Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

Executive Governor of Nassarawa State

Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is the Executive Governor of Nassarawa State. He was born in Lafia, Nasarawa State, and has a Bachelor of Education Degree with specialization in Social Studies.

He has had a long and successful business career, working as a teacher, journalist and a business man. In 1980, two years after he ventured into politics, Almakura emerged as the Youth Leader of the then National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the then Plateau State, today's Plateau and Nasarawa State. As NPN Youth Leader, he became a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the defunct NPN in the second republic.

Between 1990 - 92, he served as the State Secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) party in the then Plateau State. Umaru Tanko Almakura is presently the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State elected in 2011 and 2015.