Biography of Yakubu Dogara: 14th Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives
This is the Biography of Right Honourable Yakubu Dogara, the 14th Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives. He is also the incumbent. Yakubu Dogara hails from Bauchi State, Nigeria and he was born on December 26, 1967 to Yakubu Ganawuri and Saratu Yakubu.
Yakubu Dogara’s education commenced in the year 1976 at Gwarangah Primary School, Bauchi. After he concluded his primary education in 1982, he was admitted into Teachers Training College, Bauchi. Therein, he obtained Teachers Grade II Certificate in 1987. Thereafter, he proceeded to the University of Jos, Plateau State, where he studied and obtained a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons.) degree in 1992.
The same year he graduated from the university, Yakubu Dogara proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and concluded in 1993. He was immediately called to the bar. Being someone who has flair for education, Yakubu attended Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland where he obtained a Masters (LLM) in International Commercial Law.
Further search for knowledge made Dogara to take up a course on Managing and Leading Strategic Change in 2006, On Negotiation at the Oxford University in 2013, and a course on Leadership in Crisis at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2014.
Yakubu Dogara started his career as a teacher in April 1988, when he was employed at the ATBU Staff School in Bauchi. After his National Youth Service Program which he did at, Akwa Ibom state in 1994, he embarked on a private legal practice.
Yakubu was eventually appointed Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Transport, a position he occupied until 2006, when he joined politics fully and contested election into the Federal House of Representative, to represent Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa Federal Constituency, a contest he eventually won.
Dogara has been a member of the Federal House of Representatives since 2007, until 9th of June, 2015, when he was elected the Speaker of the Federal House Of Representative, a position that was highly contested.