Idris Waziri

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Idris Waziri
Minister of Commerce
In office
July 2003 – June 2006
Preceded by Precious Ngelale
Succeeded by Aliyu Modibbo Umar
Personal details
Political party People's Democratic Party

Ambassador Idris Waziri headed the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Commerce, until the June 2006 cabinet reshuffle, when he was replaced by Aliyu Modibbo Umar.[1]

Waziri gained a degree at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, then joined the government as an administrative officer. He had a successful career, becoming a Permanent Secretary and then Commissioner of Finance, Commerce and Industry, retiring in 1993. He then worked in private industry. He was a founding member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) In 1999, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him Nigerian Ambassador to Pakistan. He was appointed as Minister of Commerce in July 2003.[2]

During his tenure as commerce minister, Waziri was known for his enthusiasm for exporting cassava.[3]


  1. ^ Okey Mugbo and Olawale Rasheed (2006-06-23). "Obasanjo sacks 8 Atiku's aides - Swears in 2 new ministers". Nigerian Tribune. Archived from the original on 2006-07-03. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW WITH HONOURABLE AMB. IDRIS WAZIRI". eBizguides. November 21, 2003. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
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