The nation is currently mourning the sad departure of Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, a prominent Nigerian politician and former member of the Nigerian Senate. He passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021, after a brief illness. In this blog post, we pay tribute to the life and legacy of Senator Mantu, shedding light on his early life, education, illustrious political career, and the impact he made on the nation.
Ibrahim Mantu Early Life and Education:
Senator Ibrahim Mantu was born on February 16, 1947, in Chanso village, Gindiri District, located in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State. He spent his formative years in this village and completed his elementary education at Gindiri Demonstration Primary School, obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC). As he grew older, he pursued higher education, earning a B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science from Washington International University. He was later honored with an honorary Doctorate degree from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, among other accolades.
Ibrahim Mantu Political Career:
In 1978, Senator Mantu ventured into politics, and within two years, he was elected as the Deputy State Chairman of NPN in Plateau State, solidifying his presence in the political landscape. He further cemented his position by becoming a senator representing Plateau Central Senatorial District under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). During his time in the Senate, Senator Mantu played a vital role, serving as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Information and even holding the position of Deputy Senate President at one point. Throughout his career, he held several influential positions, contributing significantly to the nation’s governance and development.