Musa Mohammed

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Musa Mohammed
Governor of Yobe State
In office
August 1998 – May 1999
Preceded by John Ben Kalio
Succeeded by Bukar Abba Ibrahim
Minister of Sports and Social Development
In office
July 2003 – July 2005
Preceded by Stephen Akiga
Succeeded by Saidu Samaila Sambala
Minister of Youth Development
In office
July 2005 – June 2006
Preceded by Frank Nweke
Succeeded by S. A. Jakanda

Colonel (retired) Musa Mohammed was Administrator of Yobe State, Nigeria from August 1998 to May 1999 during the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar.[1] Later he was Minister of Sports and Social Development from July 2003 to July 2005 in the cabinet of President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Musa Mohammed attended the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In his army career he was an Instructor at the NDA, Brigade Major and Chief Instructor at the Nigerian Army Signal School and a General Staff Officer at Army Headquarters.[2] Appointed administrator of Yobe State from August 1998 to May 1999, as a former military administrator he was required to retire from the army after the return to democracy.[3]

In April 2001 he became a member of the steering committee of the United Nigeria Development Forum (UNDF), a group of former military governors.[4] He was a contender to become the candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for Governor of Gombe State in the 2003 elections, but lost in the primaries to Mohammed Danjuma Goje, who went on to be elected Governor.[5]

Musa Mohammed was appointed Minister of Sports and Social Development in July 2003. On 13 July 2005, in a Cabinet reshuffle he became Minister for Inter-governmental Affairs, Youth Development and Special Duties.[6] In June 2006 he was disengaged from Obasanjo's cabinet in order for him to focus on seeking elective office in the April 2007 election.[7]


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  2. ^ "Ministers: A Biographical Summary". Nigeria First. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "OBASANJO HIRES & FIRES". NDM DEMOCRACY WATCH 1999/03. 1 July 1999. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  4. ^ Kola Ologbondiyan and Agaju Maduba (2001-04-29). "The Return of Abacha Boys". ThisDay. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  5. ^ WILLIAMS ATTAH (March 4, 2006). "Goje, Mohammed keep hope alive". Daily Champion. Retrieved 2010-05-07. [dead link]
  6. ^ "As Obasanjo Reshuffles Cabinet... Ministers Under Probe for Corruption". Biafra Nigeria World News. July 14, 2005. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  7. ^ "Obasanjo disengages 5 ministers from his cabinet". People's Daily. June 2, 2006. Retrieved 2010-05-07.