ABUBAKAR, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi

Born Tuesday, December 11, 1956

Gombe LGA, Gombe State






Nigerian politician, lawyer and Executive Governor, Bauchi State
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Hadiza
State of Origin: Bauchi
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 3
Profession Lawyer, Administrator;
Working Experience He joined the civil service as a Pupil State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Bauchi State. He rose through the ranks to the position of Senior Parliamentary Counsel and Head of Legal Drafting Department of Bauchi State House of Assembly in 1983. After the 1983 military intervention, he was deployed back to the Ministry of Justice as Senior State Counsel. In 1984 he was promoted to the rank of Principal State Counsel and was seconded to Yankari Games Reserve and Tourism Company Limited as the Secretary/ Legal Adviser. He was deployed back to the Ministry of Justice in 1986 as a Principal State Counsel and Acting Director Civil Litigations and in 1988 he was promoted to the position of Director of Public Prosecution. He was appointed Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Bauchi state between 1990 and 1991 before the handing over to civilian regime. However, the civilian government reappointed him as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Bauchi state from 1991 to 1993. When the military intervened again in 1993, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar went into private practice as Managing Partner of Fortuna Chambers.

Executive Governor, Bauchi State

Previous Appointments:

snr. Parliamentary Counsel, 1979-83; Company sec, Yankari Game Reserve Ltd, 1984-86; ag. dir. Civil Litigations, 1982-89; dir. Public Prosecutions, 1989-90; Attorney General and comm. for Justice, 1990- 92; 1992-93; Deputy National sec. Democratic Party of Nigeria; Resident Electoral comm. Kogi State, 1998-99; Resident Electoral comm. Delta State, 1999; Resident Electoral comm. for Plateau State, 1999-2002; mm: Commonwealth Association of Parliamentary Counsel; Commonwealth Lawyers Association. He became the Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, Bauchi State Branch from 1996 to 1998 and was elected Deputy National Secretary of the Democratic People’s Party in 1997. He was appointed Resident Electoral Commissioner of the INEC – The Independent National Electoral Commission and served in Kogi, Delta, Plateau and Rivers States between 1999 and 2003. In 2003, he was promoted to National Electoral Commissioner in charge of Legal Services and supervisor of Borno, Jigawa, and Yobe states. He retired from INEC in 2008 and went back to legal practice as Managing Partner of M A Abubakar & Co. (Fortuna Chambers). This law firm has offices in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Bauchi State.
In June 2013 Barrister Mohammed Abubakar was appointed a member of the National Judicial Council, NJC

N.A. Primary School Jos, 1963-68; Tudun Wada Primary School, Kano, 1969; Government College, Kano, 1970-74; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1974-78; Nigerian Law School, 1978-79; University of Washington, 1982;

National Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN)
All Progressives Congress (APC)

He is an avid supporter of football clubs – Manchester United and Wikki Tourists.

Twitter: @barristerma

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