George Akume Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

George Akume Biography

George Akume is a Nigerian politician and former governor of Benue state. He was the minister for Special duties and Inter Government Affairs under president Buhari. He was appointed the Secretary General of the Federation (SGF) to President Tinubu. George Akume was born on 27th December, 1953.

George Akume Profile


George Akume

Real Name

George Akume


27 December 1953


69 years (2022)



State of Origin

Benue State








Regina Akume

Net worth

$5 million

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Educational Background

George Akume Education

Senator George Akume holds a degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Labour relations from the University of Ibadan.


George Akume Career

George Akume became relevant in the Nigerian politics after he became the governor of Benue state. Akume was elected as governor in 1999. He was re elected for a second term in 2003.

George Akume was elected to represent Benue North in the Nigerian senate in 2007.

In 2011, Akume ran for re election under Action Congress Nigeria (ACN). He defeated his PDP counterpart Terngu Tsegba. Akume polled a total vote of 261,726 votes while Tsegba polled 143,354 votes.

In 2015, Akume ran for re election under the All Progressive Congress(APC). He was re-elected for a third term in office. While in the Senate Akume served as the chairman senate committee on army and a ranking member of senate.

In 2019, Akume lost his bid to join the senate for a fourth to

In August 2019, President Buhari nominated Akume as the Minister of Special Duties.

President Tinubu appointed George Akume as the Secretary General of the Federation (SGF) in June 2023.


In January 2020, a telephone conversation between Akume and Ortom was leaked in the internet. Ortom accused Akume of allegedly embezzling over N2billion before he left office in 2007. Ortom threatened to drag Akume to the Economic and financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He cautioned Akume to stop calling him thief since he has not stolen from Benue state funds.

Personal Life

George Akume wife

George Akume is married to Regina Akume with children. He is a Christian.

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