Dahiru Mohammed

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Dahiru Mohammed Deba
Governor of Bauchi State
In office
January 1992 – November 1993
Preceded by Colonel Abu Ali
Succeeded by James Kalau
Personal details
Born 24 September 1942
Deba, Gombe State, Nigeria

Alhaji Dahiru Mohammed Deba (born 1952) is a Nigerian politician who was elected Governor of Bauchi State, Nigeria between January 1992 and November 1983 during the Nigerian Third Republic, leaving office after the military coup that brought General Sani Abacha to power.[1]

Deba was born on 24 September 1942, in Deba, then in Bauchi State and now in Gombe State.[citation needed] He was given the traditional title of Wazirin Deba.[2]

Dahiru was elected governor in 1991 on the platform of the National Republican Convention (NRC).[3] His achievements as governor included construction of hospitals, including the Alkaleri General Hospital and Primary Health Centres at Dambam, Zambuk, Bambam and Burra, and the foundation for the Gombe Referral Hospital. His government built two new state hotels at Jama'are and Ningi. He launched the 200 million Naira Education Trust Fund. His tenure was cut short in November 1993 when General Sani Abacha seized power.[4]

Dahiru became a member of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN), formed during the Abacha regime. He assisted Danjuma Goje, who later became governor of Gombe State, in the 1998 Senatorial elections held by Abacha, which were annulled after Abacha's death.[5]


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  2. ^ Mike Ogbu (2 March 2010). "The Country Needs Respect For Laws, Not Reform - Yunusa". Daily Independent. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  3. ^ Ademola Adeyemo (10 November 2009). "Sixteen Years After - Where Are Babangida's Civilian Governors?". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Past Executive Council: Alhaji Dahiru Mohammed (1991–1993)". Bauchi State Government. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Almost condemned to a life of illiteracy". ThisDay. November 15, 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-29. [dead link]