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Biography of Ibrahim Geidam

Ibrahim Geidam is the current Governor of Yobe state, he was born on 15 September 1956 in Bukarti village, Yunusari local government area in the old Borno, now Yobe state. He attended the Borno Teachers' College (BTC), Maiduguri from 1974 to 1979, where he obtained a Teachers' Certificate.

He obtained both Diploma in Accountancy and Bsc in Accountancy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1983 and 1990 respectively. He is a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria. an accountant, 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.

He 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.

He was elected Deputy Governor of Yobe State on April 2007 on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform, and was sworn into office on May 29, 2007.

following the death of Governor Mamman Bello Ali in Florida of a liver problem. He was sworn in as Executive Governor on January 27, 2009

He was elected on 26 April 2011 for a second term as governor.

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