Abridged Profile of Kogi Gov’ship Aspirant, Senator Nicholas Ugbane

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A Banker and Administrator, Senator Nicholas Ugbane was born on 23rd December, 1953 at Egume Kogi State.

He started his early education from Local Government Education, Authority School Egume. Government Secondary School Okene. Government Secondary School, Dekina. Institute of Administration, ABU Zaria. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Sen Ugbane has spent 19 years in the banking sector started from National Manpower Board, Kano; North Brewery Ltd, Kano; First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Zaria; Supervisor, First Bank Plc, Kano; Executive Assistant, Nigeria Merchant bank Ltd, Lagos; Financial Analyst, International Merchant Bank Plc, Lagos; Senior Relief Manager, Senior Area Advances Manager, General manager’s Assistant, Union Bank; Divisional Head, Eko International bank of Nigeria; Executive Director (Operations) Lobi Bank of Nigeria Ltd, Makurdi.; Managing Director, Republic Bank Limited, Lagos, 1993- 1994 then resigned voluntary.

Political Records;

Senator elect (UNCP) 1998.
Honourable Commissioner of Education, Youth and Sports, Commerce, Industry and Solid Minerals, Agricultural and Natural Resources.
Chairman, Board of Directors, Kogi Savings and Loans, Lokoja.

Positions Held in the 5th Senate (Committees);

Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC
Vice Chairman, Senate Services Committee
Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream)
Chairman, Senate Sub Committee (INEC) 2003.

Positions Held in the 6th Senate (Committees)

Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy.
Member of the underlisted committees, PAN African Parliament.
Representing the North Central in the Committee for the Review of the 1999 Constitution.
Planning Committee on 52nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.
Committee on Aviation. Niger Delta.
Public Account and INEC.

Based on his antecedents and tracks records, his political supporters believe that his vast experience is highly needed in other to salvage the state.

Currently, he is a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a governorship aspirant on the platform.

– Sule Akagwu Kpaleko


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