Usman Mu'azu

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Usman Mu'azu
Governor of Kaduna State
In office
January 1984 – August 1985
Preceded by Lawal Kaita
Succeeded by Abubakar Dangiwa Umar
Personal details
Born 1942
Jaba LGA, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Died May 2008

Air Vice-Marshal (retired) Usman Mu'azu (1942–2008) was the military governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria from January 1984 to June 1988 during the military regime of General Muhammadu Buhari.[1]

Mu'azu was born in Kwoi, Jaba Local Government Area, Kaduna State in 1942. He attended Provincial Secondary School, Zaria and then the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He attended the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, and had further training in West Germany and the United States of America. Muazu served in various capacities in the Nigeria Air force, including service in the Nigeria Air force Command, Command and Staff College, Jaji and Command Training College, Kaduna. He was administrator of Nigerian Airways and Air Officer Commanding Training Command, Nigeria Air Force before being appointed military governor of Kaduna State in January 1984.[2]

After he had left office, violence broke out between the Atyap and Hausa people in Zangon Kataf in 1992 which eventually led to several hundred deaths. Muazu headed a committee with seven Atyap and seven Hausa to recommend methods of settling the disputes.[3] One recommendation was to create the Atyap chiefdom. Since there measures were implemented, there has been no further violence.[4]

Following the return to democracy in 1999, he became a prominent member of the Arewa Consultative Forum, a Northern lobbying group.[5] Mu'azu died in May 2008.[6]


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  2. ^ "FORMER Military Governor of Kaduna State, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Usman Muazu (rtd) Dies At 66". Kaduna State Government. May 9, 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  3. ^ Agaju Madugba (2001-09-09). "Zangon-Kataf: For Peace to Endure". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  4. ^ IBRAHEEM MUSA (7 March 2010). "Peace has returned to Zangon Kataf -Community leader". Sunday Trust. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  5. ^ Steve Nwosu and Tokunbo Adedoja (2001-09-01). "One North, Different People". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  6. ^ Ibrahim Modibbo (9 May 2008). "Avm Usman Mu'azu Dies At 66". Leadership. Retrieved 2010-05-30.