Bashir Salihi Magashi Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Bashir Salihi Magashi Biography
Bashir Salihi Magashi is a retired Nigerian Army Major General and the current serving Defence Minister of Nigeria.
He was appointed Nigeria's Minister of Defence by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 2019. Prior to his appointment, Major General Magashi (Rtd) also served as the Governor of Sokoto State from August 1990 to January 1992 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
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Bashir Salihi Magashi Profile

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Full names: Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd) 
Date of birth
Place of birth: Kano State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Occupation: Lawyer, politician
Net worth:

Bashir Salihi Magashi Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

In 1968, Bashir Salihi Magashi got admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy. In 1971, he got commissioned as a member of the 5th Regular Combatant Course.
He further proceeded to the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, from where he obtained an Advanced Diploma in Public Administration, LLB Honors. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984.


Bashir Salihi Magashi began his career in the military as a Platoon Commander and later became Company Commander at the historic and elite 6 Infantry Battalion (Bn) of the Nigerian Army. He was later deployed as Adjutant 1st Guards Battalion Bn and later Commander of The 4 Guards battalion in Epe Lagos; He was also Commander 93 Mechanized Bn and Commander 192 Mechanized Bn.

He also served as Deputy Military Secretary at the Army Headquarters (AHQ MS A), Cadets Brigade Commander in Nigerian Defence Academy (1988-1990) and as the Commander 7 Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Sokoto.

In 1992, he got appointed as the Commander of the 15 Brigade of the ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) mission in Liberia. He further served as the Commander of The Guards Brigade in Abuja, before rising to become General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2nd Division Ibadan and later proceeded to the Lagos Garrison Command as Command.

The General finally retired from the Nigerian Army as Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna from 1998-1999 as his last official engagement as a Military Officer.

Politics and Appointment

Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd) was appointed Governor of Sokoto State in Nigeria from August 1990 to January 1992 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
In 2002, he was a legal adviser to the ALL Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP).
In 2007, he was Kano State governorship candidate of the Democratic People's Party (DPP). He also served as the party's national chairman until his final retirement from politics in 2014.

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