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Meet Tanimu Yakubu Kurfi – who ‘almost’ succeeded Late ‘Yar’adua as Katsina Governor in 2007

Meet Tanimu Yakubu Kurfi – who ‘almost’ succeeded Late ‘Yar’adua as Katsina Governor in 2007

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Meet Tanimu Yakubu Kurfi – who ‘almost’ succeeded Late ‘Yar’adua as Katsina Governor in 2007

Recently, this name became very familiar among the people of Katsina thanks to some interviews with the Secretary to the Government of the State, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa and Katsina State PDP Chairman, Hon. Salisu Yusuf Majigiri.

In their separate interviews, they both narrated what transpired in the last days of Late Governor ‘Yar’adua of Katsina State which saw the emergence of Katsina Ex-Governor Ibrahim Shema as the PDP flag bearer.

Both the SGS and Katsina PDP chairman who were believed to be fully involved in the political transition mentioned the name – Tanimu Yakubu Kurfi.

He was said to be the choice of Late Yar’adua to succeed him in Katsina as Governor before he finally settled for Barrister Ibrahim Shema.

Below are some of the things you should know about him:

He hold B.Sc, MBA, Ph.D.; he is an Economist and public administrator.

Tanimu Yakubu Kurfi was born on April 30, 1961 in Kurfi; LGA, Katsina State.

He is happily married with children.

He attended Government Secretary School, Funtua, 1978; Bayero University, Kano, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, USA, 1984, 1986.

He held many political appointments which includes Former Commissioner for Finance, Economic Planning and Budget, Katsina State, until 2003.

He was also the Managing Director Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, 2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2007 under Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

Before then, he was the Director of Administration and Finance, Yar’Adua Presidential Campaign Organisation in 2007.

He was also the Chief Economic Adviser to the President Ummaru Musa Yar’adua.

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