The Governor is both the head of government and the Chief Security officer of the State. Under Article 5 Part II, second schedule of the Constitution, the executive powers is vested in the Governor of the State and, may subject as to the provisions of any law made by the House of Assembly, be exercised by him or through the Deputy Governor and Commissioners of the Government of the State or officers in the Public Service of the State. Ministries, each led by an appointed member of the Governor’s Cabinet carry out the day-to-day administration of the state government. The Governor also appoints the heads of more than 45 extra-ministerial agencies, departments, Boards, parastatals etc.
His Excellency (Barrister) Mohammad Abdullahi Abubakar (born 11 December 1956) is the governor of Bauchi State, Nigeria. He is a lawyer who began his career in the Civil Service where he rose through the ranks to become the Bauchi State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. He ran for public office as Governor of Bauchi State in 2015 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, the state’s opposition party.
The Governor is limited to two four-year terms by the Constitution of the Federal Republic.