The Chairman

The Chairman PDP Governors' Forum


The Forum is chaired by Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, who assumed the position in June 2023, succeeding Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, born on October 5, 1958, is a Nigerian politician and the current governor of Bauchi State since 2019. Prior to his governorship, he served as the minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2010 to 2015 and as a senator for Bauchi South from 2007 to 2010. He is a prominent member of the opposition.

His civil service career began as an administrative officer at the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, where he served until 1994. He then transitioned to the Presidency [Cabinet Secretariat] as the Principal Administration Officer. Mohammed’s ascent in the civil service was swift, progressing from Chief Supplies Officer at the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals to various leadership roles in different ministries and agencies, including Assistant Director at the Federal Ministry of Power and Steel, Deputy Director/SA to the Honorable Minister at the Federal Transport – to Director of Administration at the Nigerian Railway Corporations – to Special Assistant to the Honorable Minister of Aviation – to Director of Administration and Supplies at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency. He voluntarily retired from civil service at the level of a director and joined politics.