Mohammed Bawa

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Mohammed Inua Bawa
Administrator of Ekiti State
In office
7 October 1996 – August 1998
Succeeded byAtanda Yusuf
Administrator of Gombe State
In office
August 1998 – 29 May 1999
Preceded byJoseph Orji
Succeeded byAbubakar Habu Hashidu
Personal details
Born(1954-04-06)6 April 1954
Yauri, Northern Region, Nigeria
Died26 May 2017(2017-05-26) (aged 63)
Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

Colonel (retired) Mohammed Inua Bawa (6 April 1954 – 26 May 2017) was appointed the Administrator of Ekiti State, Nigeria during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. He was then appointed Administrator of Gombe State from August 1998 to May 1999, handing over to the elected civilian governor at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic.[1]

Bawa was born on 6 April 1954 in Yauri, Kebbi State. He studied at Government Colleges in Keffi and Bida, then attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria after which he studied at the University of Madras, India. Joining the army, he was commissioned as second lieutenant in 1976, full lieutenant in 1980, captain in 1985 and major in 1990.[2]

Bawa was appointed the Administrator of Ekiti State after it was formed in October 1996 from part of Ondo State. After the death of General Sani Abacha, his successor General Abdulsalami Abubakar transferred him the Gombe State during the transition to democracy that was completed in May 1999.[1] As administrator of Gombe State, he initiated joint border patrols with neighboring Chad and Niger to reduce cross border banditry.[3]

He ran unsuccessfully as candidate for Governor of Kebbi state on the Action Congress (AC) platform in the April 2007 elections.[4] Bawa died in hospital in Jos, Nigeria on 26 May 2017 due to complications from surgery. He was 63.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Nigerian States". World Statesmen. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ "In The News". Newswatch. 31 March 2003. Retrieved 8 May 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "IRIN-WA Update 292 of Events in West Africa". UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa. 10 September 1998. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  4. ^ Andrew Agbese (20 September 2007). "The Problem With the Reform Committee - Col. Bawa". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  5. ^ Sotubo, 'Jola (26 May 2017). "Mohammed Bawa: Former Ekiti governor dies at 63". Retrieved 26 May 2017.