Farouk Lawan

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Farouk Muhammad Lawan (born July 1962) is a Nigerian politician and four-term (since 1999) member of the House of Representatives for the Bagwai/Shanono Federal Constituency of Kano State.

Education and personal life

Lawan is a graduate of Bayero University in Kano. He is married with four children.

Political career

A People's Democratic Party (PDP) member, Lawan was first elected in 1999, and again in 2003 and 2007. Lawan was the Chairman of the House Committee on Finance under former Speaker Aminu Bello Masari.

During the late-2007 corruption scandal that caused former Speaker of the House Patricia Etteh to resign, Lawan led the Integrity Group, an alliance of Representatives opposed to Etteh. He is now considered a strong candidate for the governorship of Kano state.

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