Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru

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Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru
Governor of Kwara State
In office
August 1985 – December 1987
Preceded by Salaudeen Latinwo
Succeeded by Ahmed Abdullahi
Governor of Kano State
In office
December 1987 – 27 July 1988
Preceded by Ahmed Muhammad Daku
Succeeded by Idris Garba
Personal details
Born 1950

Wing Commander Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru was a Military Governor of Kwara State, Nigeria from August 1985 to December 1987, and then of Kano State from December 1987 to July 1988 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.[1]

On June 21, 1986, he opened a newly completed building in Ilorin, Kwara State to house the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. The building was scheduled to be demolished in July 2009 to make space for parking during a planned one-day visit by President Umaru Yar'Adua.[2]

In October 1986 he arranged for large-scale distribution of grain to Kano State farmers whose crops had been destroyed by pests.[3] As governor of Kano State, in 1988 Group Captain Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru set up committees that toured the state, held public hearings and prepared recommendations on laws and policies to address social problems.[4]


  1. ^ "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ LANRE LAWAL (July 25, 2009). "NUJ, Saraki At Loggerhead Over Demolition Of Press Centre". Osun Defender. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  3. ^ Mever Ayillaiozi Usman (14 October 1986). "Grain Relief for Kano Pest Victims" (PDF). New Nigerian. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  4. ^ Ujudud Shariff (27 January 2009). "Salute to Divorcees And Widows". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2010-01-02.