NATIONAL ASSIGNMENTRt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara is the Speaker, House of Representatives, Nigeria. He has a duty to serve the nation as the fourth citizen of the country.
CONSTITUENCYThe Bogoro/ Dass/ Tafawa-Balewa constituency is being represented at the House of Representatives by Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara; he has an obligation to represent his constituency well.
MEET HON. YAKUBU DOGARARt Hon Yakubu Dogara could be counted as one of the luckiest Nigerian politicians given his political antecedents even as he is a man with professional sagacity, immense insight and enormous intellectual acumen. He is an astute administrator to the core.
RT. HON. YAKUBU DOGARA
- Speaker, House of Reps
- Member, NBA
- Member, IBA
- Member, NIM
- Member, CIMC
- Member, Cyber Association of Nigeria
- Leadership Politician of the Year Award.
- Dogara was chosen for the award “for being politically adroit enough to win back the confidence of his party’s leadership after this has been accomplished to the extent of becoming the bridge and influencer of the rapprochement between the National Assembly and the Presidency”.
PAST POSITIONS HELD
- Chairman, Nigerian Customs Service Probe Panel, Chairman, Adhoc Committee on Composition and Pigmentation of Cement in Nigeria. Chairman, House Adhoc Committee on Disbursement of Public Funds by the Bank of Industry. Member, House Contract Scam Probe Panel. Member, Hijack of fishing vessels and Maritime Security Probe Panel. Member, House Adhoc Committee on Crude Oil Theft. Member, House Adhoc Committee on Constitutional Review
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- 20 January 2019 by Admin, in Blog,Latest posts
We have evidence Bauchi Govt arming thugs with assault rifles- Dogara ..Says not opposing Gov Abubakar because he isn’t originally from Bauchi state Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed plans to unleash violence on the people of Bauchi State during the forthcoming elections, adding that there is evidence that the state government has procured assault rifles for that purpose. He also debunked insinuations that he is opposing Governor Mohammed Abduallahi Abubakar’s re-election because he is not originally from the state. Speaking at a press conference by a coalition of political parties and stakeholders United against the Bwuchi state government, Dogara said they had uncovered a government sanctioned plot to perpetuate violence on unprecedented scale to ensure that the present administration continues to rule over the affairs of the state against their will. “Now, we have heard, with some evidence, that violence on unprecedented scale is being planned in order to ensure that whether we like it or not in Bauchi State, they will maintain the status quo. Now, the reason why I must address this is because we are all aware, most of us, including journalists, of a young man who came out to polling booth with an assault rifle and the picture was captured, I can even name his name if you want. I can say one his name is Ilela, you can fill the gap. “Now, my worry is that this thing is being encouraged by the government of the state, all of you know that but the warning I will deliver is that they should desist from planning to kill our brothers and sisters, our uncles and our relations in Bauchi State. If someone does not have his own relations in the state and that is why he trying to promote violence, I want to say categorically here that he should desist from doing so. And some of our brothers that are conniving with him, by the time this crisis comes, his own sister is not going to be killed because he doesn’t have them, he doesn’t have uncles that will be killed, he doesn’t have brothers and sisters that will be killed and nephews and nieces that will be killed but we all have them. “But in spite of all those things, the resolve of all the people of Bauchi State, as has always been, is to cast their votes, to stay there till their votes are counted and until the results are known and by so doing, as we always done, the will of the people will prevail. Now, if anyone is killed, the chief promoter of this violence, we are delivering this warning, we will not only defeat him, we will ensure that we get a bus that may escort all that he has, maybe 10-seater bus out of the state so that we can live in peace that Bauchi is known for and make the kind of progress that is needed,” he stated. Hon Dogara explained that neither he, nor other people standing against the governor of the state have any grudge against him because he is not from Bauchi State originally, but because he has failed to bring development to the state, having failed in human capital development, promotion of healthcare, education, infrastructure, among others. “We are not fighting as some of them have alleged and rightly so, that the governor is not originally from Bauchi State, that is not the reason. We have welcomed so many people who have done good to this state and we will not stop but anyone who will bring lack of progress, will steal resources from Bauchi, will encourage underdevelopment of Bauchi, even if he is the original son of the soil, we will fight that person. And I want to say before you all here, before all the people of Bauchi, that even among them, we are working hard to make sure that when one of them emerges the governor and begins to do what Governor M.A is doing in Bauchi State, they will see what M.A is seeing. We will continue to try until we get the best that will take this state out of the dungeons. That is very, very important. “So, it doesn’t matter where you come from, provided you are not for the people of Bauchi State, some of us have vowed – there is nothing we are looking for from the governor, not appointments, contracts or anything- because God has brought us to the level where if we see that some is wrong, we should be able to say it and stand by it, to stand with the truth and not what is convenient or promote our interest or what will bring money to our pockets. We do not need it. We are fighting agents of underdevelopment and for the people of Bauchi State. We will not only defeat him, we will prevent anyone from stealing elections in this state and continue to perpetuate himself so that he can continue to play with the destiny of Bauchi State.” If you play with education, you are playing with your future. 1.3 million children out of school is too much a burden for us. If we continue like this, we are going to have millions in next few years so what do we do with them? They are unskilled, they are not trained, even if you build the industries, you cannot employ them because they do not have the training, they do not have the skills, so what do you do with them? And then, imagine if they are two to three million in the next 15 years, what do we do with them, throw them in wells? Kill them, because they will kill us. So, that is the grave danger that all of us as stakeholders face.” He warned the people of Bauchi not to joke with the future of their children by supporting the re-election of a governor that does not care that 1.3 million children are out of school, not because there is no funds to promote development of education and other areas, but out of greed and lack of concern for the growth of the state. The speaker noted that it is inevitable when youths are not trained, they will become a security threat in the future because of poverty and idleness, among other things. “Instead of sinking boreholes, improving our hospitals and schools, all they do is use them in producing billboards, banners and posters. Our youths who should be in school, about 1.3 of them are out of school, the only job they have is for them to guard these billboards and if you are not prepared to be a guard man or guard woman of these billbords, then there is no job for you. That is the unfortunate situation that this state that is blessed with talents, blessed with elites, has found itself. “Now, our governor made a very big mistake; the mistake is that he thought he could gather money accruing to the state and price all of us, including the elders here. He believes that all of us have price tags and I can assure that most of us have been priced already. If not because of the interest of Bauchi State, I can beat my chest and swear with whatever that we will not be seated here, all of us would have settled because the governor would rather pay Baba Waziri (Alhaji Bello Kirfi) he would rather pay me, pay some of us, than pay all these noisemakers or some of these our brothers who worship only their stomach, their God is their stomach. If that is not the case, there is no sane person in Bauchi State that will align with what is happening in this state. There is no progess virtually in all areas of human development and you talk about the local government system, it is dead. “We are not talking about 50 billion here, what of the money accruing to local government? What happened to it and it is hundreds of billions in the last 3 years plus. Where is the money in Bauchi State? So, when we talk, we talk with pains. You can now understand. Look at the progress that is being made in Gombe, states like Jigawa in those days, even in Adamawa, if you go to Yola, you can see some progress being made. Go to Plateau, in spite of crisis upon crisis in that state, look at the progress that is being made. What has happened to Bauchi State? Is it because we are cursed? So, what is the problem? “That is why all of us here have agreed to work together and even if it means producing one candidate in order to ensure that we send lack of progress and development out of Bauchi State, we are prepared to do that.” Attached pictures: Pix 1&2,R – L ,Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Elder stateman, Alh. Bello Kirfi, Bauchi State PRP Governorship candidate, Prof. Ali Pate & PDP Governorship candidate Sen Bala Mohammed at a press conference announcing formation of a grand coalition of political parties & Stakeholders united against Governor M.A Abubakar of Bauchi State, at NUJ Secretariat, Bauchi, on Sunday 20th January,2019. Picture : Speaker’s Media Office. Turaki Hassan Special Adviser (Media & Public Affairs) January 20, 2019....READ MORE +
- 19 January 2019 by Admin, in Blog,Latest posts
Dogara flags off re-election campaign …Urges Nigerians to resist rigging, protect their votes …prays God to destroy plotters of killings, violence during 2019 elections ..As 8 APC State State, 10,000 members defect to PDP Speaker of the House or Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday flagged off his -re-election campaign in Bununu, headquarters of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, where he called on the people to resist any attempt to instigate violence and rig the 2019 elections. He also warned that there are people who do not have any ancestral link, connection or origin in Bauchi State but want to cause violence and killings during the elections because they have nothing to lose and therefore, called on the people to do everything possible to foil the plot because they are the ones who will lose relatives, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers in addition to their ancestral homes. Hon Dogara told his supporters to ensure that they monitor their votes on election day from the beginning to the end of the exercise in order to foil any plan to rig the polls. “On election day, when you vote, don’t go home: vote and wait until all votes are counted and results announced and escort the vote.There are some of our unpatriotic people who are conniving with the Bauchi State government to cause violence,” he said. The speaker lamented that good governance has eluded Bauchi State in the last four years, unlike other states that have been witnessing development. And that in spite of his spirited efforts to spur development from the grassroots through the bill passed by the National Assembly to grant autonomy to local government councils, some governors did all within their powers to block it in order to continue to divert local government funds. Hon Dogara also appealed to his constituents to vote out the present government in order to bring in a government of the PDP which will be dedicated to infrastructure development of the state and the country at large. He disclosed to his constituents, the unwillingness of the state government to support this efforts at bringing developmental projects to the state, saying, “I did everything within my power together with my colleagues to give autonomy to local governments but some state governors connived with some states assemblies to block it. Today, the local government is non-existent and the ordinary people don’t benefit anything from there. “We have attracted so much infrastructural development to Bauchi State but the State government even sponsored some youths to protest and sweep the venue of the flag-off of road construction in 2017. “Now that they see work is ongoing, the same Bauchi State government and its supporters have turned around to say the projects are President Muhammadu Buhari’s. So if they knew it was Buhari’s projects, why were they opposing it?” “We attracted schools and other projects too numerous to mention but the Bauchi State government stopped the work and chased away the contractors. Don’t allow them deceive you. Even mosque we wanted to renovate here in Bununu they stopped it.” He also used the avenue to emphasise that neither him nor his political associates have any personal grudge against President Muhammadu Buhari but are only concerned about the welfare and security of the Nigerian people. “None of us here hates President Muhammadu Buhari,” he stated, adding, “we do not hate him but the truth is we are worried and concerned about the future of our people in Nigeria, especially the North East, which has been ravaged by Boko Haram violence. If not checked, it will consume us here even in Bununu, may God forbid. Poverty and killings and bloodletting have ravaged our land. Two days ago, two people who did everything to stop me from joining the PDP called after watching Buhari’s interview on television to apologise to me and said they thank God for opening their eyes.” While decrying the desperation to remain in power in the face of glaring incompetence, he prayed that God will destroy whoever equates himself with Him as the one who gives and takes power and positions, as He did to Pharaoh a d other despots and dictators. He also apologised to the people of Bauchi for helping to bring the present state government that has been a massive and monumental failure to power and sought their forgiveness. At the campaign rally, eight former executives of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in addition to over 10,000 other members defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The event was attended by the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, deputy governor of Gombe State, Hon Charles Illiya, director general of the Gubernatorial campaign of the PDP in Bauchi State, Senator Abdul Ningi, serving and former members of the National Assembly from Bauchi and neighboring states, members of the national PDP, as well as the executive and members of the party in Bauchi State....READ MORE +
- 19 January 2019 by Admin, in Blog,Latest postsSpeaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerian y...READ MORE +
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF RT. HON. YAKUBU DOGARADogara’s stay in the Nigeria lower chamber of the National Assembly has been a successful progress for his constituency in particular and Nigeria in general as many bills and motions are traceable to his quarters. It remains an incontestable fact that enviable and robust bills and motions have been sponsored and moved by this young, energetic, vibrant and visionary parliamentarian in his almost a decade sojourn in the green chambers even as he ably cheered two house committees namely the House Committee on Customs and Excise and the House Services Committee, and member of other various committees where he distinguished himself as a quintessential lawmaker per excellence.
HON. DOGARA IN BRIEF
Yakubu Dogara was born to Yakubu Ganawuri and Saratu Yakubu on 26 December 1967. He began his education in 1976 at Gwarangah Primary School in the then Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Upon graduation in 1982, he proceeded to the Bauchi Teachers’ College for his secondary education, and obtained a Grade II Teachers’ Certificate in 1987. In 1988, he went on to the University of Jos, Plateau State, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons.) degree in 1992. From 1992 to 1993, Dogara was a student at the Lagos campus of the Nigerian Law School and was called to the bar in 1993. He later obtained a Masters (LLM) in International Commercial Law at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. Dogara also attended a course on Managing and Leading Strategic Change in 2006, the Oxford University Course on Negotiation in 2013, and a course on Leadership in Crisis at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2014.
He first took up employment in April 1988 as a teacher at the ATBU Staff School in Bauchi. In 1993, during the mandatory National Youth Service Corps, he served at NCCF, Akwa Ibom state. Upon completion of the NYSC programme in 1994, he went into private legal practice until 2005 when he was appointed Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Transport. He held this position until 2006, when he decided to contest to represent the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa constituency at the Federal House of Representatives. His bid proved successful and he has been a member of the House since 2007.
Dogara has been a member of the Federal House of Representatives since 2007. His legislative interests include tenancy, regulating monopolies, company law, and intellectual property. He has sponsored many bills and undertaken several assignments, some of which are; Committee memberships Between 2007 and 2011, Dogara chaired two House committees, namely the House Committee on Customs and Excise, and the House Services Committee. During this period, he was also a member of the House committees on Judiciary, Capital Markets and Institutions, Foreign Affairs, Rural Development and Power, among others. During the 2011-2015 dispensation, he served as Chairman of the committee on House Services and Welfare, and as a member of others including Judiciary, Land Transport, Labour, Employment and Productivity, Steel Development, and Legislative Budget and Research
In 2010, Dogara sponsored the Corporate Manslaughter and the Data Protection Bill. These were followed by Federal Competition Commission Bill in 2011. In 2013, he sponsored a bill for an act to amend section 143 of the Nigerian Constitution in order to make the process of removal of the President and the Vice President (on charges of misconduct) less ambiguous. In the same year, he also sponsored bills on Public Interest Disclosure, and Hire Purchase.
Dogara has sponsored many motions throughout the duration of his legislative career, some of which bordered on; An alleged concession agreement between the Ministry of Finance and a technology firm which was signed in secrecy during the government transition period The indiscriminate granting of waivers, exemptions and concessions by the Federal Government The need for the Central Bank of Nigeria to implement the cashless policy in phases based on the availability of the requisite infrastructure. Urgent need for both Houses of the National Assembly to activate their constitutional powers under section 58 (1) (5) of the 1999 Constitution in relation to bills over which the President has failed to exercise constitutional responsibilities and powers under section 58 (1) and (4) of the Constitution.
Dogara is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Nigerian Institute of Management, the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators, the Cyber Bar Association and the Social Policy Association. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Environment Management and Assessment, and the World Jurist Association, among others. He also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Legal Adviser to FAcE-PAM, an NGO operating in Bauchi State.
Hon. Yakubu Dogarain three spheres
As a responsible man and visionary leader, Hon. Yakubu Dogara is known in Three major spheres
Steering the wheels of the lower chamber to the attainment of reputable feats, he is saddled with the obligation to ensure that democracy in Nigeria is sustained and laws that are good for the country are passed
Bogoro/ Dass/ Tafawa-Balewa constituency should not lack good representation because of Hon. Yakubu Dogara's national assignment. Thus, inspite of his position he ensures the voice of his constituency is well heard and solidly represented
His immediate and extended family enjoys the support of a caring father and husband. He ensures that his home comes first