Nyako Abdul-Aziz

Nyako Abdul-Aziz Biography / Profile


Abdul-Aziz Nyako was born in Kaduna in 1970 and the eldest of 17 children of former Navy officer and governor of Adamawa state Murtala Nyako. Abdul-Aziz himself spent time with the military too before retiring to enter politics. He is the senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District since 2015.

Nyako Abdul-Aziz Age

Nyako Abdul-Aziz is 53 years old.

Nyako Abdul-Aziz Early Life

Nyako's early childhood was defined by incessant relocations due to nature of his father's military engagements, as a result, he was enrolled in several nursery and primary schools from 1970 to 1981, completing parts of his primary education in the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1981.

It was not until 1985 that Abdul-Aziz found some stability. He spent five years at the Air Force Military School in Jos and in 1990 enrolled in the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) where he received a B Sc. in Chemistry.

He went back to the UK and trained at the Britannia Royal Naval College (Dartmouth), where he was subsequently commissioned as a Sublieutenant in 1992. Upon his return back to Nigeria that same year, Abdul-Aziz withdrew his commission and re-enrolled in the NDA.

Nyako Abdul-Aziz Career

Abdul-Aziz Nyako held several commanding roles as a Naval Officer in the Nigerian Navy, spending some of his active service time in Liberia during the Second Liberian War. 

He left the Military in 2010 as he was on course to be promoted to Captain.

After leaving the military, Nyako went back to Adamawa state where he became deeply engrossed in bringing development to the grassroots in his independently manned grassroot development programme, which included the local apprenticeship scheme, farmer skill acquisition program, and the advancement of vocational and technical training centers. 

In 2012, the Lamido Adamawa appointed Abdul-Aziz the Sarki Matassa Adamawa. In this role, he acted as the Chief Security Advisor of the Lamido Adamawa and was also responsible for the empowerment and cultural re-orientation of the youth and the encouragement of female participation in public service.

As Sarki Matassa, he successfully conducted many security trainings and drug related programs for youth within the State. For women, he created an empowerment program and microfinance schemes to encourage business development.

In 2013, Abdul-Aziz joined the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) thereby announcing his political ambitions.

Nyako joined the All Progressives Congress(APC) following its formation in 2014 and played a major part in its adoption and solidification in Adamawa state.

He contested in the 2015 general elections for the senatorial position of Adamawa Central Senatorial District and emerged winner, thereby making his debut appearance at the National Assembly.

Nyako's legislative interests include: Security, Navy and The Maritime.

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