Alwali Kazir

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Alwali Jauji Kazir
Appointed byIbrahim Babangida Sani Abacha
Governor of Kwara State
In office
December 1989 – January 1992
Preceded byIbrahim Alkali
Succeeded byShaaba Lafiaji
General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army
In office
December 1993 – August 1994
Preceded byChris Alli
Succeeded byAhmed Abdullahi
Chief of Army Staff
In office
August 1994 – March 1996
Preceded byChris Alli
Succeeded byIshaya R. Bamaiyi
Personal details
Born (1947-08-02) 2 August 1947 (age 72)
Yobe State, Nigeria

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General Alwali Jauji Kazir (rtd) DSS Usawc psc(+) born August 2, 1947 in Kazir Village, Jakusko L.G.A in present-day Yobe State. He attended Amshi Primary School between 1955-1957 and Gashua Central Primary School in 1958.

Military career[edit]

Alwali Kazir is a retired 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 Armed Forces 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 Staff serving from August 1994 to March 1996 during the regime of General Sani Abacha. Alwali Kazir retired in 1996.

Later career[edit]

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 namely: Halima, Abdulazeez, Ibrahim (Ajaxx), Musa, Mubarak and Maryam, and 8 grandchildren: Alwali (Najeeb), Aisha, Hajara (Nabila), Maryam, Amina, Muhammed, Abubakar, and Hajara (Deena).


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