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Who Is Hakeem Baba-Ahmed?

Hakeem Baba Ahmed (born 11 September 1955) is a Nigerian born retired civil servant, Politician who is the Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF).

Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is currently the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Director of Publicity and Advocacy whose Interview with Daily Trust about 2023 Presidential Election and Presidency got Nigerians talking.
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Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Profile Bio Data Summary

Name: Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

Full Name: Hakeem Baba Ahmed

Nationality: Nigerian

Original Country Of Origin: Mauritania

State Of Origin: Kaduna State

Tribe: Fulani

Religion: Muslim

Date Of Birth: September 11, 1955

Birthday: 11 September

Age: 66 years old (in 2021)

Occupation: Retired Civil Servant, Politician

Net Worth: $5 million US Dollars

Married: Yes

Wife: Mrs Dr. Baba-Ahmed

Children: Yes

Political Position: Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Director of Publicity and Advocacy

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Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Career, Occupation, Life History, Story

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is a retired super civil servant. He was the Chief of Staff to the immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is known for his reform mindedness as a Civil Servant and rising to the position of Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service.

Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed was Permanent Secretary for 10 years between 1999 and 2009.

He equally served as the Secretary to the Kaduna State Government and as Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Hakeem Baba Ahmed is a Northern Nigerian elder statesman who currently holds the position of Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Director of Publicity and Advocacy.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed As Bukola Saraki's Chief Of Staff

In 2016, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki appointed Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, as his new Chief of Staff.

This was contained in a statement by Saraki's Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu.

Baba Ahmed was educated at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, London School of Economics and University of Sussex, both in the United Kingdom. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

A consummate public servant and intellectual, he started his working career as a lecturer with the then University of Sokoto now known as Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, before joining the Kaduna State Civil Service. He later transferred his service to the Federal Civil Service where he rose to become Permanent Secretary.

He was permanent Secretary at various times in the Presidency and later Ministry of Commerce and Industry. He later became Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He is a holder of the national honour of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Daily Trust: Hakeem Baba-Ahmed was a writer & columnist with the Daily Trust newspapers.

Awards: Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is a holder of the Nigerian award, Order of the Niger.

State Of Origin, Home Town, Tribe: Where is Hakeem Baba-Ahmed from? Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed hails from Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. He is Originally from Mauritania.

Date Of Birth, Birthday, Age: Hakeem Baba-Ahmed was born on born on September 11, 1955.

Real Age: How old is Hakeem Baba-Ahmed? Hakeem Baba Ahmed is currently 66 years old as at 2021.

Family, Parents, Father, Mother, Siblings: Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed was born into the family of Mr and Mrs Baba-Ahmed in Kaduna. His family is originally from Mauritania.

The name of Hakeem Baba-Ahmed younger brother is Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. He aspired to be Kaduna Governor. He is currently Peter Obi's Labour Party Vice Presidential candidate.
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Wife: Who is Hakeem Baba-Ahmed wife? Hakeem Baba Ahmed is married to Mrs Baba-Ahmed with children.

Children, Son, Daughter: Hakeem Baba-Ahmed and his wife are blessed with children.

Siblings, Brother: Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed's brother.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Educational Background: Hakeem Baba Ahmed was educated at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, London School of Economics and University of Sussex, both in the United Kingdom. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Net Worth Forbes, Dollars, Naira, 2020, 2021, 2022

Net Worth: Hakeem Baba-Ahmed net worth is about $5 million US Dollars.

House And Cars: Hakeem Baba-Ahmed lives in a nice house and drives nice cars.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Phone Number, WhatsApp Contact: Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has not released his Phone Number to the public.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed News, Articles

Peter Obi: "I See a Revolution Coming" - Northern Elders Forum Spokesman, Baba Ahmed .

"I spent valuable time with Mr Peter Obi this morning. I wish those who see him as an ethnic candidate can get to know him better.I also wish those who try to sell him will tone down his ethnic identity.I hope the nation will see the candidates up close, we could see a revolution."

~~Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed.

Peter Obi On Having Hakeem Baba-Ahmed As His Running Mate (PDP Vice President Candidate)

Peter Obi said this morning:

"We’re talking to a quite number of people and Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is a capable hand. But I wish I can work with somebody who is more younger.

“I prefer younger people who have a lot to offer rather than recycling old hands. I want a competent person and I am building a formidable team.

“I want people who can look me in the eye and disagree with me during cabinet meetings. People who have their own minds and ideas.

How can I hire professors to write or draft policy documents for me that I don’t even believe in?

“I have replicated all that I am promising Nigerians before. It would be the same thing. What I did in Anambra and what I achieved is what we will replicate on a larger scale. We want Nigeria to become the engine of production.

I am contesting to be Nigeria’s president to solve the country’s problem and not because I am from a part or region of the country.

“We need to do things that will bring people hope. Nigerians must be proud of this country and that is what I planned to do,”

About Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Family Origin, Family History

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed who recently lost the kaduna state Governorship bid, family is not Nigerian. His elder brother Hakeem Baba-Ahmed affirmed their Mauritania status.
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Baba-Ahmed: How a Mauritanian built a Nigerian dynasty By Daily Trust

Surviving scions of the Baba-Ahmed family are presently 22. The family has lost its patriarch, and 11 sons and daughters over the years. Members of the family have established themselves in the Nigerian public and private spheres, with the size of the family making their presence felt in various sectors of the nation. In Zaria, Kaduna State, the family is known for Islamic scholarship, courtesy of the founder’s acknowledged firm grip of Islamic jurisprudence, which earned him a place in the Zazzau emirate council as counselor for two emirs in Shari’a and Islamic jurisprudence. 

Despite Baba-Ahmed’s possession of Islamic knowledge and his status as a scholar in a typical Hausa community, he did not only enroll his wards in Western schools, but encouraged and supported them.

As a Mauritanian cattle-trader, Zaria enticed Baba-Ahmed as the city was recognised as a hub of Islamic scholarship. He decided to migrate to the ancient city, and succeeded in building a dynasty. 

Aside Mahmoon Baba-Ahmed, Mahadiyya Baba-Ahmed is the eldest surviving child of the family. She told Daily Trust that all the 33 sons and daughters of Baba-Ahmed were either born at their family house at No. 17 Baba-Ahmed Road, Tudun Wada, Zaria or in the staff quarters of Barewa College, Zaria. 

Mahadiyya said: “I attended Elementary School, Tudun Wada, Zaria the school that is now known as Baba-Ahmed Model Primary School. I did my senior primary school in Babban Dodo, Zaria. From there I got married and I am blessed with children. After my husband died, I went back to school, where I obtained Diploma in Shari’a Law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. I have been involved in humanitarian activities, particularly assisting women and children. I have a school for that purpose. The school has been established about 30 years ago. The school has many sections; nursery, primary, secondary, Qur’an memorisation, Islamiyya and adult classes for women. The school is known as Baba-Ahmed Foundation for Higher Islam and Science Education. I am now about 68, as I was born in 1949.” [email protected]

Malama Mahadiyya said she grew up to see her father teaching in the famous Barewa College in Zaria. Some of his wives, she said, were living in Barewa College, while others were in Tudun Wada. She explained that the children that were in Barewa had to come down to school in Tudun Wada. She said one of the attributes of their father was his passion for giving sound training to his children. Before enrolling into Western school, Baba-Ahmed’s children had to first of all take Islamic lessons at home, from age four to six.

Aside going to an Islamic school that is now known as Nurul Huda, Baba-Ahmed’s wives also taught his children from books on Islamic jurisprudence. Mahadiyya said: “Another interesting thing we learnt from our father is the fact that he doesn’t believe in sorcery. He referred every sickness to hospitals, even in those days. This has really informed our perception of things. We developed the culture of believing only in Allah.”

She continued: “I think he imbibed that culture because of the fact that he was an Islamic scholar. In Mauritania, his country of origin, seeking for Islamic knowledge was compulsory on every citizen. Therefore, virtually every citizen has fair knowledge of Islamic jurisprudence. When he came to Nigeria, he did not portray himself as a scholar. He concentrated on his business. He supplied meat to the Depot Nigerian Army in Zaria, and other institutions. Because of the fact that one cannot hide knowledge, he therefore couldn’t hide his scholarship. It was on that ground that he was requested to teach in Barewa College, and eventually made the Imam of the school.”

Baba-Ahmed’s erudition of Islamic jurisprudence attracted the attention of the Zazzau palace. The first to invite Baba Ahmed to the palace as advisor on Shari’ah and Islamic jurisprudence was Emir Ja’afar Dan Isiyaku.

Mahadiyya said: “I also know when he was made a counselor on Shari’a and Islamic matters to the late Emir of Zazzau Alhaji Muhammad Aminu. Our father was a scholar, but he was not the type that flaunts it.”

Baba-Ahmed moved to Zaria through Benin and Ghana. He developed an interest in migrating to Zaria following the then-trending reality that put Zaria as a centre of learning. “He’d been hearing of the prominence of Zaria on Islamic scholarship,” Mahadiyya said.“He developed interest in Zaria in order to interact with some of the scholars. Our father finally came to Zaria after some people had failed to pay him back his cattle money. He used to transport cattle from Mauritania to Benin and Ghana. Therefore, when his customers in Benin failed to pay his money, he decided to move to Zaria.”

She added: “Before then, our father used to visit Sokoto, before eventually coming to Zaria to settle. He has revealed to us his ties with the then Wazirin Sokoto, Malam Junaidu, the grandfather of the Waziri that died recently. When our father came to Zaria, he met a culture where women were not allowed to acquire education. Therefore, when he married our mothers, he educated them himself. This allowed them to also teach his children. Our father came to Zaria alone, and got his wives, and bore all of us here.”

Another attribute of Baba-Ahmed was encouraging kinship, and he taught his children to love one another irrespective of the polygamous nature of his family. A child from wife A, for example, would grow up in wife’s B care, and so on. This saw his children grow up without the drama that typifies many polygamous homes.  

Mahadiyya said their father doesn’t have any relations here in Nigeria, making him stress the importance and need for his children to be their brothers’ keepers. “Another attribute of our father is his emphasis on hierarchy of seniority exists in the relationship of his children. In our family, an elder brother or sister is always respected, no matter what. We respect each other. To ensure that, he made us eat from one dish when we were young. He only separated boys from girls, but we all ate together.

“This is why we are still united. Brothers like Dr. Hakeem see us as mothers, and listen to whatever instruction I dish out. Mahmoon is my elder brother, but because of that training, we don’t call him by his name, we say ‘Baba Mahmoon’. The impact of that training is still in our blood.”

Baba-Ahmed gave birth to 33 children. He died and left 30 behind. After his demise, 10 have died, leaving 20. However, if a number would be put to the Baba-Ahmed, the number would run in hundreds. Mahadiyya said: “Even on my own side alone, I think we should be more than 50, if children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are to be taken into account.”

The Baba-Ahmed family generally remember their late patriarch for his desire to impart knowledge on them, and the general community. “Any interaction you have with him, you are likely to learn new things,” Mahadiyya said. 

Many members of the Baba-Ahmed family have become prominent, earning the family name fame around Nigeria, and beyond. Nafi’u is a lawyer, who became prominent with the late General Sani Abacha’s failed-bank crusade, and led the investigation that resulted to arrest and jailing of many offenders. Abdulmalik is the present General Manager of Alheri/DITV Radio and Television, Kaduna. There is Muftahu, who has worked with now-defunct NEPA. There is Datti, who was a Senator and presently the proprietor of Baze University, Abuja. 

Also, there is Abdulsalam, who was once a Zaria local government chairman and commissioner in different ministries of Kaduna State; There is Abdulrashid, who is a twin brother of Abdulsalam. He is now a director in the Ministry of Justice. Mahmoon’s profile rose after his exploits in the coverage of the Maitatsine crisis in Kano as the correspondent of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Kaduna. Dr. Hakeem is described by many a fount of knowledge and talent. He was a former Permanent Secretary, INEC Secretary and now Chief of Staff to the Senate President. There are others, like Sa’idu, Shafi’i and many more. 

Also noteworthy, is the late veteran broadcaster and media mogul Khallifa Baba-Ahmed.

Mahadiyya told Daily Trust that the family converges once in a year, in a meeting they have dubbed ‘Taron Gona’ (Hausa for ‘Farm Meeting’). “Everyone would come with children and grandchildren. We used to meet at an actual farm, but we were advised against that because of kidnapping fears. The gathering used to be a very large one, where we have lectures, sports and other activities. The children’s event usually takes the form of an inter-house competition, with houses named after our late father’s closest friends, like Abubakar Sahabi, Shafi’i, Hamidu, Abubakar Imam, Emir Aminu, among others. At the end of the competition, the winner is presented with a trophy.”

Football matches between Baba-Ahmed club and the host village, where the farm is located, used to be part of the annual meeting. 

Despite the family’s large – and growing – number, even grandchildren recognise one another, many thanks to the Taron Gona. 

Mahadiyya said their father experienced a bit of discrimination in his early years in Nigeria, but he endured. “That is why we are where we are now. We grew up in the midst of friends, and up to now we see ourselves as one. To cap it all, our father was the first Imam of Haruna Danja Juma’at mosque. And as I said earlier, he was one of the counselors of some emirs of Zazzau. His host community recognised him as a scholar, and entrusted him with the task of teaching Islamic education. What else can a people do more than entrusting you with their religious life?”

Baba-Ahmed died when he was about 95, on the 5th of November, 1987, but his name and legacy live on. 

Heaven Won’t Fall If Another Northerner Is Elected President - Hakeem Baba-Ahmed (Daily Trust)

Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has said heaven will not fall if a northerner is elected the next Nigerian President.

Maintaining that northerners are not second-class citizens, he said the north will not accept to serve as a second fiddle in 2023, when the region has the population to go to clinch the first position.

He said this while delivering a keynote address at the maiden Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series organised by the students wing of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, at the weekend.

He said, “The North is not for sale and northerners will surprise those waiting for them to queue up in 2023 and be given money in exchange for their votes.”

“We will lead Nigeria the way we have led Nigeria before, whether we are President or Vice President, we will lead Nigeria. We have the majority of the votes and the democracy says vote whom you want.

“Why should we accept second class position when we know we can buy form and contest for first class and we will win?

“Why does anybody need to threaten us and intimidate us? We will get that power, but be humble because power comes from God. We inherited leadership, being honest is not being stupid.

“There are Nigerians who believe that because the economy of the North is being crumbled; we are running away from insecurity, we are politically vulnerable, they think they can buy us for 2023 but they are making a mistake.

“We are ready for this; we will consider every economic adversity, challenge, we will fix the Northern economy and we are the only one who can fix this Northern economy. For that reason, we are not for sale. We are in the process of rebuilding the North and we will rebuild the North from 2023.”

Baba-Ahmed said whether the north holds power in 2023 or not, anybody who wants to break up in this country will say so, as they were just looking for excuses.

He also charged the youths to be active in politics.

“Don’t accept second class status because you are a northerner. No northerner is a second-class citizen in this country. If we want to support a southerner, we will support a southerner because that will be in our own interest and we can decide for ourselves.”


Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Arise TV Interview

NEF Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spoke on Tuesday when he featured on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ breakfast programme monitored by The PUNCH.

He said, “Is there any Nigerian who is not disappointed in President Buhari including diehard APC people? Is there anybody who would not tell you he wished President Buhari had done much better?

“We raised huge expectations, we told people, ‘Get rid of Jonathan, put Buhari there, he would fix corruption, he would fix insecurity, he would fix the economy’ (but) look at where we are now.

“How can anybody say they are happy with the record of President Buhari, even the people very close to him would tell you that they wished he could have done much better and he could have done much better and he hasn’t.”

Next president should act in opposite direction of Buhari’

The group’s spokesman said Nigeria needs a President who would act in the “opposite direction” of Buhari in terms of economic policies, security, amongst others.

“So, what we need to do now is to get ready to elect another President who would go in the opposite direction, a President who has a vision and a clear idea of what governance involves rather than just being a President. So, I am disappointed and that is why today, I am actively involved in trying to see that a new leader emerges in getting Nigerians a new lease of life,” Baba-Ahmed noted.

The PUNCH had reported that the group which was actively involved in the emergence of Buhari said that the President has failed in the two critical areas of security and economy and as such has “nothing new to offer” Nigerians. NEF had called for the resignation of Buhari in December 2020.

2023: Northern Elders Give Condition For Southerner To Become Next President 

The spokesman for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has given some conditions for a politician from the South to become the next president.

Speaking on Arise TV on Tuesday, Baba-Ahmed called on Nigerians to see beyond religious and ethnic sentiments during the 2023 general elections.

He said the demands by the southern governors that the region must produce the next president was not presented properly.

“You cannot threaten us with violence and intimidation. We can read the constitution; we know what it takes to be the president. You have to score at least 25 percent in 24 states. There are no 24 states in the north, which means no northerner can become president, unless he gets support from the southern part of the country.

“By the same token, no southerner can become president unless he gets support from the north. We understand this; we are not ignorant. We know there will be a time when someone from the south will become president.

“But it must be a president that will emerge through the political and electoral process. He must be a president that southerners and northerners both like and vote to make him or her president.

“He must be a Nigerian president, not an ethnic president, not a regional president, not a religious president,” Baba-Ahmed said.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Saraki’s Chief of Staff, Resigns From APC (2018)

Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Chief of Staff to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has resigned his membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

His resignation was contained in a statement he personally signed and issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.

Baba-Ahmed, who was the returning officer to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election in Kaduna state, cited the ruling party’s gross under performance as the reason for his action.

“After three years, I need to say that the APC has grossly underperformed, and the party has forfeited any claim to my loyalty and continued membership.

“I do not believe in all conscience, that it should be trusted and encourage to continue to govern our great country beyond 2019,’’ he said.

Baba-Ahmed said that his decision was personal and had nothing to do with the office of the Senate President.
“This is my decision and mine alone, it is a decision taken after due consultations with the Akida group, a group that has predated my appointment as Chief of Staff to the President of Senate,’’ he said.
Baba-Ahmed did not state his next plan of action, but reiterated his commitment to continue to participate in active politics.

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