Abubakar Momoh is a distinguished Nigerian engineer, councilor and politician, notable for his two terms as a member of the House of Representatives representing Etsako federal constituency in Edo state.
|Date of Birth
|November 27, 1959
|Age (as of 2023)
|64 years old
|Etsako East Local Government Area (LGA), Edo state
|Net Worth (2023)
Early Life and Education
Born on November 27, 1959, Abubakar, now 64 years old as of 2023, hails from the Etsako East local government area (LGA) of Edo state, where he completed his early education. His thirst for knowledge led him to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
Abubakar Momoh's dedication to education didn't stop there. He obtained a master's degree from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka. He's also a registered member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). In addition, he holds a fellowship from the Institute of Public Administration (FPA) and a master's degree in Public Administration from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma.
Abubakar Momoh's political journey is a testament to his determination and perseverance. He began as a humble councillor in Etsako Local Government Area during the transitional period of the 80s. Gradually climbing the political ladder, he eventually became the chairman of his home council after its split in the 90s.
Besides his political aspirations, Momoh had a passion for education and even served as a teacher at Ekperi Grammar School before pursuing his Chemical Engineering degree at the prestigious University of Benin (UNIBEN).
His political acumen and dedication to his constituency led him to national politics, where he served twice as a member of the House of Representatives for Etsako Federal Constituency. Throughout his political journey, he navigated various party affiliations, but his unwavering loyalty to former Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, remained steadfast. Notably, he played a pivotal role in Oshiomhole's governorship election under the Action Congress Party (AC) in 2007.
In the 2019 Edo North senatorial election, he switched from APC to PDP to contest but unfortunately did not succeed. Subsequently, he returned to APC after the election.
On July 28, 2023, he was nominated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for a ministerial position, as announced by Senate President Godswill Akpabio. On August 20, 2023, President Bola Tinubu approved Abubakar Momoh's redeployment from the Federal Ministry of Youth to the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development.
Moreover, Abubakar Momoh holds several esteemed traditional titles in Edo North, including Otsegbhe of Okpella Kingdom, Ezomo of Three Ibie Kingdom, Udi of Auchi Sacred Kingdom, Obhada of Okpe Kingdom, and Okhai of South Ibie Kingdom. These titles and accomplishments not only contribute to his political success but also make him a compelling choice for ministerial responsibilities.
As of 2023, Abubakar Momoh's estimated net worth stands between $100,000 to $500,000.