Hon. Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, from Yobe State, was born on 6th January 1967 into the family of Alhaji Waziri Ibrahim, the prominent politician in the First and Second Republic known as the advocate of politics without bitterness.
Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim attended Kaduna Capital School and Queen’s College Lagos.
In 1980, she proceeded to Headington School, Oxford and Padworth College, Reading, United Kingdom where she obtained National Diploma in Business and Finance.
In 1989, she graduated from Roehampton Institute for Higher Education, an Institute affiliated to University of Surrey with a degree in Business Studies and Sociology.
Between 1989-1990, she worked with Abbey National Building Society Temple, North Finchley, U.K.
She veered into politics in 2004 when she was appointed Commissioner for Transport and Energy, Yobe State.
Until her appointment as Minister, she was representing Damaturu/Gujba constituency in the Federal House of Representatives.