|Governor of Borno State|
December 1989 –June 1990
|Preceded by||Abdul One Mohammed|
|Succeeded by||Mohammed Buba Marwa|
Lt. Colonel Mohammed Maina was governor of Borno State, Nigeria during the military administrations of Generals Ibrahim Babangida.
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