Joshua Hamidu

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Joshua Mahamadu Hamidu
Born 1936 (age 80–81)
Yendi, Ghana[1]
Allegiance  Ghana
Service/branch Ghana Army
Commands held Chief of the Defence Staff
Other work National Security Co-ordinator
Chairman, Narcotics Control Board
High Commissioner to Nigeria

Lieutenant General Joshua Mahamadu Hamidu (born 1936) is a former Chief of Defence Staff and member of the Supreme Military Council government. Prior to that appointment, he was the Ghanaian High Commissioner to Zambia.[2] He was appointed National Security Advisor to the Kufuor government in 2001.[3] He has also been the chairman of the Narcotics Control Board of Ghana.[4] He is also on various boards of the Bank of Ghana.[5] In 2005, he was Ghana's High Commissioner to Nigeria.[6]

Joshua Hamidu had been accused in some circles of being implicated in the killing of the Overlord of Dagbon, the late Ya-Na, Yakubu Andani II in March 2002. The Wuaku Commission which investigated the circumstances leading to the tragedy cleared him of any wrongdoing.[7]


  1. ^ United States. Joint Publications Research Service (1978). Translations on Sub-Saharan Africa. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  2. ^ Tagoe, George (6 May 2004). Genesis Four. Trafford Publishing. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  3. ^ Kwaku Sakyi-Addo (2001-01-12). "Ghana's new ministers". BBC African News. BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  4. ^ "Narcotics Control Board". Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  5. ^ "Governance of the Bank". Official website. Bank of Ghana. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  6. ^ Iyefu Adoba. "APRM, Veritable Tool for Good Governance - Envoy". Official website. The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Archived from the original on July 4, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  7. ^ "White Paper on the Wuaku Commission Report" (pdf). Ghana government. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Major General Robert Kotei
Chief of the Defence Staff
1978 – 1979
Succeeded by
Colonel E. D. F. Prah
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
High Commissioner to Zambia
? – 1978
Succeeded by
Preceded by
James Yalley Assuah Kwofie
High Commissioner to Nigeria
August 2003 – 2005
Succeeded by
George Kumi