Engineer Abdullahi Sule
Office Date: May 2019
Address: Government House, Lafia.
Birth Date: 26th December, 1959
Birth State: Nasarawa State
Political Party: All Progressives Congress (APC)
State: Nasarawa State
Engineer Abdullahi Sule was born on December 26, 1959 in Gudi Station, Akwanga-West Development Area of Nasarawa State.
His early schooling was at Roman Catholic Mission (RMC) Primary School, Gudi Station in 1968. He then entered Zang Secondary School in 1974 and later Government Technical College, Bukuru in 1977. After his secondary education, he went to Plateau State Polytechnic, in Barkin Ladi in 1980. He then left Nigeria on a scholarship to study at Indiana University, Terre Haute, Indiana, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Technology and a master's degree in Industrial Technology.
Returning to Nigeria in 1985, Sule served as a youth corps member with Plateau Utilities Board. He later joined the Jos Steel Rolling Mill in 1985 as a Production Engineer. Returning to the United States in 1989, he worked for several companies (Lancer Corporation, OEM component and Osyka Corporation among others) before returning to Nigeria in 2000. On his return to Nigeria, he co-founded Sadiq Petroleum Nigeria Limited in Lagos and was made the managing director/CEO. Under his leadership, the company won a bid to acquire African Petroleum (AP) Plc and he became the CEO of AP in 2001.
Prior to his gubernatorial ambition in 2018, he was the Group managing director of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc. He won the gubernatorial primaries for Nasarawa State of the All Progressive Congress on October 1, 2018.
On March 10, 2019, Engineer Abdullahi Sule was declared as the Governor-elect of Nasarawa State at the 2019 Governorship Election which held on March 9, 2019. He was sworn in as governor of Nasarawa State on May 29, 2019.