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Musa Mohammed Administrator of Yobe State, Nigeria

Colonel (retired) Musa Mohammed was Administrator of Yobe State, Nigeria from August 1998 to May 1999 during the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar. 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. 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.
In April 2001 he became a member of the steering committee of the United Nigeria Development Forum (UNDF), a group of former military governors. 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.
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.
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.

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