|Governor, Bendel State, Nigeria|
24 July 1978 –30 September 1979
|Preceded by||Husaini Abdullahi|
|Succeeded by||Ambrose Folorunsho Alli|
|Governor, Borno State, Nigeria|
January 1984 –August 1985
|Preceded by||Asheik Jarma|
|Succeeded by||Abdulmumini Aminu|
Major General Abubakar Waziri was the Military Governor of Bendel State in Nigeria from July 1978 to September 1979 during the transitional period of military to civilian government under General Olusegun Obasanjo.Later he was military governor of Borno State from January 1984 to August 1985 during the regime of General Muhammadu Buhari.
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Medical services in Borno State were minimal at the time he held office (January 1984 to August 1985), with only one doctor for every 65,000 people.The state had a severe drought in this period, losing over 660,000 tons of crops. Waziri initiated a direct feeding program in the Borno secondary schools to ensure students were not exploited by private contractors.
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