Magaji Muhammed

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Magaji Muhammed
Federal Minister of Industry, Nigeria
In office
May 2003 – 13 July 2005
Preceded by Stephen Akiga
Succeeded by Fidelis Tapgun
Federal Minister of Internal Affairs
In office
13 July 2005 – June 2006
Preceded by Iyorchia Ayu
Succeeded by Oluyemi Adeniji
Personal details
Born (1940-12-31) 31 December 1940 (age 76)
Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Nigeria
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Magaji Muhammed (born 31 December 1940) headed the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs until the June 2006 cabinet reshuffle, when he was replaced by Oluyemi Adeniji. He is also a former Minister of Industries.[1]


Magaji Muhammed was born on 31 December 1940 in Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he earned a BA Degree in Administration. From 1965 to 1975, he was district Officer in-charge of Idoma, Wukari and Tiv Division of defunct Northern Nigeria, and Principal Assistant Secretary, Military Governor's Office, Kaduna. He also served as Administrator, Kaduna Capital Territory. In 1975, he was appointed Permanent Secretary. He joined the Federal Civil Service in 1980 and was Director Project Implementation, Federal Ministry of Industries and Director, Commercial and Industrial Incentives, Federal Ministry of Trade and Industries.[2]

Obasanjo government[edit]

Alhaji Muhammed was Nigeria’s Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2000-2003. He was appointed Minister of Industry by President Olusegun Obasanjo in June 2003.[2]


  1. ^ "As Obasanjo Reshuffles Cabinet... Ministers Under Probe for Corruption". ThisDay. 2005-07-14. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Ministers: A Biographical Summary". NigeriaFirst. Retrieved 2010-02-19.