ABDUL RAZAQ, Abdul Ganiyu Folorunsho

Born Sunday, November 13, 1927

Onitsha, Anambra State;



Abdul Ganiyu



Gender: Male
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State of Origin: Kwara State
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Profession Legal practitioner , Administrator , Politician
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Previous Appointments:

Appointed Nigerian ambassador to the Republic of Ivory Coast (now Cote D’lvoire), 1962-64; member of parliament, 1964-66; Cabinet Minister of State for Railways, 1964-66; Commissioner for Finance and later Commissioner for Health and Social Welfare, Kwara State, 1967-72; member, Capital Issues Commission, 1973-78; member of Council, Nigerian Stock Exchange, since 1987; Chairman, Nigerian Council of Human Rights, since 1987; member, International Commission of Jurist, since 1959, appointed Bencher for life, since 1971′ Chairman, Body of Benchers, 1984-85; appointed Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), since 1985;

Koranic schools, llorin and Onitsha, CMS Central School, Onitsha, 1938-43, Kalahari National College, Buguma, 1944-45, Africa College, Onitsha, 1945-47, University of Ibadan, 1948-49, Trinity College, Dublin Univ., Dublin, 1949-54, Inner Temple, 1951-55

member, and National Legal Adviser, defunct Northern Peoples’ Congress (NPC), 1956-66, member and National Legal Adviser, banned Great Nigeria Peoples’ Party (GNPP), 1978-79

The Tafida of Zaria, 1962, The Mutawali of llorin, 1962

Grande Officer De L’ordre Nationale De Cote D’lvoire, 1965;

Dan Adam Da Sharia (a Treatise on Law in Hause Language);

Legal adviser to the NPC Delegation to the Nigerian Constitution Conference, London. 1957
2. Member, of the Nigeria Delegation to International Conference on Problems of Federal constitution, Lagos, 1959.
3. Legal Adviser to NPC Delegation to the Nigeria constitutional conference-London and Lagos- 1960
4. Member of Drafting Committee of Nigeria Independence Constitution -1960
5. Legal advisers to members of Northern Delegation and Ad Hoc Constitutional Conference, 1967
6. Member Constitution Committee (CDC-49 “WISEMEN”)- 1977
7. Chairman of Committee on Executive and Legislature of Constitution Drafting Committee -1977
8. Member of Constituent Assembly -1978
9. member of the Governing Council of Nigeria College of Arts science and Technology, Zaria, Ibadan and Enugu that were later elevated to the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), UNIVERSITIES OF Nigeria, Nsukka and Ile-Ife( 1957- 1962)
10. Member, Kano Land Commision-1959
11. Member, Small Business Commission of Northern Nigeria-1960
12. Member, Nigerian Delegation to International Commission of Jurists, Lagos-1960
13. Chairman, Daily Mail, a Nigerian national newspaper published in Kano-1960-1962
14. Member, (Representing Nigeria) of the OAU reconciliation Committee of Algeria/Morocco-1963
15. On special mission to USA for Federal Government of Nigeria of 1966
16. National Legal adviser to Northern Region Government party (NPC) 1956-1966
17. Member of parliament (Northern Region House of Assembly) 1959-1962 (Federal parliament) 1964-1962
18. Nigerian Ambassador to Ivory Coast (1962-1964)
19. Federal cabinet Minister Of State for Railways (1965-1966)
20. Member of the leaders of thought of Northern Nigeria (1966-1967)
21. Nigerian Delegate to 23rd UNO General Assembly New York, USA -1968
22. Kwara State Commissioners for Finance, Health And Social Welfare (1967-1972)
23. First Northern to be given gazette a substantive Appointment as a Judge of High Court but politely decline the appointment (see Decree NO.69 OF 1969)
24. Member of Capital Issues Commission 1973-1977
25. Member of the Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Since 1967
26. Member of the panel on Nigeria National Productivity Merit Award-1991
27. Member of Bauchi Disturbances Judicial Commission of Inquiry-1991
28. Member of Privileges Committee of the Nigeria Bar (Supreme Court of Nigeria) SINE- 1991
29. Vice President, Nigerian stock Exchange (1983-2000)
30. Member of Disciplinary Committee of the Nigerian Bar since 1955
31. President Nigerian stock Exchange (2000-2003)

Physical education, Swimming, Reading, Writing, Gardening;

171, Abdul Aziz Atta Road, PO Box 131, llorin, Kwara State; Telephone:

(031) 221510, 221593. (01) 963451
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