Currently, he is 78 years old. Born to a Fulani family in Daura, Katsina State, Muhammadu Buhari was born to his father, Hardo Adamu, the Fulani leader, and his mother, Zulaihat. He is his father’s twenty-third child. After his father died when he was about four years old, Muhammadu Buhari was raised by his mother. Muhammadu Buhari enrolled at the age of 19 at the Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) in 1962. In February 1964, the college was elevated to an officer commissioning unit of the Nigerian Army and was later renamed the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) (NDA).
The Nigerian government sent cadets who had completed their Nigerian Military preliminary training during that time to mostly Commonwealth military academies for the training of officer cadets. From 1962 to 1963, at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England, Muhammadu Buhari attended his own officer cadet training.
Muhammadu Buhari was commissioned as a second lieutenant and appointed Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta, Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria, in January 1963, at the age of 20. Muhammadu Buhari attended the Platoon Commanders’ Course at the Nigerian Military Training College in Kaduna, in the northern section of Nigeria, from November 1963 to January 1964. Muhammadu Buhari Net Worth and Biography
By completing the Mechanical Transport Officer’s Course at the Army Mechanical Transport School in Borden, UK, in 1964, Muhammadu Buhari facilitated his military training.
Muhammadu Buhari served as commander of the Second Infantry Battalion from 1965 to 1967 and, from April 1967 to July 1967, was appointed Brigade Major, Second Sector and First Infantry Division. Muhammadu Buhari was Brigade Major/Commandant of the Thirty-first Infantry Brigade from 1970 to 1971.
He then served from 1971 to 1972 as the Assistant Adjutant-General, First Infantry Division Headquarters. He also attended the Staff College of the Defense Service in Wellington, India, in 1973. Muhammadu Buhari was the Acting Director of Transport and Supply at the Supply and Transport Headquarters of the Nigerian Army Corps from 1974 to 1975.
Muhammadu Buhari is currently serving as the President of Nigeria, from 29th May 2015 till date. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s military head of state from 31st December 1983 to 27th August 1985, after taking over power in a military coup d’état.
Muhammadu Buhari married his first wife, Safinatu Buhari, in 1971. (the first lady of Nigeria from December 1983 to August 1985). Together, they had five children, including four girls and one boy. Their first daughter was named after Buhari’s mother, Zulaihat (Zulai). Fatima, Musa (deceased son), Hadiza, and Safinatu Jr. are their other children.
Safinatu Buhari, the former first lady of Nigeria and the estranged wife of Muhammadu Buhari, died of diabetes complications on 14 January 2006. In accordance with Islamic rites, she was buried at Unguwar Rimi cemetery.
Zulaihat Junaid, Muhammadu Buhari’s first daughter, died of sickle cell anaemia in November 2012, two days after delivering a baby in a hospital in Kaduna, in the northern part of Nigeria.
Now a retired major general in the Nigerian Army, Muhammadu Buhari previously served as the military head of state of the nation from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after seizing power in a military coup d’état. The Buhari military government is ascribed to the word Buharism. Muhammadu Buhari Net Worth and Biography
In the 2003, 2007 and 2011 general elections, Muhammadu Buhari unsuccessfully ran for the office of President of Nigeria and failed. In December 2014, Muhammadu Buhari emerged as the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential nominee for the general elections in March 2015. Muhammadu Buhari won the race, beating Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the incumbent president.
This was the first time that a sitting president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election in Nigeria’s history. Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s 15th constitutionally elected President on 29 May 2015.
Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that during his military rule, he takes responsibility for everything over which he presided, and that he can not alter the past. As a converted Democrat, he described himself.
With an estimated net worth of $80 million, Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly one of Nigeria’s wealthiest and most prominent personalities and public figures. Muhammadu Buhari Net Worth and Biography
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