The Deputy Governor

Manir Muhammad Dan Iya ACIA
(Sardaunan Kware)
Deputy Governor, Sokoto State

His Excellency
Manir Muhammad Dan Iya ACIA

Manir Muhammad Dan Iya (Sardaunan Kware) a native of Kware Local Government Area, Sokoto State of Nigeria, was born in the year 1970. A descendant of the famous Islamic Jihadist, Shiekh Usmanu Bin Fodiyo.

Manir is the son of Muhammad Tudu, whom is the son of Muhammad Tudu Nagari, then Muhammad Nagari, the son of Malam Zakari, Malam Zakari was the son Sarkin Yamman Shehu who was son of Malam Isah Maikware who was the last born of Shiekh Usman Bin Fodiyo, a Fulani by tribe.

Manir attended Magajin Gari Primary School Sokoto from the year 1977 to 1983 and later proceeded to Science School Farfaru from 1983 to 1989.

He is a graduate of Education (Economics) from Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

Manir also obtained various certificates from different Higher Institutions of learning within and outside the state, which include Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance, at the Collage of Administration Sokoto, Professional Diploma in Public Accounting and Audit at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talata Mafara, Diploma in Computer Sciences, UDUS, Diploma in Arabic UDUS, Certificate in Local Government Administration, Collage of Administration Sokoto, Senior and Junior Certificate in Arabic UDUS etc.

Manir is an experienced Civil Servant,. He worked with Sokoto State Local Government Services Commission and was posted to Kware Local Government from 1992 to 2002.

He held various positions in the Accounting Section of Local Government before he voluntarily resigned from services as Principal Account II on Grade Level 14 in the year 2002.

He later joined politics in the year 2003 and was appointed as Kware Local Government Council Sole Administrator.

In the year 2004, Hon. Manir was Elected as Executive Chairman Kware Local Government Council of Sokoto State, the position he held until the year 2007.

He was member of Kware District Development Union, Member Kware Local Government Union, Member Sokoto Sate Development Forum, Member Arewa Consultative Forum, Sokoto Chapter, Member Operation Resusicitate Primary Education in Sokoto State, Member 2005 Sokoto State Government Hajj Delegation, Member Sokoto Caliphate Bicentenary Central Committee, Member Sokoto State Industrial Committee Tours.

He travelled to many countries in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was a member National Association of Accounts and Managers, Member Chartered Institute of Administrators of Nigeria, Secretary General ALGON from 2004 to 2005 and Patron III National Association of Sokoto State Students from 2002 to date.

Following the landslide victory of APC in the State in 2015 General Elections, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal appointed Hon Manir as a Member Sokoto State Executive Council and deployed him to the State Ministry for Local Government and Community Development as Commissioner.

He is a committed, reliable ally of Governor Tambuwal. He was chosen to replace Former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State when Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal defected to the PDP in 2018.

He withdrew his desire to contest for the Governorship of Sokoto State to serve as the Deputy to Governor Tambuwal in the 2019 gubernatorial elections. With the victory in the 2019 election, Manir was sworn in as Deputy Governor along with Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on 29th May 2019.

When the State Executive Council was reconstituted by Governor Tambuwal, the responsibility of supervising the Ministry of Local Government was once again put on the shoulders of Sardaunan Kware.

A professional Accountant, Manager and a Focused Politician, Manir is married and blessed withchildren.

He enjoys reading, travelling, sport (Badminton) as his hobbies.