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Danjuma Goje

Danjuma Goje

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MOHAMMED DANJUMA GOJE

Mohammed Danjuma Goje, born on October 10, 1952, is a Nigerian politician who served as the Governor of Gombe State under the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), assuming office on May 29, 2003, following the 2003 Gombe State gubernatorial election. He is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Goje's early life saw him born in Pindiga, Akko LGA of Gombe State. He pursued his education in political science and graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. His political journey began when he served as a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly from 1979 to 1983. Later, he held the position of Secretary of the National Institute For Medical Research in Yaba, Lagos State, from 1984 to 1989.

In April 1998, Goje won the seat of Senator representing Gombe Senatorial District on the platform of the United Nigeria Congress Party during the aborted democratic transition of General Sani Abacha. He established his own organization, Zaina Nigeria Ltd, from 1989 to 1999. Following this, Goje contested for the seat of Senator in the Nigerian National Assembly in 1998 and subsequently served as the Minister of State for Power and Steel from 1999 to 2001 under President Olusegun Obasanjo. He served two terms as the Governor of Gombe State from 2003 to May 29, 2011. Later, in the April 2011 elections, he was elected Senator for Gombe Central on the PDP ticket and was re-elected in 2015, 2019, and 2023 General elections.

Senator Goje withdrew from the Senate Presidency race in favor of Senator Ahmad Lawan after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on June 6, 2019. From June 2019 through June 2023, Senator Danjuma Goje chaired the Marine Transport Committee.

Throughout his career, Goje has received several awards and honors, including Awards of Excellence and Exemplary Leadership from YOWICAN, an Award of Excellence from the Nigerian Medical Association, a Special Merit Award from ASCON, a Youth Merit Award in 2009, and a Merit Award from NIOB.


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