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Umar Damagum: Key Things To Know About PDP Acting National Chairman



Umar Damagum: Key Things To Know About PDP Acting National Chairman

On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, the national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced Iliya Umar Damagum as the acting national chairman of the nation’s major opposition party, CityNews reports.

The development came shortly after the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, announced he had stepped aside from the position.

Ayu had stepped down in compliance with a High Court order restraining him from parading himself as the party’s national chairman.

Damagum was, before his appointment, the Deputy National Chairman of the PDP.

Below are Nine (9) key things to know about the PDP acting national chairman:

1 – Ambassador Damagum hails from Yobe State, Northeastern Nigeria

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2 – He is a former Nigerian ambassador to Romania

3 – Ambassador Damagum is a dynamic administrator with experience in board politics spanning 15 years at Goldlink Insurance Plc, Abuja Investment Company Limited, Yobe State Investment and Yobe State Housing Corporation.

4 – Damagum holds a Master’s in Business Administration (2004)

5 – He also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Economics) at the University of Maiduguri in the year 1996 and 1988, respectively.


6 – He is well versed in Banking, Economy, Diplomacy and Public Sector Administration after participating in a series of seminars, workshops and conferences.

7 – Damagum also holds an Honorary Diploma and Certificate issued to him by the Governing Board of Adiri, Bucharest- Romania, Iulian Antonescu Museum (Bacau-Romania) and The Family International (Timisoara-Romania).

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8 – The PDP chieftain was a Council Member of the Nigerian Shippers Council from 2002 to 2004 and National Health Insurance Scheme from 2012 to 2015.


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