Lamin Kaba Bajo

Lamin Kaba Bajo (born 10 November 1964) is a former Gambian politician and diplomat who is the current president of the Gambia Football Federation, having been elected in September 2014.

Lamin Kaba Bajo
President of the Gambia Football Federation
Assumed office
September 2014
Preceded byMustapha Kebbeh
Minister of the Interior
In office
16 April 2012  7 May 2012
PresidentYahya Jammeh
Preceded byOusman Sonko
Succeeded byOusman Sonko
In office
27 January 1995  8 March 1997
Preceded bySadibou Hydara
Succeeded byMomodou Bojang
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
October 2005  18 October 2006
PresidentYahya Jammeh
Preceded byMusa Gibril Bala Gaye
Succeeded byMaba Jobe
Personal details
Born (1964-11-10) 10 November 1964 (age 56)
Brikama, British Gambia
Political partyAPRC

A military officer who commanded the presidential guard of Dawda Jawara, Bajo was not involved in the 1994 coup that brought Yahya Jammeh to power, but subsequently joined his government. He first served in cabinet from 1995 to 2000, and was then Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2002 to 2005. From 2005 to 2006, Bajo was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (the equivalent of foreign minister). He was also a government minister from 2010 to 2012 and for a brief spell in 2014, and in between stints in cabinet held ambassadorships to Iran (2007–2009), Qatar (2009–2010), and Morocco (2012–2014).