Here are seven quick facts to know about him:
*He became a Senator in 2007 and was the immediate Senate Leader of the 8th Assembly.
*He is the most experienced Senator in the ranks of the All Progressive Congress (APC) having been elected for fourth successive term.
* Lawan was born in 1959.
*In 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Constitution Review.
* In 2009, as chairman of the Senate committee on Public Accounts, Lawan initiated and sponsored the Desertification Control Commission Bill.
* He received a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Maiduguri, a Masters degree in Remote Sensing from Ahmadu Bello University and a Doctorate degree in Remote Sensing/GIS from Cranfield University, UK. He did his National Youth Service Corps Programme in Benue State.
* He was elected a member of the House of Representatives in 19.