EL-RUFAI, Nasir Ahmed

Born 16th February,1960






He is is the incumbent Governor of Kaduna State and former Director General of The Bureau of Public Enterprises, the head privatisation agency in Nigeria and also the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He is known as the Giant by those close to him, a reference to his small size. He is also known as the Privatization Czar, and more recently as Mr. Demolition
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Ummi El-Rufai, , Hadiza El-Rufai , Asia El–Rufai
State of Origin: Kaduna
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Mother's Name

Hamza El-Rufai, Yasmin El-Rufai, Bilkisu El-Rufai, Ahmed El-Rufai, Mustapha El-Rufai

Profession Quantity surveyor , Politician , Administrator , Public Servant
Working Experience Consultant, el-Rufai and Partners, 1982-98; AT&T Network Systems International BV, Motorola

Executive Governor, Kaduna State (2015 till date)

Previous Appointments:

Former CEO, Bureau of Public Enterprise; ch: Bureau of Public Service Reforms; min. Federal Capital Territory, since 2003; mm: Programme Implementation Monitoring Committee; Federal Executive Council, Abdulsalam Abubakar’s Administration. Chairman of the Renewal Committee of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and was instrumental in the Merger Committee that formed into the All Progressive Congress (APC), of which he served as the pioneer Deputy National Secretary. Since the inception of the APC, he has also served as a Secretary and a member of the Strategic Committee and the Election Planning Committee. He is a key of ally of the President Muhammadu Buhari and was recently appointed as a member of the 5-man ad-hoc of the National Economic Council investigating the Nigerian National Petroleum Council (NNPC).

Academic Achievement Trophy” in 1976

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1980; Harvard Business School; Arthur D. Little School of Management; Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, USA;

All Progressive Congress

Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2001

D.Sc. (honoris causa) by the University of Abuja, Nigeria.

During his tenure as Minister of FCT, he oversaw the Federal Ministries of Commerce (twice) and Ministry of Interior. He also chaired several high-profile cabinet committees that led to the establishment of a mortgage system in Nigeria, National ID card system for Nigeria, Electric Power Supply Improvement and the sale of Federal Government real estate in Abuja.

Nasir El –Rufai stands out and is known as a man who is against corruption. He had an important role to play in the real estate boom in Abuja backed by the radical transformation of infrastructure and land use practices of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT). With the establishment of the Abuja Geographic Information System within 12months of his being Minister of FCT, Abuja became the first municipality in Nigeria with a computerized land
register and information system. In conjunction with the president and members of the economic management team, Nasir El-Rufai led the reform of the Nigerian Public service which had become dysfunctional during years of military dictatorship. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) in January 2009,declared EL-Rufai wanted for avoiding questioning over alleged misappropriation of funds during his tenure as FCT Minister. He was also accused of abuse of power and illegal land grabs.

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