This is the complete biography of a Nigerian politician known as Waziri Ibrahim in Borno state, below you can read his political career, early life, business career and his net worth.
Waziri Ibrahim Biography
Alhadji Waziri Kolo Ibrahim, a Kanuri businessman from Borno State in Nigeria (26 February 1926 – 22 February 1992), rose to prominence as a lawmaker and party chief during the Second Republic of Nigeria.
He was one of the party’s original financiers and founders, but he left in 1978 to establish the Great hits Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP). In the Nigerian presidential elections of 1979, he garnered almost 10% of the national vote as a GNPP contender.
Waziri Ibrahim Profile
|Alhadji Waziri Kolo Ibrahim
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|(26 February 1926)
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|In Office of Minister of Economic Development:
|Sir Tafawa Balewa
|In Office of Minister Of Health:
|Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP)
|Other Political Party:
|Northern People’s Congress (NPC)
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Waziri Ibrahim Personal Life
Fatime, a Shuwa Arab woman, was Waziri’s first wife. He later wed two other wives, the last of whom was Fatimah, Kashim Ibrahim’s daughter. He was Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim’s father.
Waziri Ibrahim Early Life
Ibrahim was born in Yerwa, Maiduguri, on February 26, 1926.
He was named after a friend who was then a Waziri of Borno. Baba Alhaji Ibrahim Ibn Mohammed, his father, was an Islamic scholar. Early years of Waziri’s life were spent in Damaturu, where his father served as the preacher of a nearby mosque.
He studied at Maiduguri Middle School from 1940 to 1943, Damaturu Primary School from 1936 to 1939, and Kaduna College from 1944 to 1947. He attended Kaduna College with Professor Umaru Shehu, and Kashim Ibrahim, the former chief education officer of Borno, had hoped that Waziri would join the teaching profession after graduating.
However, Waziri decided to work with U.A.C. as a trainee manager in 1948 rather than continuing his education after Kaduna College or becoming a teacher. At the firm, he rose through clerical and administrative ranks from\sacting as a cashier and storekeeper at U.A.C.’s, Maiduguri\sbranch in 1951.
After that, he worked at Jos from 1952 to 1953, when he was appointed labor and staff manager for the Benue region. By the time he departed the company, he was Kaduna’s district manager.
Waziri Ibrahim Political and Business Career
Waziri began his political career as a member of NEPU; in 1950, he founded the association’s Damaturu chapter, and in 1951, he served as the branch chairman. Waziri joined NPC, however, toward the close of the 1950s, and was chosen as the Federal Minister of Health in 1958.
He was a member of the Nigerian mission to the UN in 1960, the year that Nigeria became the organization’s 99th member. He presented the Nigerian Parliament with an ambitious capital expenditure budget for a six-year period in 1962 while serving as minister of economic development.
The budget was based on a projected 4% annual growth in GDP and the allocation of resources to worthwhile projects that would promote development. The creation of the Kainji was one of the budget’s main pillars.
However, almost half of the funding for construction expenditures was to come from foreign assistance.
Political figures from the Eastern and Western regions of Nigeria rejected the contentious 1962 census that was performed there; Waziri’s ministry oversaw the census officer’s office.
All parties made allegations of excessive counting, with Waziri accusing the Eastern region of inflating population numbers and the southern leaders accusing the Northern head count of being excessive. The head count controversy resulted in the cancellation of the census, and the final numbers were never made public.
Following the military takeover in 1966, Waziri entered the commercial sector. He was engaged in arms dealing and consulting during the Nigerian Civil War, and he later founded a defense consultancy. Under the corporate name Herwa, Waziri founded a collection of businesses, among them a tin mining operation in Jos and a soap and flour mill in Maiduguri.
In Kano, he started a Herwa facility worth 5 million naira. After purchasing Stephen Tolbert’s fishing company, he started his own business, Nigeria Cold Stores, which also imported refrigerated fish.
Waziri reentered politics in 1978 and, along with members of Club 19 and the Council for National Unity, co-founded the NPP. Waziri and some party members, many of whom were Azikiwe’s disciples, including Adeniran Ogunsanya, however, had a dispute.
Ibrahim was opposed by Club 19 and Council for National Unity leaders in their efforts to make him the party’s chairman and presidential nominee.
After the party’s inaugural meeting in 1978, the dispute grew more intense, and his departure from the party followed. The Great Nigeria People’s Party was later founded by him.
Although he didn’t win the presidency in the 1979 election, he was well-liked among the Kanuri supporters. In Borno, where the Kanuri made up the plurality, as well as the neighboring Gongola state, his party won the governor’s race.
Waziri Ibrahim Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Waziri Ibrahim is approximately around $500,000 Dollar which is equivalent to about ₦350,000,000 Naira in Nigeria currency. His net worth in European currency is around €498,000. He archived his wealth from his professional career as a business man and also as a politician.