Nuhu Ribadu, biography, NSA, age, net worth, wife, children.
Mallam Nuhu Ribadu is a Nigerian police officer, lawyer, and the founder and first chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In 2011, he ran for President of the All Congress of Nigeria (ACN). In June 2023, he was named President Tinubu’s National Security Adviser. Nuhu Ribadu was born in Yola, Adamawa State, on November 21, 1960.
Nuhu Ribadu Biography & Profile Summary
|Age/Date of Birth
|61 years (2022)21 November 1960
|Lawyer, Police Officer
|State of Origin
|Sadiq, Mahmoud,Fatima, Ahmad and Tahir
Nuhu Ribadu Early Life and Education
Mallam Nuhu Ribadu mni was born on the 21st of November 1960 in Yola, Adamawa State. He completed his early education, where he grew up with his parents in Adamawa state. He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, where he earned a Bachelor of Law degree.
Nuhu Ribadu went to the Nigerian Law School and was called to Bar in 1984. He also holds a Master of Laws degree from Ahmadu Bello University. He is a senior fellow and TED fellow at St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, Uk.
Nuhu Ribadu Career
Nuhu Ribadu joined Nigerian Police, where he worked for 18 years. He became the head of the legal and prosecution department in Abuja.
Following the establishment of the Economic and Financials Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ribadu was appointed the pioneer chairman by former President Obasanjo in 2003.
As EFCC Chairman, Ribadu prosecuted high-profile cases of fraud and money laundering among politicians, bankers and businessmen.
Ribadu charged ex-governors, ministers, senators, Commissioners of Police and prominent bankers for fraud and money laundering. He secured 270 convictions.
EFCC jailed former Inspector General of Police Tafa BALOGUN for £150 million fraud. However, he was made to return the money in a plea bargain
Ribadu helped delist Nigeria in the FATF List of Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories. Nigeria was also admitted into the prestigious Egmont Group and the withdrawal of the US Treasury FINCEN Advisory on Nigeria.
In 2006, Ribadu, in an interview with BBC, stated that over $380 billion had been looted by past Nigerian leaders since independence.
Ribadu earned a reputation globally as a respected anti-corruption crusader.
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However, Ribadu was accused of double standards. He was accused of going after Obasanjo’s enemies by the likes of Festus Keyamo.
In 2007, he was reappointed as chairman of EFCC. He was also promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police. Upon swearing in of late Yar’Adua as president, he said the promotion of Ribadu as AIG is null and void and unconstitutional.
Ribadu survived two assassination attempts and was offered a bribe several times during his anti-corruption crusades. A state Governor once offered him a $ 15 million bribe. Ribadu collected the bribe and used it as evidence in the prosecution of the governor.
In 2007, the then Inspector General of Police Mike Okiro was removed as EFCC Chairman so he could go to the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Jos, Plateau State, for a mandatory one-year course. The action was criticized by many as a politically motivated setback in the fight against corruption.
In August 2008, the Nigerian Police, through the Police Service Commission in Nigeria, demoted Ribadu to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police.
While Ribadu was about to graduate from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, the event was halted, and Ribadu, who was already seated in the hall, was ordered out of the hall.
In December 2008, he was dismissed by the Nigerian Police Force Nigerian Police Service Commission. Ribadu left Nigeria in 2009 and assumed a fellowship at the Center for Global Development.
Ribadu returned to Nigeria in 2011 to run for President under the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). However, he lost to President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In 2012, Ribadu worked as the Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force (PRSTF)
In 2014, Ribadu picked the nomination form to run for Adamawa State Governor under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He, however, lost in the primaries.
Nuhu Ribadu was appointed the Special Adviser on Security to President Tinubu in 2023. He was subsequently appointed National Security Adviser to President Tinubu days later.
New National Security Adviser(NSA)
On June 15, 2023, he was appointed as the Special Adviser on Security by President Bola Tinubu.
Nuhu Ribadu is married to Zara Ribadu and they are blessed with 5 kids.
Nuhu Ribadu Net Worth
Nuhu Ribadu was a Nigerian police officer and politician whose net worth is not yet estimated.
- Where is Nuhu Ribadu from?Nuhu Ribadu hails from Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
- Is Nuhu Ribadu married?Nuhu Ribadu is married to Zara Ribadu and they are blessed with 5 kids.
- How old is Nuhu Ribadu?Nuhu Ribadu is 63 years old. He was born on the 21st of November 1960.