We recently shared 10 amazing things everyone loves about the Nigerian first lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and today we will be visiting the president himself.
So today, we’ll be seeing President Muhammadu Buhari biography, age, date of birth, family, father, mother, date of birth, early life, education, wife, children, business, net worth, houses, cars and everything else you need to know about him.
Muhammadu Buhari Profile
Name: Muhammadu Buhari
Date of birth: 17th December, 1942
Best known as: President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Net worth: $110 million +
President Buhari’s Biography, Age, Date Of Birth, Parents, Wives, Children, Early Life, Education
Born on the 17th of December, 1942, President Muhammadu Buhari was born into the family of a Fulani chief, Hardo Adamu and Ms. Zulaihat. He was bron in Daura, Kastina State, Nigeria and was the twenty-third child of his father.
His dad, Adamu died when he was just four years old and he had to grow up with his mother alone. Buhari had his primary education in Daura and then completed in Mai’adua, before proceeding to the Katsina Middle School in 1953. He later attended the Katsina Provincial Secondary School and proceeded to the Nigerian Military Training School, Kaduna in the year 1963.
Buhari got married to Sufinatu, his first wife 1971 and they had five children together. He got married to his second wife, Aisha and they have five children together – Aisha, Yusuf, Halima, Zahra and Amina.
Political Career And Life In The Military
Buhari became the president of Nigeria, 2015 after he had taken over from the ruling government of Goodluck Jonathan. Before then, he had ruled Nigeria as a military head of state, 31st December, 1983 to 27th August, 1985 after a successful coup d’etat.
He unsuccessfully ran for the office of the Nigerian president, 2003, 2007 and 2011 consecutively. Having emerged as the presidential candidate for the APC, December, 2014, he became the Nigerian president.
Muhammadu Buhari attended primary school in Mai’adua and Daura Primary School before he joined Katsina Middle School in 1953 and later attended Katsina Provincial Secondary School from 1956 to 1961.
He went on and joined the Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) in 1962. Between 1962 and 1963, he took his cadet training at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in England. From November 1963 to January 1964, Buhari attended the Platoon Commanders’ Course at the Nigerian Military Training College, Kaduna.
In 1964, he enhanced his military training by attending the Mechanical Transport Officer’s Course at the Army Mechanical Transport School in Borden, in the United Kingdom and he also attended the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in the United States, where he gained a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies.
He also attended the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India, in 1973.
In 1975, President Muhammadu Buhari was part of the military coup that ousted Yakubu Gowon and 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. He was also the division commander in Kaduna.
Upon the election of Shehu Shagari, the country suffered an economic decline, and this was perceived as corrupt politics and practice by everyone, including the military. This led to another military coup which took place on 31st December 1983 where Buhari was chosen as the new head of state.
When he entered office, the previous government had already spoilt numerous systems in the country. He was forced to take a tough stance on corrupt individuals. He launched a program known as War Against Corruption in a bid to enact positive reforms.
Muhammadu Buhari’s political journey began in 2003 when he ran for the presidential seat but lost it to Olusegun Obasanjo of the 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.
In 2014, Buhari was nominated as the presidential candidate by the All Progressive Congress party (APC) for the 2015 election. He emerged the winner among 14th contestants with 2.5 million votes more than his closest competitor, Jonathan from PDP.
In May 2014, in the wake of the Chibok Schoolgirls kidnapping, Muhammadu Buhari strongly denounced the Boko Haram insurgency. He “urged Nigerians to put aside religion, politics and all other divisions to crush the insurgency he said is fanned by mindless bigots masquerading as Muslims”.
In December 2014, Muhammadu Buhari pledged to enhance security in Nigeria if elected president. After this announcement, his approval ratings skyrocketed, largely due to Jonathan‘s apparent inability to fight Boko Haram.
Muhammadu Buhari made internal security and wiping out the militant group one of the key pillars of his campaign. In January 2015, the insurgent group “The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta” (MEND) endorsed Buhari.
In February 2015, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo quit the ruling PDP party and endorsed Buhari.
On 31 March, Jonathan called Buhari to concede and congratulate him on his election as president. Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on 29 May 2015 in a ceremony attended by at least 23 heads of state and government.
He was re-elected as the president during the 2019 general elections held on 23rd February with 56% of the total votes.
Awards And Nominations
Muhammadu Buhari Net Worth
The president of Nigeria, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari is estimated to be worth $110 million. He also has a good number of houses and cars in his state, Kastina State and is one of the most influential politicians in Nigeria.