Adamu Aliero

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Muhammad Adamu Aliero
Governor of Kebbi State
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007
Preceded by Samaila Bature Chamah
Succeeded by Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari
Senator for Kebbi Central
In office
29 May 2007 – December 2008
Succeeded by Abubakar Atiku Bagudu
Minister for Federal Capital Territory
In office
17 December 2008 – 17 March 2010
Preceded by Aliyu Modibbo Umar
Succeeded by Bala Muhammed
Personal details
Born (1957-01-01) 1 January 1957 (age 60)
Aliero, Kebbi State, Nigeria

Muhammad Adamu Aliero (born 1 January 1957) was governor of Kebbi State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). He became Senator for Kebbi Central from June 5, 2007 till December 18, 2008.

Aliero was appointed Minister of the Federal Capital Territory by President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua in December 2008.[1] He left office in March 2010 when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He has three wives Maimuna, Zainab and Aaliyah. He is the father of 10 children 9 boys 1 girl. Her name is Fatima Zarah. The boys names are Sadiq, Mustapha, Abdulazziz Aliyu, Umar, Adamu, Khalil, Abubakar, and Ahmed. He is currently living in Abuja.

Early life[edit]

Born in Aliero, Aliero Local Government Area of Kebbi State (then part of the Northern Region), Adamu received his primary education at an Islamic school. His elementary education commenced in 1965 at Aliero Town Planning School. He then attended the Government Secondary School in Koko and graduated in 1976.

This was followed by admission into the School of Basic Studies at Ahmadu Bello University, where he enrolled in the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) certificate program. He began undergraduate studies in 1977 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree Political Science in 1980.

Early career[edit]

In 1981, Aliero began his working career as an administrative officer at the College of Education in Sokoto and joined the Nigeria Customs and Excise Service in the same year. In 1997, he voluntarily resigned from the Customs and Excise Service and went into the private business sector, dealing in export and import trade.

Political career[edit]

His political career began in 1998 when, running on the platform of the now defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP), he contested and won a Senate seat representing the Kebbi Central constituency. The results of the election annulled soon after they were announced. Following the death of military dictator Sani Abacha and a brief period of transition, new elections were held. Aliero, now representing the All People's Party (APP), contested and won the Kebbi State gubernatorial election. He was sworn in on 29 May 1999.

Aliero was re-elected in 2003 for a second four-year term and was one of only four incumbent ANPP (the APP was later renamed All Nigeria People's Party due to a factional split) governors to maintain their positions.

Aliero left the ANPP and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in February 2007. He contested the April 2007 General Elections for the Senate and won under the banner of the PDP. He is currently the Member Representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


He re-decamped to PDP after spending about a year in CPC in early 2012. And the next presidential candidate for the north

  1. ^ Nosike Ogbuenyi, Abimbola Akosile and Sufuyan Ojeifo (19 December 2008). "Yar'Adua Renews His Mission". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  2. ^ Daniel Idonor (17 March 2010). "Jonathan Sacks Ministers". Vanguard. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-14.