Philip Shaibu Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Philip Shaibu Biography
Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu is a Nigerian politician and the current serving Deputy Governor of Edo State, Nigeria.
The Edo State governor and standard flag bearer of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki recently announced that his present deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, will be his running mate in the September 19 governorship election.
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Philip Shaibu Profile

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Full name: Philip Shaibu
Date of birth: 1st December 1969
Age: 51 years
Place of birth: Kaduna, Kaduna State
Nationality: Nigerian
Parents: Pastor Francis Osikpomobo Shaibu (father), Lucy Momoh (mother)
Spouse(s): Mrs Maryan Shaibu
Education: University of Jos
Occupation: Politician, accountant
Net worth

Philip Shaibu Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Philip Shaibu was born on the 1st of December 1969 in Kaduna State, Nigeria. His father, Pastor Francis Osikpomobo Shaibu was a pastor and raised him up with strong Christian virtue. His mother's name is Lucy Momoh. Philip Shaibu hails from Jattu Uzairue in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Philip started his early primary education at  St. Augustine Primary School, Tundu Wada Kaduna but finished at L.E.A Primary School Barnawa, Kaduna State. He further enrolled at the Saudana Memorial Secondary School, Kawo Kaduna for his secondary education. He obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC)
In 1995, Philip Shaibu gained admission to study Accounting at the University of Jos. he graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree. 
Shaibu became active in politics while in school. He served as the Welfare Secretary of the Student Union Government (SUG) during his time. In 2000, he was elected the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). 
He further proceeded to the University of Benin, (UNIBEN) where he obtained a Master’s Degree (M. BA.) in Business Administration. He has also attended several courses and training within and outside the shores of Nigeria.


Upon graduation from the higher institution, Philip Shaibu started working at the Nigerian Prison Service, Abuja. In 2002, he voluntarily retired from the Nigerian Prison Service in 2002 to venture into politics.
In 2003, Shaibu contested elections into the Edo State House of Assembly under the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) but lost.
He didn't give up but rather in 2007, contested again and won the election to represent the Etsako West Constituency under the platform of the Action Congress (AC) at the Edo state House of Assembly. While at the Edo State House of Assembly, he was appointed the Minority whip of the 4th Assembly and became the chairman house committee on education.
In February 2010, he was elected as the majority leader after Rt. Hon. Zakawanu Garuba was impeached as the Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly. He also served as the Chairman House Committee on Rules, Business and Government House.
In 2015, he contested and won the Etsako Federal constituency House of Representatives. He polled a total of 42,079 votes, defeating his closest rival, Abbas Braimah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 29,941 votes. Shaibu Elamah of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came third with 8,654 votes.
At the 2016 gubernatorial election, Philip Shaibu was unanimously announced as the running mate to Governor Godwin Obaseki and the duo eventually won the election. They contested under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform.
In June 2020, Shaibu resigned membership of the APC following his boss's defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was recently announced as the running mate in the governorship election that will be taking place on September 19, 2020.
After the 2020 Edo State gubernatorial elections, Godwin Obaseki was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) polling 307,955 against APC's Osagie Ize-Iyamu who polled 223,619.

Personal Life

Philip Shaibu is a devoted Christain and dedicated member of the Catholic Church. His hobbies include playing golf and soccer. He also loves reading and research. He is happily married to Mrs Maryan Shaibu and the marriage is blessed with lovely kids.

Awards and Recognitions

Hon. Philip Shaibu has received numerous awards and recognition from various groups and organizations. Notable among them was when he was adjudged the best legislator of the year at the House of Representatives National Summit and Score Card Merit Award for Outstanding Public Office Holders.

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