Isaiah Balat Politician

Isaiah Chawai Balat (born October 23, 1952) is a Nigerian politician and business man from Kaduna State who was Senator for Kaduna South from May 2003 to May 2007. Isaiah Chawai Balat was born in Gora, a village in Zangon Kataf local government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Losing his mother as an infant, he had to live with his grandmother until he was mature enough to fend for himself. He later left the village and moved to the city to make a living. After his primary and post-primary education, he attended a sandwich programme in Marketing at the Kaduna Polytechnic between 1976 and 1978. Later he attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and the college of Petroleum and Energy Studies at Oxford, United Kingdom. Balat was appointed Minister of State for Works & Housing in the cabinet of President Olusegun Obasanjo in June 1999. He ran successfully for election as Senator for Kanduna South in April 2003 on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He was a strong contender to be the PDP candidate for governor of Kaduna State in 2007, but lost to Namadi Sambo, who went on to be elected.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 23rd, 1952
Date of death
February 18th, 2014 at age of 61
Place of death
Abuja, Nigeria
Places lived
Kaduna , Nigeria
pop. 993,642 (1991)


1. Harvard Business School Colleges/University

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Type Private school
2012. 2.67 bil. $
2010. 2.3 bil. $
Soldiers Field, 02163 - Boston, Massachusetts
2011. 1,992
2010. 1,994
Acceptance rate
2011. 12.0 %
2010. 11.0 %
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Harvard Business School connected by profession and/or age

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Political engagements

People's Democratic Party

Geographic scope



Economic liberalism
Social conservatism

Official web page

Wikipedia article

The People's Democratic Party is a conservative political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the Centre-right of the political spectrum. It has won every Presidential election since 1999, and is the dominant party in the Fourth Republic amid controversial circumstances.

Other members

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