The Kogi State chapter of the Labour Party has officially affirmed Hamza Muhammed as the running mate of its candidate, Barrister Adejo Okeme, in the November 11 governorship election.
This follows the official release of the final list of political parties governorship candidates by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Kogi State Publicity Secretary of the Party, Idakwo Emmanuel, confirmed to newsmen that Hon. Hamza Muhammed is the running mate of Barrister Adejoh Okeme.
With enthusiasm, he gave assurance that the Labour Party’s agenda, which is the Kogi restructuring agenda, is set to sail under the leadership of the duo of Okeme and Muhammed.
He described Muhammed from Ahoko in Kogi Local Government Council as a “detribalised, liberal, resourceful, purposeful and energetic young philanthropist.”
Hamza began his early education at L.S.M.B. Primary School, Gegu Beki where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1978. He further secured admission to Government Technical College, Esie Iludun, Kwara State and passed the City and Guilds of London Institute in 1983.
Muhammed was recruited into the Nigeria Immigration Service in February 1988, where he served as a regular officer in various capacities while furthering his education. He obtained a Higher National Diploma in Building from Kaduna Polytechnic, a PGD in Environmental Planning and Protection at the University of Abuja in 2012, and an M.Sc. in Environmental Resources Management in 2017 at Nasarawa State University Keffi.
Since 1988, Muhammed has worked as regular immigration officer in various capacity in the visa and residency department, diplomatic desk, passport and other travel documents, office of the provost marshal security unit, ECOWAS and African Affairs unit, worked at Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport Abuja and rose to the Rank of Assistant comptroller of Immigration and retired from active service in Feb 2023.
He is up till date very active and still works as consultant to various organisations.