Jonah Jang

Jonah Jang Biography / Profile

Jonathan David Jang was born on March 13, 1944 in Du, Jos South Local Government of Plateau State. He was a former governor of Plateau State and the senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District at the National Assembly.


Jonah Jang Age

Jonah Jang is 76 years old.


Jonah Jang Early Life

Jang, had his primary education at Junior Primary School, Du and Senior Primary School, Riyom between the years 1953 and 1956. He had his secondary education at Plateau Provincial Secondary School Kuru.

After his secondary education in 1964, Jonathan David Jang joined the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) in 1965, and was trained on how to fly air plane in Germany. Later he was admitted into the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) Kaduna. By the year 1979, Jonathan David Jang had completed his Command courses in both Ternhill, United Kingdom and Kaduna respectively. Between the years 1981 and 1985, he served at the NAF Headquarters. Jonathan David Jang eventually became the Commanding Officer, Equipment Supply Wing and Commander, Equipment Supply Depot, Ikeja, Lagos.

Jonah Jang obtained a Bachelor of Divinity Degree at the Theological College of Northern Nigeria in 2002.


Jonah Jang Career

During the Military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, Jonathan David Jang was appointed the Military Administrator (Governor) of Benue State in 1985. Later he was posted to Gongola State as governor during the same period. After  his service as Military Administrator, he was promoted to the rank of Air Commodore.

Jang voluntarily retired from the Nigeria Air Force in 1990, after which he became an entrepreneur and founded and managed different companies to success.


At the return to civilian rule in late 1998, Jang later ventured into politics and was one of the founding fathers of the People’s Democratic Party, he is as well a member of the Party’s Board of Trustees.

In April 2007, Jonathan David Jang contested and worn the governorship election of Plateau State on the platform of the PDP.

He was successfully re-elected for second term in the 2011 governorship elections.

After completing his second tenure, Jang contested for the senatorial position of Plateau North Senatorial District with the Peoples Democratic Party's ticket and was successful.

Jonah Jang is the Vice-Chairman Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence. 

 

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