Yusuf Maitama Tuggar is a Nigerian politician and diplomat, currently serving as the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany since June 2017. He was born on 12th March 1967 in Bauchi State, Nigeria, into a political family; his father was an Organizing Secretary for the ruling Northern People’s Congress and later became a Senator in the Second Nigerian Republic.
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Yusuf Maitama Tuggar
Date of Birth
12 March 1967
State of Origin
Politician and Diplomat
Tuggar holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the United States International University. He pursued further education at the University of Bath and obtained a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge.
After his studies, Tuggar worked in the private sector, notably as the CEO of Nordic Oil and Gas Services, an energy consulting firm. He also contributed his political and economic opinions to Nigerian newspapers and magazines.
Yusuf Maitama Tuggar represented Gamawa in Bauchi State as a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives from May 2007 to May 2011. During his tenure, he served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Procurement, focusing on government spending in the oil and gas industry, education, health, and water resources. He played a role in the creation of the National Council on Public Procurement and worked on the Local Content Bill, particularly concerning oil and gas. Additionally, he sponsored a bill on improving the humane transport of livestock.
In 2011, Tuggar ran for the Governor of Bauchi State as the candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, securing second place amid allegations of fraud and violence. In 2013, he joined the All Progressives Congress and participated in the governorship primaries, finishing third.
During his ambassadorship, in March 2020, Tuggar attended a meeting with Siemens in Germany regarding projects in the Nigerian power sector. The chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, who was present at the meeting, later tested positive for COVID-19. As a precautionary measure, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar ordered the closure of the Nigerian embassy in Berlin and tested negative for the virus.
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Yusuf Maitama Tuggar Net Worth
Yusuf Maitama Tuggar is estimated to be worth approximately $1 Million.