|Birth||5 February 1960, Zaria, Nigeria|
|Politics||All Progressives Congress|
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq the incumbent Governor of Kwara State (born 5 February 1960) is a Nigerian businessman and politician. He was the CEO of First Fuels Limited. He contested for the governor of Kwara State in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 respectively under the Congress for Progressive Change political party but was successively defeated in 1999 by Mohammed Alabi Lawal, by Bukola Saraki in 2003 and 2007, and by Abdulfatah Ahmed in 2011 and 2015 . However in 2019 he contested again under the ruling political party in Nigeria APC and emerged as the governor of Kwara State, after he successfully won the 2019 governorship election in the state.
He was born in Ilorin West Local Government. AbdulRazaq is the son of Alh. A. G. F. AbdulRazaq SAN., the first northern lawyer in Nigeria.
AbdulRasak attended Capital School, Kaduna between 1966 and 1968; Bishop Smith Memorial School Ilorin between 1970 and 1971; and Government College Kaduna where he earned his West African School Certificate Examination (WASC).
AbdulRasaq is an entrepreneur. He founded an indigenous oil and gas trading companies at the age of 31, NOPA Oil Services and First Fuels. The latter claimed to be the first indigenous company to export crude oil and petroleum products to the United States, Europe and Asia.
He ventured into other sectors such as agriculture, construction, information technology, shipping and real estate. He is a consultant to various multinational oil companies and governments including Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire
At the age of 31, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, using the name Abdul Rahaman Abdul, founded an indigenous oil and gas trading companies, NOPA Oil Services and First Fuels, to lift crude oil and petroleum products to the United States, Europe and Asia.
First Fuels was originally registered in the Isle of Man, a tax free offshore jurisdiction.
He claims to be a consultant to various multinational oil companies and governments including Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire
As a businessman, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq used and continues to use a different name, ABDUL RAHAMAN ABDUL.
Documents at Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission record that the initial name of his company, FIRST FUEL PETROCHEMICAL NIGERIA LIMITED changed name to: FIRST FUEL NIGERIA LIMITED on 5th of December, 1991 with RC NO: 165070 and REGISTERED ADDRESS 40, Raymond Njoku Road, Southwest Ikoyi, Lagos State, DATE OF INCORPORATION: 16th June, 1991 and a SHARE CAPITAL of Ten Thousand Naira, Only, while its ANNUAL RETURNS are paid up to 2015 as at 12th February, 2020.
The CURRENT SHAREHOLDERS & SHARE ALLOTMENT of First Fuels Nigeria as at 12th February 2020 are ABDUL RAHAMAN ABDUL: 7,000 Ordinary shares; 40, Raymond Njoku Road, Southwest Ikoyi, Lagos State and AISHA ABDULRASAQ: 2,000 Ordinary shares; 171, Abdul Azeez Atta Road Ilorin, Kwara State
Aisha Abdulrazaq is the younger sister of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and a former first lady of Kwara State 1999-2003. Aishat Abdulrazaq also uses multiple different names and identities, as Ayisat Abdulrazaq Lawal, a former First Lady of Kwara State (1999-2003), and Aisha Razaq Lawal, as the third widow of a deceased former Kwara State Governor, Admiral Mohammed Alabi Lawal a polygamist who was married to three women.
AbdulRazaq joined politics in 1999 when Nigeria returned to democracy. In 2011, he unsuccessfully contested for the governorship election in Kwara State on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and again contested unsuccessfully for Kwara Central Senatorial District on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in both 2011 and 2015. He won the gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressive Congress for Kwara State in October 2018.
Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was elected to the Office of the Governor of Kwara State at the 2019 governorship election held on March 9, 2019 and sworn in on May 29, 2019.
He is married to Olufolake Abdulrazaq.