Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto Biography

Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto is a Nigerian accountant, administrator and politician. He was elected governor of Sokoto state in March 2023. Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu was born on January 1, 1970 in Sokoto, Nigeria.

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Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto

Real Name

Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto


January 1, 1970


53 Years  (2023)

State of Origin

Sokoto State









Political Party

All Progressive Congress (APC)

Net Worth

Under Review

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Educational Background

Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto Education

Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto attended Magaji Rafi Model Primary School, Sokoto from 1977 to 1983 and Government Secondary School, Yabo from 1983 to 1989.

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He attended College of Administration of the Polytechnic of Sokoto State where he obtained a Clerical Officers Certificate (Accounts and Audit) in 1991 and a Professional Diploma in Public Accounts and Audit (DPAA) in 1994.

Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto obtained a Higher National Diploma in Local Government Studies from Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata Marafa in Zamfara State, from in 1997.

Between 2000 and 2004, he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in management (PGDM) and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

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Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto Career

Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto started his career as a cashier at the Jega Local Government Education Authority from 1989 to 1992.

In 1993, he became the Internal Auditor, Sokoto State House of Assembly.

Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto was the Accountant in Charge of salary at Wamakko Local Government from 1995 to 1997 and the Deputy Director Finance and Supply, Sabon-Birni Local Government from 1996 to 1998.

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Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto was the Director Finance and Supply, Kebbe Local Government and the Chief Accountant Local Government Service Commission from 2002 to 2007.

He was appointment as the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Social Welfare and Culture and later the the commissioner for health.

In 2014, Ahmed Aliyu was chosen as the running mate to Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal under the platform All Progressive Congress (APC). APC won in the 2015 general elections whereby Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Alh. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto were elected as Governor and Deputy Governor of Sokoto State respectively.

In 2019, he contested for Sokoto state governor under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) but lost to the incumbent governor and candidate of the PDP Aminu Tambuwal.

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Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto picked nomination form to contest for Sokoto state Governorship election. He won the party primaries and subsequently won the governorship election in March 2023.

Personal Life

Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto Wife

Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto is married with children. He is a Muslim from Sokoto state.


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