ABUBAKAR, Abdulsalami(GCFR)

Born June 13, 1942

Minna, Niger State




is a retired Nigerian Army General who was military President of Nigeria from 9 June 1998 until 29 May 1999.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Fati Lami Abubakar
State of Origin: Niger State
Father's Name Abubakar Jibrin
Father's Status Deceased
Mother's Name Fatikande Mohammed
Mother's Status Deceased
Number of Male Children 3
Number of Female Children 3

Has six children

Profession Soldier , Elder statesman
Working Experience 11th Head of State of Nigeria In office 9 June 1998 – 29 May 1999 , Chief of Defence Staff In office 1997–1998
Previous Appointments:

appointed commander of the 3rd Mechanized Brigade in Kano between 1969 and 1979. He also served as a Nigerian contingent to the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon between 1981 and 1982 after which he was promoted to colonel in August 1984. Later, he was appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division, Enugu, and became a member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC).
From Enugu, he was moved to Kaduna, as GOC of the strategic One Mechanized Division. On November 17, 1993, he was appointed chief of Defense staff, the position he held until his appointment as the Head of State June 1998– May 1999)

Native Authority Primary School in that city, the Provincial Secondary School in Bida, Technical Institute, Kaduna

Defence Service Medal (DSM) Defence Service Medal (Nigeria)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Forces Service Star (FSS) Forces Service Star (Nigeria)
General Service Medal (GSM) General Service Medal (Nigeria)
Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR)
Meritorious Service Star (MSS)
National Service Medal (NSM) National Service Medal (Nigeria)
Republic Medal (RM)
Rainbow/Push Coalition Peace Prize
Silver Jubilee Medal (SJM)

Star Award of Ghana.
International Gold Medal, of the Economic Community of West African States

Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, May 2002; Honorary Doctorate Degree (LL.D) in Law, Ahmadu Bello University, 2004,

Pass Staff College; Forces Service Stan Meritorious Service Star; Distinguished Service Star; Defence Service Medal; Republic Medal; National Service Medal; General Service Medal.

Squash, Jogging, Photography, Reading;

Minna, Niger State.

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