Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Saliu was born on 31st May, 1985 in Gwanara, Baruten Local Area of Kwara State, to the family of Alhaji Salihu Aliyu (Tafarkin Borgu) and Hajia Rahmat Salihu. Alh. Salihu was turbaned Tafarkin Borgu in 2004 alongside the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Jagaban Borgu), in 2004.

Education

The Rt. Hon. Speaker had his basic education at Baruten Local Government Education Authority (BLGEA) primary school, Gwanara, between 1988 and 1993. He proceeded to Baptist Grammar School and, later, to St. Anthony Secondary School, Ilorin, where he obtained his Senior Secondary School Certificate in 2001.

Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Salihu began his higher education at Kaduna Polytechnic, where he was a student of Electrical and Electronics engineering between 2003 and 2008. He bagged National and Higher National Diplomas in Electrical and Electronics engineering in 2005 and 2008 respectively as one of the best graduating students.

 

Career

He thereafter proceeded for the mandatory national youth service, where he was seconded to the National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna, where he served meritoriously. Immediately after his national youth service, he was employed in the service of Federal University of Technology, Minna, in 2010.

He later proceeded to study Electrical/Electronics Engineering at the same Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he bagged a B.Eng. in Electrical/Electronics Engineering with a Second Class (Upper division) in 2016.

Until his voluntary withdrawal from service in 2018 to seek representation of his constituents, he was a staff of the Federal University of Technology Minna.

His Politics

The Rt. Hon. Speaker has a vast leadership experience, having served as secretary, National Union of Baruteen Students, Kaduna Polytechnic chapter, for 2005/2006 session. He was Secretary of the National Association of Kwara State Students of the Kaduna Polytechnic chapter for 2007/2008 session. In 2011, he was the Kwara North Senatorial District Coordinator of Buhari Campaign Organization under the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (Change).

In 2015, he was the youth coordinator for Engr Yinusa Yahaya Campaign Organization under the PDP for Kwara North Senatorial district.

In 2019, Yakubu Danldi Salihu contested and won election as a member representing Ilesha/Gwanara Constituency at the Kwara State House of Assembly on March 9th, 2019 on the platform of the ruling APC.

On Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, the 34-year-old lawmaker emerged as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly. He was nominated by Hon. Saheed Popoola, a member representing Balogun/Ojomu Constituency of Offa Local Government Area, while Hon. Halidu Danbaba seconded it.