David Mark is a Nigerian politician who has served in various capacities in the Nigerian government. He was born on April 8, 1948, in Otukpo, Benue State, Nigeria. Mark is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and has held several positions in the party.
Early Life and Education
David Mark was raised in Otukpo, Benue State, Nigeria. He attended St. Francis Catholic School, Otukpo, and later went to the Nigerian Military School, Zaria. He also attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 1971. Mark later attended the University of Lagos, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 1980.
David Mark started his career in the Nigerian military. He served in various capacities in the Nigerian Army, including as a military administrator of Niger State and as a member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council. Mark retired from the military in 1999 and joined politics.
Mark was elected to the Nigerian Senate in 1999 and served as the Senate President from 2007 to 2015. He was also a member of the National Assembly from 1999 to 2019, representing the Benue South Senatorial District.
Political Records and Reputations
David Mark has a reputation for being a strong and effective leader. He has been credited with several achievements during his tenure as the Senate President, including the passage of several bills and the oversight of the Nigerian government.
Mark has also been involved in several controversies during his political career. In 2012, he was accused of illegally acquiring land in Abuja. He denied the allegations and was later cleared of any wrongdoing by the Nigerian Senate.
David Mark is married and has children. He is known to be a private person and has not disclosed much about his personal life.
David Mark’s net worth is estimated to be around $225 million. In Nigerian Naira, his net worth is approximately ₦81 billion. In Canadian dollars, his net worth is approximately CAD 290 million. In Ghanaian cedi, his net worth is approximately GHS 1.3 billion. In Kenyan shilling, his net worth is approximately KES 24 billion. In South African rand, his net worth is approximately ZAR 3.2 billion. In Ugandan shilling, his net worth is approximately UGX 822 billion. In Indian rupee, his net worth is approximately INR 16.5 billion.
David Mark has been nominated for several awards and honors during his career. In 2012, he was nominated for the African Leadership Magazine’s African Person of the Year award. He was also nominated for the Sun Newspaper’s Man of the Year award in 2014.
Social Media Accounts
David Mark is active on social media. He has a Twitter account (@SenDavidABMark) and a Facebook page (David Mark).