Dahiru Awaisu Kuta


Dahiru Awaisu Kuta
Dahiru Awaisu Kuta
Senator for Niger East
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 May 2007
Preceded by Ibrahim Kuta
Personal details
Born 16 April 1949 (1949-04-16) (age 62)
Niger State, Nigeria

Dahiru Awaisu Kuta (born 16 April 1949) was elected Senator for the Niger East constituency of Niger State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Kuta gained a BA in History, Graduate Certificate in Education and Post graduate Diploma in Public Administration. In 1983 he was elected to the Niger State House of Assembly, where he became minority whip. In 1993 he was elected to the Federal House of Representatives and was appointed Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business. He was appointed National Deputy Director of Administration at the PDP Headquarters, and secretary to the Government of Niger State.[1]

Kuta won the 2007 PDP primary election for Niger East, beating his brother Ibrahim Kuta, the incumbent Senator. He went on to be elected to the Senate in April 2007.[2] In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay noted that he was member of the committee for managing the ecological menace due to operation of dams, that he had sponsored and co-sponsored fourteen motions and contributed to debates in plenary.[3]

References

ACN: Action Congress of Nigeria - ANPP: All Nigeria People's Party - APGA: All Progressives Grand Alliance - CPC: Congress for Progressive Change - DPP Democratic People's Party - LP: Labour Party - PDP: People's Democratic Party

See also Members of the Senate of Nigeria in the 6th National Assembly (2007-2011)



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