For some Nigerians, they will probably be hearing about this name for the very first time. It’s not because Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has been a private figure, but because he is currently Peter Obi’s running mate for the 2023 Presidential election forthcoming in February.
|Real name||Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed|
|Known for||Baze University|
|Date of birth||7 July 1969|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Source of Wealth||Politician, Business|
|Net worth||$83.2 million|
While many have gotten to know more about him a few days ago since he was announced as Peter Obi’s running mate, this article covers some interesting facts about the 2023 Nigerian Vice President aspirant you didn’t know. To learn more about him, keep scrolling.
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed Biography
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed was born on the 7th of July, 1969 in Zaria. He is one of the 33 offspring of Baba Ahmed. Baba Ahmed, his father, was an Arab cattle dealer from the now Mauritania who subsequently rose to prominence as a lecturer and authority on Islamic law.
Currently, the 53-year-old Vice President aspirant is married with children whose identities are yet to be disclosed. Yusuf received his university education at the University of Maiduguri. He has his Bachelor’s degree in science and Masters’s degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri in Borno State. It was after his university education that he gradually moved into politics.
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed Career
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed immediately joined politics after his University education but he also worked briefly in the security Printing and Minting, Lagos before venturing fully into politics.
In April 2003, she was elected to the Federal House of Representatives for the Zaria Federal Constituency, Kaduna State where he ran under the platform of the All Nigeria People’s Party.
He was popular for his principled activism. During the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, he was among the lawmakers who opposed Obasanjo’s interest in running for a third term.
In May 2006, he said he would not run for reelection unless action was taken to investigate allegations that members had been bribed to support the constitutional changes needed for a third-term presidency. In 2007, he took the Independent National Electoral Commission to court over the conduct of past elections. He has always been known for his outspoken nature.
While speaking at an Islamic forum in Abuja in September 2008, Baba-Ahmed called on journalists to fearlessly submit accurate reports. He noted that corruption in the country is endemic, and special prayers and determination from all stakeholders are needed to correct the situation.
Subsequently, Baba-Ahmed became the Managing Director of Baze Research and Data Services Ltd.
He is the founder and Pro-Chancellor of Baze University, an independent university located in Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria which started in April 2011.
During the inauguration of the university, Baba-Ahmed cited his studies abroad as a benchmark, he said that the Nigerian educational system was “appalling” and that this inspired him to start Baze University.
In April 2011, Baba-Ahmed contested as Senator for Kaduna North where he polled 366,3398 votes.
On Friday 8th July 2022, Peter Obi chose Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as his 2023 running mate for the presidential election.
Peter Obi subsequently opened up on why he chose Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed saying that it is because he is “eminently qualified” for the post and to run for office with him. Obi added, “he brings to this mission a great wealth of experience from the background of the private sector to public sector and a global knowledge that will help in a journey of turning around this country.”
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed Cars
There is no much knowledge of the fleet of cars owned by Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed yet. but we were able to get hold of two of his most used vehicle, as a former Nigerian senator and owner of Baze University we expect him to have more wheels, We will continue to update this as we gain more information about his cars.
- Lexus LX 570
Baba-Ahmed has been spotted multi times in this Lexus Lx 570 during his visit to Baze university source told Carmart.ng, Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the Lexus LX 570 is engineered to go where few other SUVs can. At the same time, it provides a thick layer of luxury and refinement for when the adventure calls for pounding the pavement. As the flagship of the Lexus SUV lineup, the three-row LX 570 has an impeccably crafted interior and plenty of standard luxury features.
- Toyota Hilux
This Toyota Hilux is always in convoy in most of Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed movement, carrying his security details, Toyota Hilux is regarded as a police car in Nigeria, maybe because all Nigeria security services have one or more Toyota Hilux, top politician, in fact most wealthy people always add Toyota Hilux to their convoy.
The new Toyota Hilux is bolder looking and more powerful than before. It has a redesigned front end that’s more angular and striking than that of the previous Hilux, and the ninth-generation model can be had with a 2.8-litre diesel engine, making it capable of completing the 0-62mph sprint in 10.0sec.
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed House
Apart from ownership of the school buildings where his university is located in Abuja, there is not much info knowledge about the houses owned by Baba-Ahmed. But, certainly, we will update you as we keep finding out more.
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed Net Worth
Yusuf Baba Ahmed is a Nigerian politician, academic, and businessman and through these ventures, he has amassed a net worth of $83.2 million.
With the February 2023 general elections coming closer, we will be hearing more about Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. Keep your fingers crossed as we will continue to update you with more interesting details about the Nigeria 2023 Vice President aspirant under the Labour Party umbrella.