Here is the biography of Abdulaziz Yari, with all you need to know about the popular Nigerian politician.
Abdulaziz Yari served in different political positions including the governor of Zamfara State.
Abdulaziz Yari Biography
Alhaji Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, born 1968, better known as Abdulaziz Yari, is a Nigerian politician and former Governor of Zamfara State, Nigeria.
He was born in Talata Mafara, Zamfara State in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Abdul-aziz Yari was elected Governor of Zamfara State on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
Early Life and Education
Abdulaziz Yari was born in Talata Mafara, Zamfara State in the Northern part of Nigeria.
He began his education at Talata Mafara Township Primary School, then proceeded to Government Teacher’s College in Bakura.
He attended Sokoto Polytechnic from 1991 to 1994 where he obtained a certificate and later a Diploma in Secretarial Studies in 2004.
Abdulaziz Yari also attended Kebbi Polytechnic for a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration in 2008.
Abdulaziz Yari began his political career in 1999 when he assumed the position of Secretary of the then All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) between 1999 and 2003.
He was elected Chairman of ANPP Zamfara State in 2003 and also served the position of ANPP National Financial Secretary.
He was elected as Member representing Anka/Talata Mafara Federal Constituency from 2007 to 2011.
Abdul-aziz Yari Abubakar was elected Governor of Zamfara State on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) On April 26, 2011.
In 2015, he was re-elected as Governor under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He has served in other important political positions adding to his portfolio.
Abdulaziz Yari Net Worth
Abdulaziz Yari is a top Nigerian politician and Governor of Zamfara State. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Abdulaziz Yari’s first wife and former First Lady of the state is Hajiya Asma’u AbdulAziz Yari, with the union blessed with four children, two boys and two girls.
Yari later married the daughter of his predecessor, the former governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Mamuda Aliyu Shinkafi.