Sen. Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam was born on November 15th, (1964) in Anyiin, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. He is a lawyer, administrator, and the fourth elected governor of Benue State, Nigeria.
Gabriel Suswam Early Life.
Sen. Gabriel Torwua Suswam started his primary education at NKST Primary School, Zaki – Biam, Benue State, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1977. On completion of Primary school, he proceeded to the St. Andrew’s Secondary School, Adikpo, where he started his secondary school education. After one year of studies, he transferred to Government College, Makurdi where he continued his studies graduating in 1982.
In his quest for higher education, Suswam proceeded to the School of Basic Studies, Makurdi between 1982 and 1984 where he passed the Interim Joint Matriculation Examination (IJMB), a requisite qualification for university education. In 1986 therefore, he was admitted into the Law Faculty of the University of Lagos. Between 1986 and 1989 he read and obtained the LL.B (Hons) degree, and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos where he was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991 on successful completion of the programme. After his call to bar, he participated in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme at Trendex Finance Firm in Lagos, from 1990 to 1991.
Between 1991 and 1994, Hon. Suswam began a career in private legal practice as Junior Counsel in the Corporate legal firm of Tokode & Company based in Lagos. A fast learner, Suswam quickly learnt the ropes in the ever challenging world of private legal practice. In 1994, therefore, he formed his Law firm, Tingir and Associates, based in Lagos. Within three years, Tingir and Associates metamorphosed into a successful law firm offering a wide range of legal services. In order to cope with the rising number of high profile clientele, he relocated to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory where he partnered with a colleague, Harris Ogbole to float the firm of Suswam Ogbole and Co.
At the return of Democracy in 1999, Sen. Dr. Suswam resigned from private legal practice to seek election into the House of Representatives to represent K/Ala/Ukum/Logo Federal Constituency, which he won under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In April 2007 he was elected the Governor of Benue State and was sworn in on May 29th, 2007. In April 2011, he was re-elected for a second term after which he was succeeded by Samuel Ortom on May 29th, 2015.
In 2015 General election, Senator Suswam lost the senatorial seat election to Senator Barnabas Gemade of All Progressive Change (APC).
He also contested in 2019, and elected the senator representing Benue North East Constituency.
His Personal Life:
Suswam is a devout Christian, a member of NKST ”Reformed Christian Church of God (RCCG), and an exemplary family man. He is happily married to Arc Deaconess Yemisi Dooshima Suswam, and the Union is blessed with two boys
Gabriel Suswam’s Net Worth
Sen. Gabriel Torwua Suswam has an estimated networth of about $174 Million