Buruji Kashamu, born May 19, 1958, was a Nigerian politician who served as a Senator representing Ogun East in the 8th National Assembly. He was born and raised in Ogun State, where he hails from and had his early education. Senator Buruji Kashamu was the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on States and Local Government.
Early Life and Education
Senator Kashamu was born in Ijebu-Igbo Ogun State, in the South Western part of Nigeria.
He started his education at Ansarudeen Primary School, Ijebu Igbo and left in 1972 to complete his primary school at St. John Modern School, Lagos.
Senator Kashamu then attended evening classes at Igbobi College while working as a licensing agent.
He was admitted to Pitman College, London, where he took courses in Business Management.
The occasion was held in Lagos, Nigeria. Senator Kashamu was awarded an honorary PhD by the unaccredited, diploma-mill Cambridge Graduate University, Massachusetts.
Senator Buruji Kashamu contested the Ogun east senatorial seat under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and defeated his closest rival Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
In 2019, he contested for the Ogun State gubernatorial election and lost to Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Senator Buruji Kashamu Net Worth
Senator Kashamu was a Nigerian politician and former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He had an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Senator Buruji Kashamu was married to Susan Buruji Kashamu and they have children together.
Senator Buruji Kashamu Death
Kashamu died on August 8, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos as a result of complications caused by COVID-19. He died at the age of 62.