Adamu Gaya was a Gaya, Kano State born politician and administrator who was a senator under the People's Redemption Party, representing Kano South.
He was educated at Gaya Elementary School, Kano Middle School, and Katsina College. In the 1970s, he was a groundnut and textile businessman and was later a member of the Gaya Local Government.
1979 Kano South senatorial election
- Adamu Gaya PRP - 121,651
- Sule Gaya NPN - 43,056
- Sabo Usman GNPP - 7,659
- Alli Nagwan UPN - 3,518
- (1)Michael Afolabi. Nigeria in transition, 1978-1979 : an annotated bibliography of party politics, elections, and the return to civil rule. p 323