Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is a Nigerian politician. He is the Governor of Kano State, having been elected on 13 April 2015, and sworn in on 29 May 2015. He is also a former two-term Deputy Governor of Kano State, serving from 1999 to 2003 and 2011 to 2015 under the administration of Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Ganduje was born in Ganduje village of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State in 1949.
He started his early education in Qur’anic and Islamiyya school at his village Ganduje where he became trained in Islamic knowledge. He later moved to headquarters of his local government where he attended Dawakin Tofa Primary School from 1956 to 1963. Ganduje attended the Government Secondary School Birnin Kudu from 1964 to 1968