Hon Yakubu Dogara

Hon Yakubu Dogara

Speaker, Federal House of Representatives
2018 Speaker


Upon completion of the NYSC programme in 1994, after bagging a Bachelor of Law (LLB Hons) degree from the University of Jos in 1992 and a Masters (LLM) in International Commercial Law at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in Scotland, Yakubu Dogara went into private legal practice. In 2005, he started his career in the public service when he was appointed Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Transport. He held this position until 2006 when he decided to contest to represent the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa constituency at the Federal House of Representatives. His bid proved successful and he has been a member of the House since 2007.

In June 2015, Dogara won a most-keenly contested election to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives. His legislative interests include tenancy, regulating monopolies, company law, and intellectual property. He has sponsored many bills and undertaken several assignments in the course of his stewardship as a lawmaker.