Alhaji Tanimu Salihu was born in the early 70’s at Gudi to the well respected family of Late Baba Alh. Salihu Ando Oja of Wado, Wamba Local Government, Nasarawa State. He spent most of his life with his family a royal family.
Alhaji Tanimu Salihu started his primary education at Local Education Primary school Wamba in 1983 where he obtained the First School Leaving Certificate (F.S.L.C) in 1988. Alhaji Tanimu Salihu proceeded to Government Secondary school New Karu in 1988 and sat for his Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) in 1994.
Alhaji Tanimu Salihu did trade for 10years before sorting for admission in the popular Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa (Nass Poly) in 2004. Alhaji Tanimu was offered admission to study Public Administration (PA) and upon his acceptance of the admission, Alhaji Tanimu Salihu resumed his studies and bagged National Diploma in Public Administration (ND) in 2006. Given his passion for education, Alhaji Tanimu Salihu, who has always wanted people to refer to him as a young professor, got admitted into University of Sunderland England to study Business Administration.
In 2009, Alh. Tanimu Salihu obtained his Bachelor of Art (BA) in Business management at the University of Sunderland England. He thereafter proceeded for his Master Degree in International Business at University of Greenwich in 2011. Concurrently, Alhaji Tanimu Salihu also participated in Innosparks Entrepreneurship Challenge organized by Segi University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and obtained a Participatory Certificate (PC).
Alhaji Tanimu Salihu rich curriculum vitae (CV) earned him several jobs both in government and private institutions. Alhaji Tanimu Salihu has served at different levels and different capacities both in Nigeria and abroad. In 2004, Alhaji Tanimu Salihu was appointed by Federal Character Commission (FCC) under the Presidency in Abuja as Clerk. Alhaji Tanimu Salihu later became a Personal Assistance to the Director Administration and Supply, Director Strategy IIC Canada in 2010.
In 2011, Alhaji Tanimu Salihu was the Director Procurement Niko Oil & Gas and Managing Director/CEO TanTinii Ltd from 2012 to 2013. Alhaji Tanimu Salihu is the current Managing Director (MD) & CEO SALTAN International Ltd. PTE.
Alhaji Tanimu Salihu a business mogul and philanthropist, is a national democratic advocate who believes in the fortunes and distress of our diverse ethnic identity as a means for the growth and development of the African Continent.
Alhaji Tanimu Salihu is a patriot of national envy and proponent of Nigeria’s economic diversification against the status quo. Haven’t being a business man all his life, Alhaji Tanimu Salihu’s philosophy of governance is hatched on true federalism and the principles of separation of powers among the three tiers of government as the fundamental keys to abundant dividend of Politics. “Our society doesn’t just contain people and plants but contains values. Values is the most indispensable tool on which our goodwill spring from” this is a famous quote of Alhaji Tanimu Salihu.
He has participated in different round tables in and outside Nigeria in sort of knowledgeable ideas on how Nigeria’s economic resource could translate into an improved life expectancy for the citizenry. In 2011, Alhaji Tanimu Salihu launched a youth advocacy frontier which canvassed for youth inclusion in politics as well as improved democratic participation by youths.
Alhaji Tanimu Salihu from Wamba understands the economic prospect of Nasarawa State and how the various mineral resources could be harnessed to better the lots of Nasarawa State. Nasarawa State is endowed with arable land and Gold trace according to history. Alhaji Tanimu Salihu doesn’t just believe in the state slogan (State of Solid Minerals) but remains a strong and ardent advocate of the exploration of the minerals endowed in the state. Mining is a feasible activity in Nasarawa State and Alhaji Tanimu Salihu has lived with that reality in his campaign for self-sufficiency to the past and present government of the state.
The proximity of Nasarawa State to Abuja is one Alhaji Tanimu Salihu strongly believes if properly tapped, is capable of raising the government revenue of the state. To achieve that Alhaji Tanimu Salihu has introduced Mr. Yoro Diallo as his Senior Special Adviser on Investment and Security.
Diversifying from the main stay of the state economy required political will and that is
Alhaji Tanimu Salihu resolve. Despite the states abundance of salt, Nasarawa State does not have a table salt producing factory.