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Who is Babachir Lawal? What You Need To Know About Nigerian Politician

Babachir Lawal, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has been cleared of N544M in contract fraud charges brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), thanks to a ruling from the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Key Facts About Babachir Lawal

  • He is a politician in Nigeria.
  • He worked as Secretary to the Government of the Federation from 2015 to 2017.
  • Babachir David Lawal is his full name.
  • He’s 68 years old right now.
  • His sibling is Hamidu Lawal.
  • He is from the Kilba tribe in Adamawa.
  • He identifies as a Christian.
  • It is estimated that Babachir Lawal is worth around $2 million.

Who is Babachir Lawal?

Babachir Lawal is a politician in Nigeria. His full name is Babachir David Lawal; he was born on October 2, 1954. Between 2015 and 2017, he held the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation.  On April 19, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended him from his position as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), which he had held since his appointment on August 27, 2015. On October 30 2017, he was officially fired for allegedly misusing funds meant to ease the food crisis in Nigeria’s Northeast, which Boko Haram primarily caused.

Babachir Lawal Early Life

Babachir Lawal was born on October 2, 1954, in Adamawa State, Nigeria, where he also spent his childhood. He’s 68 years old right now. It should be noted that he is Hamidu Lawal’s brother.

Babachir Lawal Education

Babachir Lawal completed his primary education at St. Patrick’s Primary School in Maiduguri in 1969. He then continued his secondary education at the Nigeria Military School in Zaria from 1970 until 1974. He studied at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Nigeria, in its School of Basic Studies in 1974 and 1975. Babachir Lawal received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria in 1979.

Babachir Lawal Career

Babachir Lawal worked for Delta Steel Company in Ovwian-Aladja from 1979 to 1984, eventually rising to Senior Engineer. He worked for Nigerian External Telecommunications Ltd in Lagos as the company’s Principal Engineer in 1984 and 1986. He worked for Data Sciences Nigeria Ltd from 1986 to 1989, eventually becoming the company’s Regional Manager. He established Rholavision Engineering Ltd in Kaduna in 1990. Before he was appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation on August 27, 2015, he ran his own business with great success. Other professional organizations that he is affiliated with include the Nigeria Computer Society, the Nigeria Society of Engineers, and the Nigeria Council for Engineering Regulation.

In 2002, Babachir Lawal joined the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and began his political career. He served in several capacities in the ANPP and on Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team, including as Deputy Coordinator of the Buhari Campaign Organization in Adamawa State. During 2002–2005, he served as the Adamawa State Deputy Coordinator for the Buhari Campaign Organisation. Between 2005 and 2010, he served as the coordinator for Adamawa State for the Buhari campaign. He served on the Congress for Progressive Change’s National Contact and Mobilization Committee between 2010 and 2013. In 2012, she served on the Congress for Progressive Change’s Renewal Committee. He participated in the All Progressive Congress Merger Committee in 2013. From 2013 to 2014, he was a member of the All Progressives Congress Interim Management Committee. On October 30, 2017, he was dismissed from his post as Secretary to the Government of the Federation following an investigation into his possible involvement in stealing disaster relief funds.

Babachir Lawal Parents

There isn’t much information about Babachir Lawal’s parents.

Babachir Lawal Siblings

Hamidu Lawal is the brother of Babachir Lawal.

Babachir Lawal Ethnicity

Babachir Lawal comes from the Kilba ethnic group in northeastern Nigeria.

Babachir Lawal Religion

Babachir Lawal believes in Jesus Christ.

Babachir Lawal Wife

The identity of Babachir Lawal’s spouse has not been disclosed.

Babachir Lawal Children

Though we know he has a son named Hyelasakda Suleiman Lawal, nothing is known about the rest of Babachir Lawal’s offspring.

Babachir Lawal Social Media

If you want to stay up to date with what Babachir Lawal is doing, you can follow him on Twitter at @babachirlawal. In addition to that, you can find him on Facebook under the account @davidlawal.babachir.

Babachir Lawal Net Worth

It is estimated that Babachir Lawal is worth around $2 million.