The Kogi State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has officially affirmed Hamza Muhammed as the running mate of its candidate, Barrister Adejo Okeme, in the November 11 governorship election in the state, Naija News learnt.
It was gathered that the development follows the release of the final list of political parties’ governorship candidates by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to the Kogi State Labour Party, Publicity Secretary, Idakwo Emmanuel, Muhammed, who is from Ahoko in Kogi Local Government Council is a “detribalised, liberal, resourceful, purposeful and energetic young philanthropist.”
While addressing pressmen, Emmanuel, said the Labour Party’s agenda, which is the Kogi restructuring agenda, is set to sail under the leadership of the duo of Okeme and Muhammed.
Giving a brief bio of Mohammed, he said ”Hamza began his early education at L.S.M.B. Primary School, Gegu Beki where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1978. He further secured admission to Government Technical College, Esie Iludun, Kwara State and passed the City and Guilds of London Institute in 1983.
”Muhammed was recruited into the Nigeria Immigration Service in February 1988, where he served as a regular officer in various capacities while furthering his education. He obtained a Higher National Diploma in Building from Kaduna Polytechnic, a PGD in Environmental Planning and Protection at the University of Abuja in 2012, and an M.Sc. in Environmental Resources Management in 2017 at Nasarawa State University Keffi.
”Since 1988, Muhammed has worked as a regular immigration officer in various capacities in the visa and residency department, diplomatic desk, passport and other travel documents, office of the provost marshal security unit, ECOWAS and African Affairs unit, worked at Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport Abuja and rose to the Rank of Assistant comptroller of Immigration and retired from active service in Feb 2023.
”He is up to date very active and still works as a consultant to various organisations.