GARBA, Colonel Idris

soldier, born July 6, 1947, Gulu-Lapai, Niger State; married Fatima Bose 1969, two sons, three daughters; Educa tion: Gulu-Lapia Primary School, 1954-62; Nigerian Military School, Zaria, 1963-67; Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, 1968; Command and Staff College, Jaji, 1978-79; Bat tery Commander, 1969-72; Chief Instructor, School of Artillery, Kaduna, 1973-75; Regiment Commander, 1976-82; Company Commander, United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), 1980; Deputy Defence Ad viser, Nigerian Embassy, Moscow, USSR, 1983-86; Commander, Short Service Wing, NDA, Kaduna, 1986-87; appointed Military Governor, Benue State, December 1987-88; Military Governor, Kano State, since July 1988 Passed Staff College (PSC), 1979; National Decorations: Defence Medals, Forces Service Star (FSS); Foreign Decorations: United Na tions Peace-Keeping Medal; Hobbies: squash, swimming, reading; Official and Home Ad dress: Government House, PMB 3080, Kano, Kano State; Telephone: (064) 600380.
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