The member representing Uba/Gaya state constituency, Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas (PDP) was inaugrated as the new speaker Adamawa state House of Assembly
This was made possible after the former Speaker, Kabir Mijinyawa representing Yola South State constituency (APC) decided to quit from the race which has gone a long way to pave way and ensure the victory of Abbas who is the PDP’s preferred candidate.
With the apparent interest from four members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) for the coveted seat, a speculation was made that the All Progressives Congress may stealthily pick the speakership of the House.
Hon. Abbas scale was raise on the ground that he was a ranking member unlike his major contender and member representing Yola north, Hamidu Sajo Lekki, a first termer to the house. Therefore, the party members rallied behind him.
• Aminu Iya Abbas PROFILE:
Born in Yola in 1973, Aminu Iya Abbas had his early education in central primary school Uba, Hong local government area of Adamawa State.
He holds a Bsc. in Accounting from Bayero University Kano (BUK)in the year 2000 and graduated with second class upper division. He went back to BUK and obtained a Master’s degree in treasury management in 2008.
Aminu Iya Abbas Started his working carrier with the Sigma Securities Limited in 2002 after a mandatory one year service (NYSC) at the Nigeria National Liquified Natural Gas(NLNG) between 2001-2002.He later joined the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as forensic team staff and pioneer accountant and was part of detective course 1.
He also work with Africa Petroleum Nigeria (AP) and KPMG as budget accountant bedore joining politics in january 2011.
A chartered accountant, forensic expert, and certified fraud examiner (CFE) Aminu Iya Abbas is a fellow of many professional institutes including Associate of Chartered Taxation institute(ACTI) Fellow Chartered accountants(FCA) Institute chartered accontants of Nigeria(ICAN)Associate of certified fraud examiner(ACFE) Auston Texas USA. He also attended local and internarional professional courses and trainings.
His good family background, sound education, exposure and philantrophic nature enable the good people of UBA/GAYA Constituency see him as a worthy representative at the state assembly hence voted him in the 2011 general elections.
During his four year tenure from (2011-2015) Aminu Iya Abbas was vibrant and active in all legislative processes. He sponsored and co-sponsored many bills and executed developmemtal projects that have direct impact on the lives of the people of his constituency through constituency and personal projects.
He was a chief whip, minority leader , Deputy minority leader, Deputy minority whip and at different times chairman and member of various House Standing Committess during the 5th Assembly.
Having satisfied with his quality representation,the people of UBA/GAYA constituency voted for him again during the march 2019 elections with high expectation to deliver better than when he was in the 5th Assembly.
The varying experiences both in public and private sector as well as positions held in the 5th assembly adequately prepare Aminu Iya Abbas for the task ahead.
He is happily married with 4 children.