In this piece, platinumpost.ng chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth of Gabriel Suswam.
Gabriel Suswam is a Nigerian politician and former governor of Benue State.
He is a Senator of the 9th assembly, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Gabriel Suswam was born on the 15th of November, 1964 to the family of Zaki Suswam Tingir and Chief Mrs. Ashiwua Suswam Tingir.
He originally hails from Anyiin, Gaambe Tiev, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
Sen. Gabriel Suswam is happily married to Dr. Dooshima Yemisi Suswam, an architect and the union is blessed with children.
He is a devoted Christian and a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
After completing his primary and secondary education, he enrolled to study Law.
In 1986, he was admitted into the Law Faculty of the University of Lagos.
He obtained an LL.B degree in 1989, and the BL Certificate from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1990.
He was called to the Bar that year. He worked for other law firms from 1990 to 1994, while continuing his studies. In 1994 he launched his own law firm.
From 1990 to 1994, Gabriel Suswam worked for other law firms while continuing his studies. In 1994, he launched his own.
In 1999 election, he ran for office in the House of Representatives for the Katsina-Ala/Ukum/Logo Federal Constituency, and was elected on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform.
He was appointed Chairman of the House Services Committee, and later Chairman, House Committee on FCT. He ran again, and was reelected in 2003.
On 3 July 2003, he was appointed Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, then in August, 2005 he was appointed Chairman, House Committee on Power.
In April 2007 he was elected Governor of Benue State.
In November 2009, he spoke in favor of automatic re-election of all political office holders who exemplified themselves in the discharge of their responsibilities.
In a separate interview, he said politicking was the major factor militating against the development of the state since its creation.
Suswam ran for a second tenure in the 26 April 2011 gubernatorial elections on the PDP platform.
He scored 590,776 votes, beating runner-up Professor Torkuma Ugba of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), who got 499,319 votes.
In the 2015 general elections, he lost the senatorial seat election to Chief Barnabas Gemade of All Progressives Congress (APC).
In the 2019 general elections, Gabriel Suswam was elected as the Senator for the Benue North East constituency of Benue State, Nigeria.
Gabriel Suswam’s net worth is $5 Million As at December 2022.