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Alwali Jauji Kazir
Governor of Kwara State

In office
December 1989 – January 1992
Preceded by Ibrahim Alkali
Succeeded by Shaaba Lafiaji
General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army

In office
December 1993 – August 1994
Preceded by Chris Alli
Succeeded by Ahmed Abdullahi
Chief of Army Staff

In office
August 1994 – March 1996
Preceded by Chris Alli
Succeeded by Ishaya R. Bamaiyi
Personal details
Born 2 August 1947(1947-08-02) (age 75)
Yobe State, Nigeria
Alma mater Barewa College Nigeria Defence Academy
Military service
Allegiance  Nigeria
Service/branch Flag of the Nigerian Army Headquarters.svg Nigerian Army
Years of service 1967-1996
Rank Major General

Alwali Jauji Kazir (born August 2, 1947) is a retired Nigerian army major general who was military governor of Kwara State, Nigeria from December 1989 to January 1992 during the military regime of Major General Ibrahim Babangida.And then Chief of Army Staff from August 1994 to March 1996 during General Sani Abacha’s regime.

Early life

Kazir was born in Kazir Village, Jakusko L.G.A in present-day Yobe State. He attended Amshi Primary School between 1955 and 1957 and Gashua Central Primary School in 1958.

Military career

As a brigadier general, he was the director of army faculty at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in 1992. After the sudden dismissal of Major General Chris Alli as the Chief of Army Staff, Alwali Kazir then the GOC 1 Division was promoted major general and made Chief of Army Staff serving from August 1994 to March 1996 during the regime of General Sani Abacha. Alwali Kazir retired in 1996.

Later career

After retirement, he was installed as Madakin Bade by the Emir of Bade Alhaji Abubakar Umar Suleiman in April 2009.


Alwali Kazir was married to Late Aisha Larai Bukar with whom he has one child Muhammad, and Hajara with whom he has 6 children namely: Halima, Abdulazeez, Ibrahim, Musa, Mubarak and Maryam, and 10 grandchildren: Alwali (Najeeb), Aisha, Hajara (Nabila), Maryam, Amina, Muhammed, Abubakar, Hajara (Deena), Ayman and Halimatu Sa’diyyah.


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