Mahdi Mohammed Gusau

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Mahdi Mohammed Gusau
Deputy Governor of Zamfara State
In office
29 May 2019 – 23 February 2022 [1]
GovernorBello Matawalle
Preceded byIbrahim Wakkala Muhammad
Succeeded byHassan Nasiha
Personal details
Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed Gusau

(1981-12-05) 5 December 1981 (age 41)
Gusau, Sokoto State, Nigeria (now in Zamfara State)
Political partyPeoples Democratic Party
  • Politician
  • lawyer

Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (born 5 December 1981) is a Nigerian politician and lawyer, he served as deputy governor of Zamfara State from 2019 until his impeachment in 2022.[2] He is the youngest person elected deputy governor in the Nigerian Fourth Republic at the age of 37. He is a son of General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau who is a former Minister of Defence, Chief of Army Staff and National Security Adviser of Nigeria.[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Mohammed Gusau was born on 5 December 1981 in Gusau, Nigeria to then Lieutenant Colonel Aliyu Mohammed Gusau who was the Director of Military Intelligence.


On 23 February 2022, the Zamfara State House of Assembly impeached Gusau as deputy governor and immediately replaced him with Senator Hassan Nasiha the serving senator representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District.[6] This followed the adoption of a motion by Majority Leader, Faruku Dosara (APC -Maradun 1), at a plenary in Gusau. The motion came shortly after the House adopted the report of Justice Haladu Tanko led panel, which investigated alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office against him. The Speaker Hon Nasiru Muazu Magarya, who presided over the sitting, directed the Clerk, Saidu Anka, to conduct a voice vote on the impeachment. Twenty of the 22 lawmakers present, voted in favour of the impeachment and he was pronounced impeached.[7]


  1. ^ "Zamfara Deputy Governor Impeached By State Assembly Lawmakers". 29 July 2021. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  2. ^ "I won't appear before you, deputy governor tells Zamfara lawmakers". 29 July 2021. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  3. ^ Akelicious (29 May 2019). "See The Youngest Deputy Governor In The History Of Nigeria". Akelicious. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Zamfara Deputy Governor Mahdi Ali Gusau Archives". FRCN. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  5. ^ "I'm qualified – Zamfara Dep. Gov clears air on his age". P.M. News. 25 September 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  6. ^ Sabi'u kad, Muhammad (23 February 2022). "(JUST IN): Zamfara Gets New Deputy Governor". Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  7. ^ George, Taiwo (23 February 2022). "Four Things To Know About The General's Son Impeached By Zamfara Assembly". Retrieved 23 February 2022.