Hajiya Ireti Kingibe, former wife of one-time Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babagana Kingibe, contesting the FCT senatorial seat on the ticket of the Labour Party (LP) to make life better for the people of Abuja.
Ireti Kingibe, partly Fulani, partly Yoruba, partly Ibo and wife of this exciting eminence grise, could easily have been passed off as an “also ran”. However those who know these things, insist that Ireti was not just a wife who operated marginally from the sidelines. She has been a decisive center court player who in many ways has been an important witness to history
|Full name||Hajiya Ireti Kingibe|
|State of Origin||FCT|
|Date of birth||June 2, 1954|
|Age||69 years old|
|Husband||Baba Gana Kingibe|
Ireti Kingibe is a Nigerian politician and civil engineer. She is currently aspiring for the FCT senatorial office for the 2023 Nigerian general elections under the Labour party platform.
Ireti Kingibe Educational Background
Ireti started her education at Emotan Preparatory School, where she had her elementary education before heading to Queen’s College in Lagos and Washington Irving High School for her secondary education.
She then headed to the University of Minnesota, where she bagged a degree in Civil Engineering.
Ireti Kingibe Career
Ireti worked as a Quality Control engineer with Bradley Precast Concrete Inc. from 1978 to 1979. She left to join the Minnesota Department of Transportation Design unit, where she worked as an engineer between 1979 and 1991.
Returning to Nigeria for her one-year mandatory national service, Ireti worked as a Project Supervisor with the Directorate of works, Nigerian Air Force base in Ikeja, Lagos, between 1981 and 1982.
Ireti then got to work with the New Nigeria Construction Company, Kaduna, in 1982. While at the company, she worked as a planning engineer. She then left in 1985 to work as a consultant for Belsam Limited.
Between 1990 to 1994, Kingibe worked as a regional engineer for Lodigiani Nigeria Limited, Lagos. She currently works as a Senior Partner with Kelnic Associates, Abuja
Ireti joined partisan politics in 1990 when she joined the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP). She was appointed as the Adviser to the party’s national chairman.
She was the candidate for the All Nigeria peoples party for the FCT senatorial election in 2003.
Ireti then defected to the PDP in 2006 before leaving to join the All Progressive Congress(APC) in 2014.
In 2015, she ran under the All progressives congress (APC) but later withdrew.
She joined Labour Party in 2022 and became the FCT senatorial candidate for the 2023 Nigerian general elections.
Ireti Kingibe Husband
Ireti Kingibe married Baba Gana Kingibe, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation before they divorced.
Ireti Kingibe Net Worth
Ireti Kingibe net worth is yet to be reviewed. This article will be update.