Biography of Namadi Sambo, Ex-Vice President; Politician; Kaduna State Celebrity.

Biography of Namadi Sambo, Ex-Vice President; Politician; Kaduna State Celebrity.

Namadi Sambo
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Architect Namadi Sambo is the current Vice President of the  Federal Republic of Nigeria Namadi Sambo was born in Zaria, Kaduna State on August 2, 1954. He had his primary education at the
Baptist Primary School, Kakuri Kaduna state in the year 1959, he later moved to Kobi Primary School, Bauchi and finally, Towns School, Zaria. After his primary education, Namadi Sambo had his secondary education in Government Secondary School, Zaria and obtained West African School Certificate (WASC) in the year 1971. From 1972 to 1973 he attended the School of Basic Studies at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Namadi Sambo later got admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he studied and graduated with a Bachealor of Science degree in Architecture (B.Sc,) (Hons) in the year 1976 and a Masters Degree in Architecture ( in the year 1978. After his University, Namadi Sambo was posted to Oyo State for his Youth Service, and he did his primary assignment with the Oyo State Ministry of Works and Housing for his National Youth Service between 1978 and 1979.
When Bauchi State was created, Namadi Sambo was one of the architects that were employed to do some architectural designs for offices and residential quarters of the government officials. In fact, he particularly worked heavily on the design and upgrade of the Yankari Games Reserve Holiday Resort. He was made responsible for the Bauchi State Urban Development Board for development, control and the production of the Master Plan of Bauchi town and other cities in Bauchi State.

On February 1986, Namadi Sambo was appointed the Kaduna State?s Commissioner of Agriculture. In 1988 he was re-posted to the Kaduna State Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing. He further worked as the Managing Director of Fulani Construction Company at Gombe. Consequent upon his appointment, he took active part in the construction of DadinKowa Secondary School, now a Polytechnic, and many other educational institutions and housing projects.

Namadi Sambo eventually floated an architectural firm called Environmental Design Consortium, which later metamorphosed into Coplan Associates. This enabled him to engage in private practice of his profession after leaving the service of the Kaduna State Government in 1990. He consulted for the World Bank as well as Federal and State Governments.

Namadi Sambo was later elected the Executive Governor of Kaduna State in the year. Following the death of President Umaru Musa Yar?Adua Namadi Sambo became the vice president of the federal republic of Nigeria on May 6, 2010. Namadi Sambo later contested the April 16, 2011 presidential election as the running mate of President Goodluck Jonathan which they won.

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