He attended the School of Basic Studies at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1972, after which he gained admission into the Department of Architecture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He also holds a master’s degree in Architecture.
Sambo served with the Oyo State Ministry of Works and Housing for the National Youth Service Corps up to August 1979.
In 1988 he was appointed Commissioner for Works, Transport and Housing in Kaduna.
In 1990, Namadi Sambo left the service of the Kaduna State Government and went back to private practice.
In May 2007, Mohammed Namadi Sambo assumed office as Governor of Kaduna State.
His term ended on 18 May 2010.
While still serving as governor, he was picked by then President Goodluck Jonathan to become the Vice President.
Goodluck Jonathan himself had assumed the position of President after he vacated the position of Vice-President following the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua in 2010.
Muhammed Namadi Sambo turns 64 today.