Umaru Gwandu was a Nigerian politician and great grandson of Abdullahi Dan Fodio. He was speaker of the Northern House of Assembly during the first republic having been the clerk to the Northern Assembly for much of the 1950s.
He was a president of the West African Library Association.
Gwandu was born in 1913. He went to the Senior Primary School, Birnin Kebbi and then proceeded to the Sokoto Middle School, the and Katsina Higher College. He started work as a teacher with the Sokoto Middle School until 1945 when he became a secretary to the late Emir Yahaya of Gwandu.