Biography

Nasir El-Rufai: Biography, Wives, Children, Net Worth and Controversy

Nasir El-Rufai Biography

Nasir El-Rufai was born on the 16th of February 1960 in Daudawa Northern Region, Nigeria. He is 62 years old (as of 2022).

He is a Nigerian politician and has been in office as the governor of Kaduna state since 2015.

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Party, Political Career and Education

El-Rufai was born to a Fulani family. He was sponsored through his school at a young age by his uncle. This was because his father died early and El-Rufai was just 8 years old at that time.

He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University with Bachelor’s Degree (First Class Honour) in Quantity Surveying. He also attended post-graduate programs at Harvard and Georgetown Universities.

Before becoming the governor of Kaduna state, he had been the minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2003 to 2007.

He has been a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) since 2013.

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El-Rufai family

El-Rufai is married to three wives and has children and they are Hamza El Rufai, Yasmin El Rufai, Biikisu El-Rufai, Mustapha El-Rufai, and Ahmed El-Rufai.

Young el-Rufai (middle)

His children’s names are: Hamza El-Rufai, Yasmin El-Rufai, Bilkisu El-Rufai, Mustapha El-Rufai, Ahmed El-Rufai, Bashir El-Rufai, Abubakar Al-Siddique el-Rufai, and more.

Bashir el-Rufai and his wife, Halima Kazaure

El-Rufai Daughter

One of Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai’s daughters, Yasmin, died in 2011. An NGO was set up in her honour by the state government and his first wife. It is called the Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation (YELF).

El-Rufai and late Yasmin

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai Networth 2022

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai is adjudged to be the richest Governor in Nigeria today as he is estimated to have a net worth of about $400 million. However, there is no definite estimator to confirm this valuation.

His net worth is calculated from the years he has been the minister of federal capital territory, Governor of Kaduna State, and the Director of the bureau of public enterprises

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai controversy

Nasir EL-Rufai has been a controversial leader. Last year December (2021), it was published that Nasir was punishing protesters in Kaduna state.

The watchdog reports that this wasn’t his first time but about the sixth time since he started such in 2016. The report concluded that international governments need to penalise El-Rufai for such as he doesn’t have respect for human rights.

El-Rufai’s speech today

El-Rufai’s speech today and previous speeches can be found on his official Facebook page or the Kaduna State government’s official website.

Nasir Ahmad EL-Rufai social media handles

Facebook: @nasirrelrufai

Twitter: @elrufai

Instagram: @nelrufai

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