Ireti Kingibe Biography
Ireti Kingibe is a Nigerian civil engineer and politician. She is the current senator for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja, Nigeria. She was elected in the 2023 Nigerian Senate elections under the Labour party.
She is also the ex-wife of Baba Gana Kingibe, a former minister and diplomat, and the younger sister of Ajoke Muhammed, the wife of former Nigerian head of state Murtala Muhammed.
She is the first female senator of Abuja in 20 years and the chairman of the Senate committee on women affairs.
She has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and has worked as an engineer, consultant, and partner in various construction companies.
Ireti Kingibe Early Life and Education
Ireti Kingibe was born on June 2, 1954 in Nigeria. Her birth name is Ireti Heebah. She attended Emotan Preparatory School, Queen’s College Lagos, and Washington Irving High School for her primary and secondary education.
She graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota in the United States.
She then returned to Nigeria for her one-year mandatory service year in 1981 and worked as a project supervisor at the Nigerian Air Force base in Ikeja, Lagos.
Ireti Kingibe Career
Ireti Kingibe is a Nigerian civil engineer and politician. She was elected as the senator for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the 2023 Nigerian Senate elections under the Labour Party. She is also the chairman of the Senate committee on women affairs.
She started her career as a quality control engineer in the US, and later worked as a planning engineer, a consultant, and a regional engineer in Nigeria. She joined politics in 1990 as an adviser to the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and later switched to different parties before settling with the Labour Party in 2022.
Ireti Kingibe Personal Life, Husband and Children
Ireti Kingibe was married to Baba Gana Kingibe, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, but they divorced. She is the mother of three children, two boys and a girl.
Ireti Kingibe Net worth
Ireti Kingibe’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. She has amassed this fortune through her successful career as a civil engineer and politician.