Ibrahim Saminu Turaki – Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth

Ibrahim Saminu Turaki is a 58-years-old Nigerian Politician from the Nigeria. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

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According to the wiki and biography of Ibrahim Saminu Turaki was born on 14 July 1963 in Nigeria. let’s check out the Ibrahim Saminu’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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On July 4, 2017, Turaki was re arrested by the EFCC while in a public function in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja riding on a 2013 court document ordering his arrest for evading court summons. Turaki denied ever evading trial and accused the anti graft agency of misleading the Judge in granting such order. He also denied being on the run or evading arrest from the time the order was granted four years ago, since he has attended well publicized official, social and business functions around Nigeria and beyond. Upon this premise, Turaki was detained by the EFCC for about 14 days without any charge. This prompted the former governor to institute a fundamental human right suit against the anti graft agency. He prayed the court to commit the head of the agency to prison for denying him his freedom even after he was granted bail by the law court. Turaki was released on bail on 27 July with the commencement of his trial slated for 19 September 2017.


In April 2007, he ran for the Senate as a member of the PDP and was elected for the Jigawa North West constituency. He was appointed to committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Sports, Navy, National Planning and National Identity Card & Population As senator, a May 2009 report said he had not originated any bills, but had co-sponsored six motions. He was active in the Sports Committee where he is Vice Chairman. Turaki wanted to run for reelection in April 2011, but the PDP favored Danladi Abdullahi Sankara, PDP vice chairman in charge of the Northwest as their candidate. Turaki therefore defected to the Action Congress of Nigeria. In the April 2011 elections, Danladi was the winner. Turaki declared that there had been vote-rigging and he intended to take the case to court.

In July 2007, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Turaki over allegations of corruption and money laundering. Turaki faced a 32-count charge of money laundering, and was said to have laundered about N36 billion of public funds into private accounts. He was released on bail with stringent conditions.


In year 2000, Turaki established a free trade zone in Jigawa, the first to be achieved by any state, to boost the ease of doing business and attract prospective investors. Taking cognizance of the importance of electricity in the success of any form of development, Turaki established various solar powered power plants of up to 7.5 MW at various Local Government Areas at a time most state governments and indeed the Federal Government has not even mulled the idea investing in renewable energy sources. This prompted the CNN to feature Jigawa State in its programme ‘Global Challenges’ acknowledging the governor’s developmental strides and the effects on the lives of the Jigawa citizens. The short documentary was aired on November 25, 2006 and earned Turaki accolades from his peers in Nigeria and around the world.

In September 2006, Turaki was attacked by angry crowds when he tried to calm down a mob who burned churches and shops belonging to Christians after an alleged blasphemous statement by a Christian woman about the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.

In December 2006, he transferred his allegiance to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Turaki joined Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in December 2015, reuniting with his former ally and the current governor of Jigawa, Badaru Abubakar

A 2006 report said he was involved in acquiring companies in Nigeria’s insurance industry for president Olusegun Obasanjo.


In June 2003, Turaki said Jigawa had entered into agreements with American companies to start processing and exporting high-grade gum arabic to the United States, replacing imports from the Sudan. An article in the Los Angeles Times on 2 March 2004, described an arrangement with Rosa Whitaker, a US Trade Representative for Africa, with whom he formed a Trade and Investment Foundation for Africa to attract Foreign Direct Investment for gum arabic production.

In 2004, the Niger Republic, which was due to host a summit of Francophone countries in Niamey gave Wallong Camco Nigeria, a company in which Turaki had an interest, free land in exchange for building 86 housing units to accommodate visiting foreign dignitaries. In November 2008, Turaki was involved in a dispute over contract terms for sale of these units.


Jigawa state pioneered the Universal Basic Education (UBEC) to ensure compulsory basic education for pupils and students in the state which was later adopted by the then federal government. The state became the first to introduce the contributory pensions scheme in 2001, long before Lagos State in 2004 and subsequently the Federal government in 2006. During this same era, Jigawa State introduced the first housing mortgage by any state of the federation with the establishment of Jigawa Savings and Loans bank to cover mortgage for intending house owners thereby drastically tackling the problem of housing in the state. Some of these laudable feats earned the state the label ‘Jigawa, a State of Firsts’


He was governor of Jigawa State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He was elected in 1999 and re-elected in 2003 on the platform of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP). In 2000, Turaki decentralized the Jigawa state government, allocating many aspects to the five Emirate councils of Hadejia, Dutse, Gumel, Ringim and Kazaure.


Alhaji Ibrahim Saminu Turaki (born 14 July 1963) is a Nigerian politician and former governor of Jigawa State in Nigeria. He was a Jigawa state chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).

Ibrahim Saminu Turaki was born on 14 July 1963. He attended the Federal Government College Kaduna and the Ahmadu Bello University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science in 1985.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real Name Alhaji Ibrahim Saminu Turaki
Nickname Ibrahim Saminu
Profession Politician

Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

Age (2021) 58 Years
Birthplace Kazaure
Date Of Birth 14 July 1963
Sunsign Virgo
Hometown Kazaure
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Nationality Nigerian

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Ibrahim Saminu Turaki Personal Life, Spouse, Wife

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Alhaji Ibrahim Saminu Turaki Net Worth

The Alhaji Ibrahim Saminu Turaki Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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