturday, 3rd April, 2021, the Honourable Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar paid a courtesy visit to HRH, Amb. Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, Emir of Zazzau, at the Zazzau Emirate in Zaria, Kaduna State
FLAGGING-OFF THE CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION OF OGONILAND WATER PROJECTS BY THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT DR. MOHAMMAD MAHMOOD ABUBAKAR
The Minister of Environment Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar flaggs-off the construction and rehabilitation of Ogoniland Water Projects. The flag-off coincided with #WorldWaterDay. 22nd March, 2021