Biographical Info

  • Age: 56 years
  • Date Of Birth: 27th July, 1957
  • Gender Male
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Profession: Legal Practitioner

Contact Info

  • Official Email: senatecontact@nass.gov.ng
  • Personal Facebook Page: Visit Page
  • Official Website Visit Page
  • Official Address:
    - The National Assembly, Three Arms Zone,
    Abuja, Nigeria.

Age Rank

  • Senator George Thompson Sekibo
    Senator: RIVERS - EAST

  • Senator Joshua Chibi Dariye
    Senator: PLATEAU - CENTRAL

  • Mrs Olabisi Bolanle Jaji
    Director: Policy Analysis, Monitoring and Inspectorate - MIN. OF ENVIRONMENT

Education Qualification

  • HND: Accountancy
  • MBA: Business Administration
  • M.A: Law and Diplomacy

Professional History

  • Chief Inspector: Lion Bank, Jos.
  • Chief Accountant: Plateau Publishing Company Ltd, Jos.
  • Audit Manager.: PKF Chartered Accountants, Jos, Plateau State.
  • Assistant General Manager Finance: Benue Cement Company Plc, Gboko.
  • General Manager Finance and Administration: Benue Cement Company Plc., Gboko.
  • Principal Partner: Joshua Dariye & Co. (Chartered Accountants), Jos, Plateau State.
  • Governor: Plateau State.. Started: 1999. Ended: 2003
  • Governor: Plateau State.. Started: 2003. Ended: 2007

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow (Fellowship): Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
  • Fellow (Fellowship): Association of Business Executive, U.S.A.

Criminal History

  • Offence: Accused of stealing public funds and money laundering:
    During his time as governor, he was arrested in London, England on 20 January 2004, with large sums of money. Serving governors in Nigeria have immunity from criminal prosecution and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), an agency established to check corrupt practices waited for 2007 to charge him to court for money laundering. He was accused of stealing about $9m of public funds and of money laundering.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Dariye
    Charged: 2004

Education Rank

  • Hon. Oladimeji Ojo Oyetunde
    Representative: EKITI - Ijero/Ekiti West/Efon

  • Senator Joshua Chibi Dariye
    Senator: PLATEAU - CENTRAL

  • Hon. Mohammed Dan-Alkali Abdullahi
    Representative: KEBBI - Fakai/Sakaba/Wasagu/Danko/ Zuru

Main Remuneration (Annual): ₦2,484,245.50
Other Remuneration (Annual): Not Available


Committee Membership

Member - Water Resources
Vice-Chairman - Finance

Election Results

Other Official Information

Hardship Allowance (50% of B.S) – N 1 242 122.70

Constituency allowance (200% of B.S) – N 4 968 509.00

Furniture Allowance (300% of B.S) – N 7 452 736.50

Newspapers Allowance (50% of B.S) – N 1 242 122.70

Wardrobe Allowance (25% of B.S) – N 621 061.37

Recess Allowance (10% of B.S) – N 248 424.55

Accommodation (200% of B.S) – N 4 968 509.00

Utilities (30% of B.S) – N 828 081.83

Domestic Staff (75% of B.S) – N 1 863 184.12

Entertainment (30% of B.S) – N 828 081.83

Personal Assistance (25% of B.S) – N 621 061.37

Vehicle Maintenance Allowance (75% of B.S) – N 1 863 184.12

Leave Allowance (10% of B.S) – N 248 424.55

Severance gratuity (300% of B.S) – N 7 452 736.50

Motor Vehicle Allowance (400% of B.S) – N 9 936 982.00 – Every Four Years

Senators’ salary per month – N 2 9,479,749.00

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