“Mohammad Isa Ashiru kudan” was born on 23rd October 1962 in Kudan LGA of Kaduna state. He is married to one wife and they have seven children.
He attended LEA primary school, kudan from 1968-1974. Then attended Secondary school from 1975-1980 at Kufena college wusasa, Zaria. He proceeded to earn his National Diploma in Business Administration from 1982-1985 at the katsina polytechnic. From 1987-1989, he attended Kaduna state polytechnic and completed his HND. In 1990, he served the National Youth Service Corps in Borno State.(BO/KD/89/42117). In 1999, he acquired a post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management. He earned a master’s degree in Public policy and Administration from the year 2000-2001 at Bayero university Kano (BUK).
He worked at the Ministry of Finance for two years 1980-1982. From 1985-1992, He worked with Kaduna State Board of Internal Revenue and proceeded to the Kaduna State Ministry of Commerce, industry and tourism from 1992-1997.
In 1996, he contested for Chairmanship under the platform of zero party and lost. He recontested in 1997 under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and lost again.
In 1998, he contested for membership KSHA under the platform of DPN and Lost.
From 1999-2003 he was elected member KSHA representing Kudan constituency of Kaduna state under the platform of PDP and from 2003-2007, he was reelected for second term.
In 2007-2011 he was elected member representing Makarfi/Kudan federal constituency under PDP.
In 2011- 2015 he was reelected for second term.
In 2014 he decamped to APC and contested for the gubernatorial primaries and lost to Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
In 2018 he returned home to PDP and won the gubernatorial primaries in Kaduna State. He announced Barrister. Sunday Marshall Katung as his deputy Gubernatorial running mate.
In Addition to his qualifications, Hon. Ashiru Kudan accolades and trainings listed below.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND AWARDS
2001 – Fellow of the Institute of Corporate
Executives of Nigeria.
2002 – Distinguished Merit Award of Excellence in
Service to Humanity (Institute of Corporate
Executives of Nigeria).
2003 -Politics for Public Officers (West London
2009 – Programme on Budgeting and Financial
Management in Public Sector (DUKE Centre
for International Development). University
of North Carolina, USA.
2013 – Programme on Negotiation (SAID Business
In March 2019, Isa Ashiru Kudan lost the gubernatorial elections to incumbent governor Nasir Elrufai with a small margin of 213,299 votes.Stay updated via social media