Gado Nasko

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Muhammad Gado Nasko
Governor of Sokoto State
In office
July 1978 – October 1979
Preceded byColonel Umaru Mohammed
Succeeded byShehu Kangiwa
Minister FCT Abuja
In office
Preceded byHamza Abdullahi
Succeeded byJeremiah Timbut Useni
Personal details
Nasko, Magama LGA, Niger State

Major General Muhammad Gado Nasko (born 1941) was the military governor of Sokoto State, Nigeria between 1978-1979.[1]

Early life[edit]

Nasko retired from the army in 1990 after his junior then Major General Salihu Ibrahim was appointed Chief of the Army Staff by President Ibrahim Babangida. He was at the time a Major general and retired to his village Home in Nasko Niger state quietly to his new life as a farmer and community leader. he was decorated by president Olusegun Obasanjo with the national honour award of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and recognised as one of the most respected states men in Nigeria. Former Gado Nasko Barracks, now Lungi Barracks, in the nation's capital Abuja, was named for him. He is married to two wives Fatima and Rakiya with 9 children namely: Umar, Hamza, Ibrahim, Abdulazeez, Abubakar, Aminu, Fatima, Zainab, and Maryam.


  • Nigeria Military Training School: 1962-1963
  • School of Artillery, Larkill: 1963-1964
  • Commissioned Officer, Corps of Artillery: July 1964
  • Commandant of the School of Artillery: 1969-1975
  • Commander 2nd Artillery Brigade: 1975-1976
  • Military Secretary]: 1976-1978
  • Military Governor Sokoto State: 1978-1979
  • Commandant 1st Divisional Artillery: 1979-1980
  • Commandant Corps of Artillery: 1980-1985
  • Minister of Trade, Agriculture and Water resources: 1985-1989
  • Minister for the federal Capital Territory, Abuja: 1989-1993


  1. ^ "Sokoto State's measure to control preachers," British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 1979