Here are the Top 10 Richest Men in Kaduna State (2021)

1:Ishaya Shekari

Shekari was born in Taligan (Magamia), Zangon Kataf to parents of Atyap heritage. He started his elementary education at a junior primary school in Zangon Kataf before moving to a middle in Zaria. He attended two senior primary schools before gaining admission to the Provincial Secondary School, Zaria where he completed his studies in 1962. In 1962, he enlisted at the Nigerian Military Training College. In February 1963, he went on a flight training program in Canada under the administration of the Royal Canadian Airforce. From July, 1964 to June 1966, he trained in Germany. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a pilot officer.

Ishaya Aboi Shekari is the top 1 of the richest men in Kaduna state. he has also occupied the Kano governor’s office from November 1978 to November 1979, before handing over to the transition government.

Shekari is a well-known business tycoon. He ventured into business after his retirement from the military. He was appointed a director of Diamond Bank Nigeria in 1990. The former military governor became Chairman of Lion Bank of Nigeria, and also included as a board member of Grand Cereals and Oil Mills companies. Shekari serves as Chairman and Chief Executive of Magami Holdings Ltd, and Meristem Securities Limited has him as a chairman.

2:Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai

Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai was given birth to on16 February 1960. He is a Nigerian politician who is the current Governor of Kaduna State, in office since 2015. He was previously the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2003 to 2007; and the director of the Bureau of Public Enterprises. He is a co-founder of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

3:Danjuma Laah

Danjuma Laah Tella was given birth to on  February 16, 1960 He is a Nigerian politician and the senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial district of Kaduna state, at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly.

Danjuma Laah is viewed as one of the richest men in Kaduna State, but the information on his current net worth is limited. Aside from being wealthy, Laah has some awards to his name. He is a recipient of the DINMA 2009 Award for Accounting. He got the award when working at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Pension Board, Abuja, and serving there as the Deputy Director of Finance and Accounts Division.

4:Andrew Yakubu

Andrew Laah Yakubu is the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. He was given the appointment by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2012. He and the management team were relieved of their appointments to strengthen the on-going reforms in NNPC by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on July, 2014 and Joseph Dawha was named as his successor in 2014.

Andrew Laah Yakubu is one of the notable rich people in Kaduna State. He once headed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, where he was the Group Managing Director. He was given the appointment as the NNPC head by the then President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2012.

In 1975, Yakubu entered the Ahmadu Bello University, and he studied chemical engineering there. He subsequently graduated from the university with a BA in 1979.

5:Ahmed Makarfi

Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi was given birth to on the 8 August 1956 He is a Nigerian politician and the former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party. He was governor of Kaduna State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007, and was elected Senator for Kaduna North in April 2007. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Makarfi, a Muslim,He  is married with four children.

Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi is another notable politician in the list. Born on the 8th of November, 1956, he was a prominent politician, political leader and a former senator. The Kaduna State former governor was in office from 29 November 1999 to 29 November 2007.

Subsequently, Makarfi was elected Senator for Kaduna North in November 2007. The politician is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Sen. Makarfi obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. He subsequently received a Master of Science degree in Accounting and Finance.

6:Audu Maikori

Audu Maikori was given birth to on the 13 August 1975, in Kaduna is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, social activist, public speaker and creative industry expert. He is the co-founder and President of the Chocolate City Entertainment. He is well known as Founder of Chocolate City, Entertainment lawyer and regarded as the “Simon Cowell” in Nigerian Idol’s first season. He won multiple awards during his career, including the International Young Music Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007.

Audu Maikori is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, and creative industry professional. He is also a social activist, and a public speaker. Maikori is well-known for being the co-founder and President of Chocolate City Entertainment.

He is often regarded and has won multiple awards during his career. His top awards include the International Young Music Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007. The Kaduna native has a significant wealth to be viewed as one of the richest men in Kaduna State.

7:Mukhtar Ramalan Yero

Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero (born 1 May 1968) He is a Nigerian politician who served as the Kaduna State Commissioner of Finance from 2007 till May 2010 when Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa named him as the Deputy Governor after he succeeded Namadi Sambo who became the Vice President of Nigeria. In December 2012, he became Governor of Kaduna State after the death of Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa in a helicopter crash.

Mukhtar Ramalan Yero is a politician and a certified accountant. He was born on the 1st of November, 1968 in his hometown in the state. He served as the Kaduna State Commissioner of Finance from 2007 till he was appointed in November 2010 as the Deputy Governor.

Yero is a certified accountant and has worked for several firms as a director and a top official. He is one of the richest men in Kaduna state.

8:Martin Luther Agwai

Agwai was born on November 8, 1948 in Kaduna, a city in Northern Nigeria, to the family of Agwai Gidan Mana, a Police Constable and Shera Agwai, a housewife. He hailed from Gidan Mana in Kachia Local Government Area of present day Kaduna state. He hails from a Christian home and later became the President of Fellowship of Christian Students at Government Secondary School, Zaria in 1967.

He started out his primary education at the Native Authority School in Jaban Kogo where he was living with his maternal grandmother. He was soon moved to the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) School, in Kurmin Musa, due to his insistence on changing schools. According to his friend and classmate, Stephen Haruna Makeri, ‘we liked each other because we were the smallest in the class. Martin was very lively and sociable and that was what drew me close to him’

He graduated from the Nigerian Command and Staff College, British Army Staff College, Camberley and United States Army Armor School amongst others. He holds a Post Graduate diploma in Public Administration with distinctions from the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) and National Defence University, Washington DC, where he obtained a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy. While at NDU, he won the Ambassadors Award for excellence in research and writing, making him the first foreigner to win the award.

9:Joel Amadi

Joel Amadi, popularly known by his stage name Joe El was born on the 23 of November. He is a Nigerian afrobeat’s singer, songwriter and performer. The talented singer began his musical career in 2006.

He gained entry to the industry when he participated in the Star Quest singing competition which happened to be his first TV appearance. The musician also makes this rundown of the top ten richest men in Kaduna state.

10:Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

Ahmad Abubakar Gumi is an influential personality in Kaduna state. Being an Islamic cleric, scholar and former military officer, he also earned a place as one of Kaduna’s richest persons.

Gumi is the current Mufti and mufassir at the Kaduna central mosque Sultan Bello. Looking at his career, he served as a military officer in the Nigerian Defense Academy, and retired at the rank of captain.

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