Abubakar Waziri

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Abubakar Waziri
Governor, Bendel State, Nigeria
In office
24 July 1978 30 September 1979
Preceded by Husaini Abdullahi
Succeeded by Ambrose Folorunsho Alli
Governor, Borno State, Nigeria
In office
January 1984 August 1985
Preceded by Asheik Jarma
Succeeded by Abdulmumini Aminu
Personal details
Born 1940

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. [1] Later he was military governor of Borno State from January 1984 to August 1985 during the regime of General Muhammadu Buhari. [2]

Nigeria Federal republic in West Africa

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.

Olusegun Obasanjo Nigerian politician

Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, Ph.D. (; Yoruba: Olúṣẹ́gun Ọbásanjọ́[olúʃɛ̙́ɡũ ɒ̙básandʒɒ̙́]; born 5 March 1937) is a former Nigerian Army general who was President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Obasanjo was a career soldier before serving twice as his nation's head of state. He served as a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979, and as a democratically elected president from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. From July 2004 to January 2006, Obasanjo also served as Chairperson of the African Union.

Borno State State in Nigeria

Borno, also known as Borno State, is a state in north-eastern Nigeria. Its capital is Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe State. It is the homeland of the Kanuri people in Nigeria.

Waziri was born in the Fika Emirate in Yobe State. [3] Waziri was one of the referees of "Exercise SunStroke", a ten-day field exercise conducted early in 1975 that turned out to be a dress rehearsal for the Military Rebellion of 29 July 1975, when General Yakubu Gowon was removed from power and replaced by Murtala Muhammed. [4] While governor of Bendel State, Waziri was also Brigade Commander, 4 Mechanised Brigade, Nigeria Army Benin City. [1]

The Fika Emirate is a traditional state with headquarters in Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria. Dr. Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa received his staff of office as 43rd Emir of Fika from Yobe governor Ibrahim Gaidam on 12 May 2010. The Emir is head of the Bole people.

Yobe State State in Nigeria

Yobe is a state located in Northeast Nigeria. A mainly agricultural state, it was created on August 27, 1991. Yobe state was carved out of Borno State. The capital of Yobe state is Damaturu.

General Yakubu "Jack" Dan-Yumma Gowon is the former head of state of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He took power after one military coup d'état and was overthrown in another. During his rule, the Nigerian government prevented Biafran secession during the 1967–70 Nigerian Civil War.

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. [5] The state had a severe drought in this period, losing over 660,000 tons of crops. [6] Waziri initiated a direct feeding program in the Borno secondary schools to ensure students were not exploited by private contractors. [3]

Waziri retired as a major general. [1] After the return to democracy in 1999, Waziri played an active role in politics. [7]

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