(Edo Deputy Governor)
Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, who was born on December, 1st, 1969 in Kaduna to Pastor Francis Shaibu and Lucy Momoh of blessed memories, hails from Jattu Uzairue in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Comrade Shaibu started his education at St. Augustine Primary School, Tundu Wada Kaduna but finished at L.E.A Primary School Barnawa, Kaduna State.
He attended Saudana Memorial Secondary School, Kawo Kaduna where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1989. In 1995, he proceeded to the University of Jos and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Accounting in 2000.
Comrade Shaibu was elected the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in the year 2000. As soon as he assumed the leadership of NANS he became very vocal on national politics and issues.
Hon. Shaibu had a stint at the Nigerian Prison Service, Abuja but voluntarily retired as an Assistant Inspector of Prisons in 2002 before venturing into politics in 2003.
In 2003, he contested elections into the Edo State House of Assembly under the platform of the All Nigerians Peoples Party (ANPP) but his mandate was stolen.
Unruffled by the murky political waters, Shaibu once again in 2007 contested and won the election to represent the people of Etsako West Constituency under the platform of the Action Congress (AC) at the Edo state House of Assembly.
Upon inauguration into the house, Comrade Shaibu was appointed the Minority whip of the 4th Assembly and became the chairman house committee on education.
Hon. Shaibu became the Majority Leader in 2010 and Chairman House Committee on Rules, Business, and Government House.
Shaibu was re-elected into the house in 2011 and became House Majority Leader.
Hon. Shaibu maintained his position as chairman house committee on Rules, Business, and Government House even in the 5th Assembly until June of 2015 when he was elected as a member of the House of Representatives to represent The Etsako Federal constituency in Abuja.
In his eight years as a legislator in the Edo State House of Assembly, Comrade Shaibu set a record by sponsoring over thirty-six (36) bills and moved over one hundred and six (106) motions on the floor of the house.
Hon Shaibu has received awards and recognition from various groups and organizations, notable among them is the House of Representatives National Summit and Score Card Merit Award for Outstanding Public Office Holders where he was adjudged the best legislator of the year.
Comrade Shaibu is a passionate and dedicated catholic who particularly loves the Devine Mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ and his family is enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
At his leisure, he plays golf, soccer, and he loves reading and research. .
Comrade Philip Shaibu is a detribalized Nigerian patriot who believes in youth empowerment through education and mentorship. He is happily married and blessed with lovely kids.
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