SAMI, HRH (Major-General) Mohammed Sani (rtd.)

traditional ruler, soldier, administrator; b: October 24, 1943; ht: Zuru; so: Sokoto; m: Fatima Tobi, 1968;nc: two s, one d; ed: Junior Primary School, Zuru, 1950-53; Senior Primary School, Kontagura, 1954-56; Government College, Bida, 1957-62; Nigerian Military training College, 1962-63; Command and Staff College, 1977; International Defence Management Course, California, USA, 1978-79; National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, 1983. cr: Joined Nigerian Armed Forces, 1962; commissioned Second Lieutenant, 1963; Platoon Commander, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Kawo, Kaduna, 1963- 66; served in Tanzania 1964; detachment Commander-in-Charge of Security, Kainji Dam Construction, 1966; detachment Commanderin- Charge of Mining Operations, Bukuru, Jos, 1967; Platoon Commander, Company Commander and later Battalion Commander, 1967-70; Brigade Major, 32 Infantry Brigade, Jos 1970-71; Commandant, 1 Infantry Division Training School, Kaduna, 1971; Commander, 2 Infantry Brigade, Nsukka, 1972; Commander, 2 Infantry Brigade, Abakaliki, 1973; Commanding Officer/Commander, Brigade of Guards, Dodan Barracks, Lagos, 1974-76; Commander, 31 Infantry Brigade, Makurdi, 1976-77; Colonel General Staff, Headquarters, 1 Infantry Division, Kaduna, 1977-79; Commander, 33 Infantry Brigade, Maiduguri, 1980-81; Commander, 13 Airpotable Brigade, Calabar, 1981, Commander, Nigeria/Cameroon Border Operations, 1981; Chief of Staff, UN Interim Force in the Lebanon, 1981-82; dir. Infantry, Army Headquarters, Lagos, 1982-84; Military gov. Bauchi State, 1984-85; Officer, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, 1985- 87; former Commanding Officer of 82nd Division; appointed General Officer Commanding Mechanised Division, November 1988; Emir of Zuru, Kebbi State, since 1995; mm: National Institute, 1983.nh:Forces Service Star; Defence Service Medal; National Service Medal; Nigeria Crisis Medal; Federal Republic Medal, fh: UNIFIL Medal, hob: reading, writing, swimming, gardening, walking, res: Emir of Zuru Palace, Zuru Emirate Council, Kebbi State. School, Molusi College, Ijebu-Igbo, University of Lagos; cr: Insurance Officer, Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Company Ltd; Stints in various other outfits, till 1981; md/ceo. Sammy-Sun Insurance Con sultants, 1981; c-ch. Prestige Insurance Brokers Ltd, sincel988; prcsd./Sponsor, Soyewo Foundation till date; f. Nigerian Corporation of Insurance Brokers; mm: Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria; Chartered Insurance Institute of London; Nigerian Institute of Man agement; Institute of Director; sc: Lions Club; Reliable Club; Club 1 of Nigeria; award: Distinguished Alumnus, University of Lagos, 1995; International Lion's President Award for Outstanding Leadership; res: Adan-Bride Royal Family, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State.
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