13 February 1980
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Aminu Abdullahi Shagali is a Nigerian businessman, politician, member of the ruling political party All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria, He was the Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly from 6 June 2015 to 23 February 2020. He resigned as the speaker based on personal reasons.
Early life and education
Shagali was born on 13 February 1980, the fifth child of Alhaji Abdullahi Shagali and also the fifth to Hajia Zulaihat Shagali. He attended Bako Zuntu Nursery and Primary School, Zaria (1986–1993), Federal Government College, Daura in Katsina State (1993–1999), and Kaduna State Polytechnic, Zaria (now Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic) where he sat for the Interim Joint Matriculation Board examination in 2000.
Shagali studied Political Science at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and completed a master’s degree in public administration at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 2008. He was a successful business man before joining politics in 2010. He obtained a doctoral degree (PhD) in rural development at the University of Bakhtalruda, Sudan.Another Master of philosophy was obtained from public Administration in 2019,from Ahmadu Bello University.
He is pursuing another PhD in Public Administration from Ahmad Bello University zaria, he is an author of over 13 journal and 10 conference papers.
Shagali’s colleagues elected him Speaker of the 5th State Assembly on 8 June 2015. He is a member representing Sabon Gari constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly since 2011. He was elected under the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the opposition political parties founded by his mentor Muhammadu Buhari.
In 2013, five political parties including the CPC merged and formed the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party that won the Nigerian general elections, 2015.
On 11 April 2015, Shagali was re-elected to represent his constituency in the state parliament.
Between 2011 and June 2015, Shagali held many key positions in the Assembly; he was Deputy Minority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Science and Technology, Deputy Chairman, House committee on Hajj and Islamic affairs, and Deputy Chairman House Committee on Economic Planning.
Shagali was reelected as a member in Governorship and State Assembly Elections in March 2019 defeating the PDP candidate and other political parties, he was unanimously elected as the speaker of the state Assembly on 12 June 2019 and served for 8 months 10 days and resigned based on personal reasons. Which he was preceded by the new elected speaker Hon.Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani.He is now a member of the state Assembly representing his constituency.
Shagali is married with Five children.