46 year-old Alhaji Saidu Bobboi is KOWA Party’s Vice-Presidential candidate and, therefore, the running mate to Professor Oluremi Sonaiya. He has been the State Chairman of KOWA Party in Adamawa State since 2009. He holds a B.A. in Language and Communication Arts from the Federal University of Yola; an NCE from the Federal College of Education, Yola; and is also registered with the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria.
Alh. Bobboi has worked in the education sector, including as a school supervisor in Yola North Local Government Education Authority in Adamawa State; as a part-time English teacher with the National Teachers’ Institute in Jimeta, Adamawa State; and as an English Teacher at the Benue Valley Farm School in Fufore. He was an Honorable Member of the Nigerian Youth Parliament from 2008-2011, and since 2010 has held the position of Treasurer, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Adamawa State Chapter.
Saidu Bobboi participates actively in the life of his community and has attended several workshops and seminars which have helped to hone his skills in that area. These include: Citizenry and Leadership Training Course (Apapa, Lagos); Workshop on Conflict Resolution Management (Lake Chad, Maiduguri), Islamic Vocation Course (Kaduna); Peace Building and Leadership Development Workshop (Sokoto); and an MDG Workshop. Other workshops attended were in the area of his teaching profession, and among them were the Workshop on the Production and Utilization of Instructional Materials conducted by the Adamawa State SUBEB and the Workshop on Effective Supervision for Primary School Headmasters and Supervisors in Adamawa State.
Among the organizations and associations to which Alh. Bobboi belongs are the following: Nigerian Aid Group of Jama’atu Nasril Islam; Council for Islamiyya Schools, Adamawa State; National Youth Council of Nigeria; National Council for Muslim Youth Organizations; Nigerian Youth Parliament; And the Adamawa State Muslim Council.
Alh. Bobboi describes himself as a motivated, target oriented, innovative and resourceful individual with excellent organizational, communicative and problem-solving skills. His hobbies are reading, sports and helping people. And above all, he is God-fearing.