Adamu Garba Talba, born August 15, 1952, is a Nigerian politician. He was elected Senator for the Yobe South constituency of Yobe State, Nigeria, taking office on May 29, 2007. Adamu Garba is a native of Karai-Karai born in Nangere, Yobe State.
|Full Name:||Adamu Garba Talba|
|Date of Birth:||August 15, 1952 (69 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Nangere|
|State of Origin:||Yobe State|
Early Life and Education
Adamu Garba Talba was born in Nangere, Yobe State and a native of Karai-Karai.
Adamu Garba earned a diploma in public administration and began working for the Yobe State government. He served as the chairman of the Nangere Local Government Council in Yobe State on two occasions.
He served as Chairman of the Federal Medical Centre’s Board of Management, Director of the NNDC in Kaduna, and Commissioner of Health for Yobe State.
In September 2008, as a Senator, Adamu Garba called for the creation of a National Desert Commission to combat desert expansion in the country’s northern regions.
He was a harsh critic of Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Geidam, accusing him of wasting public funds.
He demanded an inquiry of contracts awarded to BECCON Nigeria, including an N4 billion contract for the Kaliyari-Baimari road, a N2.3 billion deal for the Damaturu water works, and a N1.3 billion contract for unspecified secondary school upgrades.
In December 2009, Adamu Garba stated that the political process was functioning regularly, while criticizing recent attempts by opposition politicians to build a “mega party” to oppose the PDP.
He advised them to join either the PDP or the ANPP’s mainstream (All Nigeria Peoples Party).
He refuted a media claim in March 2010 that former Yobe Central Senator Usman Albishir, who had lately decamped from the ANPP to the PDP, would automatically receive a ticket from the party to run for governor in 2011.
With Albishir’s move, he added, the ANPP would be history in Yobe.
Adamu Garba Net Worth
Adamu Garba is a Nigerian politician and former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has an estimated net worth of $5million.
Adamu Garba is happily married to Khadija Garba with the union blessed with tree children Inna, Bapetel and Dadaji.
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