NASKO, Maj-Gen Muhammadu Gado

psc, mni, business, soldier, born June 20, 1941, Nasko, Niger State; married Fatima Tandara 1969, three sons, three daughters; Education: Native Authority Junior Primary School, Ibcto, 1947-54, Kontagora Senior Primary School. 1955-56, Provincial Secondary School, Bida, 1957-62, Nigerian Military Training College. Kaduna, 1962-63, MONS Officer Cadet School of Artillery, Larkhill. UK, 1963-64, US School of Artillery, Fortsill, Oklahoma. USA. 1965, Staff Gunnery Course, Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill,' UK, 1972-73, Command and Staff College, Jaji, January-July 1977, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, 1980; enlisted in the Nigerian Army, 1962; served as Troop Commander and Battery Captain; Battery commander, 1967; Commandant, School of Artillery, NA, 1969; Commander, Artillery Regiment, NA, 1969; Commander, 2 Artillery Brigade, NA, 1975; Military Secretary, NA, 1976; appointed Military Administrator, Sokoto State, 1978-79; Commanding Officer, 1 Artillery Division, NA, 1979; rose to the rank of Brigadier, 1980; appointed Commander, Army Corps or Artillery, NA, 1980-85; member, defunct Supreme Military Council (SMC), 1984-85; promoted Major-General, 1984; member. Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC), 1985-89; appointed Minister of Trade, 1985-86; Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Rural Development, 1986-February 1989; Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, since March 1989; Passed Staff College (PSC), 1977; member, National Institute (mni), 1980; Hobbies: farm ing, hunting, swimming; Official Address: Federal Capital Territory, PMB 24, Abuja; Telephone: (09) 2341295; Home: Minister's Residence, Gwarinpa District, Life Camp, Abuja.
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