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Iyorchia Ayu Wikipedia, Profile
|Real Name||Iyorchia Ayu|
|Age||69 years (2021)|
|Date of Birth||15 November 1952|
|State of Origin||Benue state|
|Education||University of Jos|
|Net Worth||not Estimated yet|
Former Nigerian Senator Iyorchia Ayu was elected President of the Senate during the Nigerian Third Republic (1992–1993), a position she held for a period of two years. In the following years, he worked in various ministerial positions in the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, from 1999 to 2007.
Iyorchia Ayu Early career
Ayu was born in the town of Gboko in the state of Benue. He taught sociology at the University of Jos, where he also taught courses on the art and science of Marxism. He also served as the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities chapter at the University of Jos (ASUU).
After entering politics, he gained popularity among the Tiv people, who constituted the majority in his home state of Benue. In the Third Republic, he was elected to the Senate on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and he later rose to the position of Senate President. It was in November 1993 that the Senate voted to impeach Ayu, who had been a vocal opponent of the Interim National Government, which had been established after the elected president Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola had been prevented from taking office by military intervention. However, he later rose through the ranks of General Sani Abacha’s military government to become Minister of Education.
In March 1994, he presided over a workshop on Technical Education in Nigeria, in which he sought to learn from Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan about how to improve technical education in Nigeria.
Mr. Ayu was rumoured to be the political godfather of George Akume, the former governor of Benue State who served from 1999 to 2007. Ayu worked on the People’s Democratic Party’s campaign to elect President Olusegun Obasanjo during the 1998-1999 election cycle (PDP platform). From 1999 to 2000, President Obasanjo appointed him to the position of Minister of Industry.
Ayu was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs in July 2003, and he has held the position since. According to Ayu, Nigeria was negotiating security agreements with its northern neighbours Niger and Chad in order to combat smuggling, human trafficking, and cross-border banditry at the time of his announcement in September 2003. In June 2004, he established the Prisons Monitoring Committee to protect the rights of prisoners to live in humane conditions while incarcerated.
In August 2004, Ayu announced that his ministry had begun the distribution of national identification cards to the general public. In addition to serving as an identification card, the new card would also serve as a validation card for other documents such as passports and drivers’ licences. It would also serve as a tool for regulating migration flows, generating data for government planning, and detecting criminal activity, among other things.
Ayu was reassigned to the Ministry of Environment during a cabinet reshuffle in June 2005. Ayu called for an effective, sufficient, and predictable financial mechanism to provide the technical skills and infrastructure needed for African countries to safely handle chemicals at a meeting in Rotterdam in September 2005. Ayu called for equal access to UNDP/GEF funds and increased allocations to developing countries in October of that year. He spoke at a conference on Integrated Coastal Area Management in December 2005. (ICAM). He praised ICAM’s holistic, multi-sectoral approach to regional ecosystem management.
Obasanjo fired Ayu in December 2005 without giving a reason.
Ayu left the PDP and joined the Action Congress after a falling out with Obasanjo (AC). In April 2007, he led the campaign to elect Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the presidency on the AC platform. Ayu was arrested in February 2007 and later charged with terrorism by a Federal court. Later, he was released on bail.
He spoke out in March 2007 against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for failing to include Atiku’s name on the list of candidates.
Iyorchia Ayu Personal Life
Iyorchia Ayu is married and has a family.
Senator Iyorchia Ayu is from which state.
He is from Benue State, in Northern Nigeria
Iyorchia Ayu Net Worth
Iyorchia Ayu’s estimated net worth and net income have not yet been determined.
Senator Iyorchia Ayu is among the top richest senator in Benue State
Senator Iyorchia Ayu date of birth
He was born on 15 November 1952.
Senator Iyorchia Ayu Age
The Benue State born politician is 69 years old as at November 15, 2021
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