DOGARA, Hon. Yakubu

Born December 26, 1967
Honourable Yakubu Dogara has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2007. He is a strong advocate for the independence of the legislature. His legislative interests include tenancy, regulating monopolies, company law, and intellectual property. On June 9, 2015, Hon. Dogara was elected Speaker, House of Representative. Upon winning the contest, he introduced a legislative agenda for the Eighth House which would serve as its guiding document for a period of four years. Hon. Dogara also constituted a committee which he charged with the duty of reviewing obsolete laws, with a view to repealing or amending the necessary laws in line with global best practices.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Mrs. Gimbiya Dogara
Father's Name Yakubu Ganawuri
Mother's Name Saratu Yakubu
Number of Male Children 1
Number of Female Children 1
Profession Legal Practitioner
Working Experience

Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Member, House of Representatives, Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa Constituency, Fedral Republic of Nigeria; Secretary, Board of Trustees and Legal Adviser, FAcE-PAM

Previous Appointments:

– Teacher, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Staff School, Bauchi State, April 1988;

– National Youth Service Corp, Nigerian Christian Corpers’ Fellowship, Akwa Ibom State, 1993-1994;

– Special Assistant, Minister of State for Transport, 2005-2006;

HOUSE ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

– Chairman, Nigerian Customs Service Probe Panel;

– Chairman, Adhoc Committee on Composition and Pigmentation of Cement in Nigeria;

– Chairman, House Adhoc Committee on Disbursement of Public Funds by the Bank of Industry;

– Member, House Contract Scam Probe Panel;

– Member, Hijack of fishing vessels and Maritime Security Probe Panel;

– Member, House Adhoc Committee on Crude Oil Theft;

– Member, House Adhoc Committee on Constitutional Review.

– Member, Nigerian Bar Association;
– Member, The International Bar Association;
– Member, The Nigerian Institute of Management;
– Member, The Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators;
– Member, The Cyber Bar Association;
– Member, The Social Policy Association;
– Associate member, Institute of Environment Management and Assessment;
– Associate member, World Jurist Association.

Gwarangah Primary School, Bauchu State, 1976-1982; Bauchi Teachers’ College, Bauchi State, 1983-1987; University of Jos, Plateau State, 1988-1992; Nigerian Law School, Lagos State, 1992-1993; Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland,
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PUBLICATIONS:
BOOKS:
Memoir: A Reed Made Flint.

TWITTER:
@YakubDogara

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