Today In Nigerian History: 28th January

On this day in 2009, Mallam Ibrahim Gaidam was sworn in as Governor of Yobe State…

Ibrahim Geidam was elected Deputy Governor of Yobe State on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform, and was sworn into office on May 29, 2007 and as fate would have it, Governor Mamman Bello, the Executive Governor at the time, died in Florida of a liver problem and his deputy (Gaidam) was eventually  sworn in.

Before he became Governor, Ibrahim Geidam worked in several government ministries in the old Borno State, later Yobe State. He was Assistant Director of Finance in the Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructure, acting Director of Finance and Supplies in the Yobe Information and Culture Ministry.

Ibrahim Geidam, an accountant, left the civil service in 1995 when he was appointed the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, and then Commissioner of Commerce and Industries. He returned to the civil service and from 1997 to 2007, he was a Director in the State Finance Ministry and Permanent Secretary in various other ministries.