One of the most reliable methods for measuring intelligence is to receive a first-class honor in Nigeria. This feat frequently necessitates effort and planning. On the other hand, several Nigerian politicians have proven to be not only good leaders but also brilliant individuals.
In this article, let's take a look at three Nigerian politicians that graduated with first-class honors from the university.
1. Professor Charles Soludo
Photo Credit: THE Economist
Professor Charles Soludo is a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a Nigerian politician and economist. He was born in Anambra State, a state located in the southeast region. He is the All Progressive Grand Alliance's candidate for the upcoming Anambra state governorship election.
Following his education, he worked as an economic consultant for the World Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, as well as a visiting lecturer at a US college.
The former CBN chief joined politics after expressing his intention to compete for governor of Anambra state in the 2009 gubernatorial election, which he lost to Peter Obi. He switched from the PDP to APGA in 2013 and was elected the party's flag bearer for the governorship race.
2. Malam Nasir EL-rufai
Photo Credit: Independent News Nigeria
Malam Nasir El-Rufai is the current governor of Kaduna state and a former minister of the FCT in Olusegun Obasanjo's administration. El-Rufai was born in Daudawa, Katsina state, according to Wikipedia, and was raised in Kaduna.
He went to Zaria's Barewa College before enrolling at Ahmadu Bello University, where he earned a first-class honors degree in quantity survey. He also holds advanced degrees from two prestigious American universities.
According to reports, he is the founder of the quantity surveying firm "Elrufai and Partners." He served as a top executive at AT&T, Motorola Inc, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund before getting involved in politics.
3. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Photo Credit Vanguard Newspaper
Sanusi is the current leader of the Tijaniya sufi sect and an Islamic scholar. He was born in Kano, a state located in the northern region of the country.
Before going to King's College in Lagos, he attended St Anne primary school in Kaduna. He later earned a bachelor's degree in economics with honors from ABU Zaria. Sanusi continued his education at Khartoum's International University of Africa, where he obtained a first-class honors degree in Islamic studies. He also holds a number of advanced degrees from prominent universities around the world.
Before becoming the Emir of Kano, he was the governor of Nigeria's Central Bank. Governor Abdulahi Ganduje, on the other hand, dismissed him in 2020 after a disagreement over state matters and other controversial issues.
These are some of the Nigerian politicians who graduated from the university with first-class degrees.
Content created and supplied by: TariqOboh (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More