Philip Shaibu Biography, Age, Career, Wife, Children, Net Worth, and More

Philip Shaibu is a popular Nigerian accountant and politician who is based in Edo State, he served as the deputy governor of Edo State from 2016 before he was impeached in April 2024. 

 

In this article, I will let you know all the necessary information about the popular Nigerian Edo State-based politician, including his biography, career, net worth, personal life, social media handles, and more.

 

Philip Shaibu’s Biography 

 

Philip Shaibu is a popular Nigerian politician, he was the Deputy Governor of Edo State from 2016 before he was impeached in April 2024.

 

According to the available information, Philip Shaibu was born on December 1, 1969, in Kaduna State into a Christian family. Although he originated from Edo State, Nigeria his parents lived in Kaduna state during the time of birth. 

 

Philip Shaibu attended the University of Jos for his BSC degree and the University of Benin for his Master’s degree in Business Administration.

 

Philip Shaibu’s political career began to progress immediately after he was elected as the majority leader of the Edo State House of Assembly in 2010 before contested and won

the Etsako Federal constituency House of Representatives

seat in 2015.

 

Philip Shaibu was announced as the running mate of Governor Godwin Obaseki in 2016 and they won the election.

 

Godwin Obaseki and his deputy governor Philip Shaibu were sworn in on November 12, 2016.

 

Philip Shaibu’s Parents 

 

According to the available information, his father’s name is Pastor Francis Osikpomobo Shaibu, who was a pastor and he raised Philip Shaibu with strong Christian virtue.

Likewise, his mother’s name is Lucy Momoh. 

 

Philip Shaibu’s Education 

 

Philip Shaibu attended St. Augustine

Primary School, Tundu Wada Kaduna, before he moved to L.E.A Primary School in Barnawa, Kaduna State to complete his primary School education.

 

Likewise, Philip Shaibu attended Saudana Memorial Secondary School in Kawo, Kaduna before he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1989. 

 

Philip Shaibu proceeded to the University of Jos in 2000 where he was the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) between 2000 and 2001.

 

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (Honors) in Accounting. He continued his education by obtaining his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Benin in 2015.

 

Philip Shaibu’s Career 

Immediately after completing his education, Philip Shaibu started his career at the Nigerian Prisons Service in Abuja. He retired as an Assistant Inspector of Prisons in 2002 and started his career as a full-time politician.

 

In 2003, Philip Shaibu contested elections for the Edo State House of Assembly under the political party of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP)

 

He was the majority leader at the Edo State House of Assembly and a representative of the Etsako Federal constituency at the National Assembly.

 

After eight years of service at the Edo State House of Assembly, in 2015, Philip Shaibu contested and won the Etsako Federal Constituency House of Representatives seat.

 

He won the election with 42,079 votes, defeating his rival, Abbas Braimah of the People’s Democratic Party Party.

 

Philip Shaibu was announced as the running mate to Governor Godwin Obaseki in the 2016 Edo State gubernatorial election. They won the election and were subsequently sworn in on November 12, 2016.

 

On April 8th 2024, Philip Shaibu was impeached by the House Of Representative in Edo State after series of dramas with the state governor, Goodwin Obaseki.

Philip Shaibu’s Social Handles

 

Philip Shaibu is super active on social media. He is one of the little Nigerian politicians that make use of social media regularly.

 

Over the years, Philip Shaibu has made use of social media to share his views, opinions, and even his achievements.

 

With social media, he has the opportunity to engage with his supporters and followers through a post and their comments.

 

Check out Philip Shaibu’s social media handles below

 

Facebook: Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu

Twitter: @PhilipShaibu

Instagram: @philipshaibuedsg

YouTube: Philip Shaibu

 

Philip Shaibu’s State Of Origin

 

Philip Shaibu’s parents are from Edo State Nigeria, so he is a native of Edo State state and his state of origin is Edo State.

 

Philip Shaibu’s Personal Life

 

The popular Nigerian politician and former deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu is currently married to Mrs. Maryann Philip-Shaibu and their marriage is blessed with lovely kids. Currently, there is no information about the number of their children. 

 

Philip Shaibu is a Christian and a dedicated member of the Catholic Church. According to him, he loves playing golf and soccer. Likewise, he has a passion for reading and research.

 

Philip Shaibu’s Children

 

At the moment of writing this article, there is no information about Philip Shaibu’s children. He has managed to keep his private life private from the general public including the names of his children and their number. 

 

Philip Shaibu’s Age

 

Philip Shaibu is a popular Nigerian politician who was born on December 1, 1969. At the moment of writing this article, he is 54 years old.

 

Philip Shaibu’s Net Worth

 

At the moment of writing this article, Philip Shaibu’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. It is very important to know that this figure may not be accurate because he is still active in Nigerian politics and he is also a businessman so his net worth will continue to rise.

 

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