Alwali Kazir

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Alwali Jauji Kazir
Appointed by

Major General Ibrahim Babangida

General Sani Abacha
Governor of Kwara State
In office
December 1989 – January 1992
Preceded by Ibrahim Alkali
Succeeded by Shaaba Lafiaji
General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army
In office
December 1993 – August 1994
Preceded by Chris Alli
Succeeded by Ahmed Abdullahi
Chief of Army Staff
In office
August 1994 – March 1996
Preceded by Chris Alli
Succeeded by Ishaya R. Bamaiyi
Personal details
Born 2nd August 1947(age 70)
Yobe State, Nigeria

General Alwali Jauji Kazir (retired) born August 2, 1947 in Kazir Village, Jakusko L.G.A in present-day Yobe State was an Artillery Officer who was Military Governor of Kwara State, Nigeria from December 1989 to January 1992 during the military regime of Major General Ibrahim Babangida, handing over to the elected civilian governor Shaaba Lafiaji at the start of the Nigerian Third Republic.[1] As a Brigadier General, he was the director of army faculty at the command and staff college, jaji in 1992. After the sudden dismissal of Major General Chris Alli as the chief of Army Staff, Alwali Kazir then the GOC 1 division was promoted Major General and made Chief of Army serving from August 1994 to Match 1996 during the regime of General Sani Abacha. After retirement, he was installed as Madakin Bade by the Emir of Bade Alhaji Abubakar Umar Suleiman in April 2009. Alwali Kazir was married to Late Aisha Larai Bukar with whom he has one child Muhammad, and Hajara with whom he has 6 children(Halima, Abdulazeez, Ibrahim, Musa, Mubarak and Maryam).He has 7 grandchildren: Najeeb, Aisha, Hajara(who bears the same name as his wife), Maryam Amina, Muhammed and Abubakar.


  1. ^ "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-30.