Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has been officially unveiled by Labour Party as the running mate of its presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi.
Senator Yusuf Datti was a member of the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007 and was elected Senator for Kaduna North, in Kaduna State, Nigeria in April 2011 on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
Baba-Ahmed has four degrees; a BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of Maiduguri, an MBA from the University of Wales, Cardiff and in 2006, he successfully completed his PhD studies, earning the title of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Westminster.
After his service year at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state, he worked as Projects Coordinator, Baze Research and Data Services Ltd. and as Officer II in the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, Lagos.
He worked as a Banking Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Plc from July 1997 to December 1998 and then came back to become the Managing Director of Baze Research and Data Services Ltd in July 1999 – January 2003, before venturing into politics.
In 2011, Senator Baba-Ahmed established Baze University, an independent University located in Abuja, Nigeria.
In 2015, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed was appointed as Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Hope Alive Foundation – which campaigns for the post-service economic survival of corps members who suffered permanent disability during service.
Baba-Ahmed is currently the Pro-Chancellor of Baze University; Managing Director, Baze Research & Data Service Ltd, and Chairman, Baze Construction Ltd.
Unveiling Baba-Ahmed on Friday, the LP presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi said he wants himself and his running mate to replicate their success stories in the private sector in the public space.