President Muhammed Buhari is the current President of Nigeria. He is an islam. Raised as a fulani, he holds a strong believe in Allah. Buhari is a Nigerian politician, who have served the country as a President since 2015 till date.
Profile Summary on Buhari Muhammed
|Previous Spouse||Safinatu Yusuf (1971-1988)|
|Current Spouse||Aisha Halilu (1989-present)|
|Date of Birth: 17 December 1942|
|Assumed office 11 November 2015|
|Minister of State||Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu
|Preceded by||Diezani Allison-Madueke|
| In office
March 1976 – June 1978
as Federal Commissioner of Petroleum and Natural Resources
|Head of State||Olusegun Obasanjo|
|Governor of Borno State|
| In office
3 February 1976 – 15 March 1976
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Mustapha Amin|
| In office
1 August 1975 – 3 February 1976
as Governor of the North-Eastern State
|Head of State||Murtala Mohammed|
|Preceded by||Musa Usman|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|Net Worth||$110 million|
Who is Muhammed Buhari?
He is a Nigerian former military general who serves as the current president of Nigeria.
As a kid, he developed an interest in military service. Following his high-school graduation, he was trained at the ‘Nigerian Military Training College.’ As part of his training, he was later sent to train in ‘Commonwealth’ countries such as India, the U.S.A., and the U.K. He participated in the Nigerian Civil War, and by the late 1970s, he had earned the position of military secretary at the army headquarters. After being involved in three coup d’etats, in 1966, 1975 and 1976, he served as one of the top military leaders during the December 1983 coup. Following this, he was chosen as the new head of state. He launched the famous “war against indiscipline” and struck hard on corrupt political figures and businessmen. However, he somehow resorted to strict measures and controlled the media and the economy. This led to a decline in the economy, and he was detained in 1985. In 2003, he lost the presidential election. However, he won in the 2015 election, representing the ‘All Progressives Congress Party.’
Early Life and Education of President Muhammed Buhari
Muhammed was born on 17th December 1942 (80 years) in Katsina, Nigeria, Muhammadu was raised by a single mother, as his father had passed away when he was 4 years old.
Marital Life of Muhammed Buhari
Buhari was first married to Safinatu Yusuf in 1971. Together they had five children, namely Zulaihat (deceased), Fatima, Musa (deceased), Hadiza and Safinatu. Buhari marriage to Safinatu ended in 1988. On 14th January 2006, the former first lady succumbed to diabetes.
He married for the second time in December 1989. Buhari new wife is known as Aisha Buhari, and the duo has five kids. Muhammadu Buhari children from his 2nd union are Aisha, Halima, Yusuf, Zahra and Amina.
Career Life of Muhammed Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari was part of the military coup that ousted Yakubu Gowon. As a result, he was appointed to take up the position of the military governor of Borno, formerly known as North-Eastern State. The same year, General Olusegun Obasanjo nominated him as the federal commissioner for petroleum resources. In 1977, Buhari became the military secretary at Supreme Military Headquarters. By September 1977, he was performing regular duties in the military. He was also the division commander in Kaduna.
Buhari’s Political Journey
He began in 2003 when he ran for the presidential seat but lost it to Olusegun Obasanjo of People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He ran again for the same position in 2007 but was defeated by Umaru Yar’Adua from PDP. In 2011, he tried again but lost to Goodluck Jonathan.