Aminu Tambuwal Biography, Net worth & Career Profile


Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who has served as Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Sokoto state.

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was born on 10th January 1966 into the Tambuwal family of Sokoto state and an active member of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP).


Aminu Waziri Tambuwal started his political career through the legislative process which he learned from Senator Abdullahi Wali while working as Personal Assistant on Legislative Affairs to Senator Abdullahi Wali in 1999 to 2000.

He served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives between 2011 - 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and was elected as the executive governor of Sokoto state in 2015.

In 2022, he won the Sokoto South senatorial party primary to contest for the 10th Nigerian senate in the 2023 General Elections according to INEC.


Aminu attended Tambuwal Primary School, Tambuwal, Sokoto State, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in 1979.

In 1984, he obtained the Teachers Grade 11 Certificate from Government Teachers’ College, Dogon-Daji, 

He studied law at Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, graduating with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1991. He completed his one-year compulsory legal studies at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, obtained his BL and was called to the Bar in 1992.

Professional Membership

  • Member, The Nigerian Bar Association
  • Public Relations Officer, The Nigerian Bar Association (1996-1997)
  • Member, Constitution Review Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (1997-1998)
  • Sokoto Branch Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association (1997-1998)
  • Assistant National Financial Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (1998-2000)
  • First Assistant National Secretary of Nigerian Bar Association (2000-2002)
  • Member, Body of Benchers Nigeria
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
Tambuwal is now a political statesman having served as a Speaker of the Federal House of Reps and Executive Governor of Sokoto state. He has a net worth of $200,000 based on the political portfolios and personal acquisitions.

He was instrumental to the success of Atiku Abubakar's victory as the PDP Presidential flag bearer ahead of the 2023 Presidential/National Assembly election in Nigeria.

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