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Mohammed Inua Bawa
Administrator of Ekiti State

In office
7 October 1996 – August 1998
Succeeded by Atanda Yusuf
Administrator of Gombe State

In office
August 1998 – 29 May 1999
Preceded by Joseph Orji
Succeeded by Abubakar Habu Hashidu
Personal details
Born 6 April 1954(1954-04-06) (age 68)
Yauri, Kebbi State, Nigeria

Colonel (retired) Mohammed Inua Bawa was appointed the Administrator of Ekiti State, Nigeria during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. He was then appointed Administrator of Gombe State from August 1998 to May 1999, handing over to the elected civilian governor at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic.[1]

Bawa was born on 6 April 1944 in Yauri, Kebbi State. He studied at Government Colleges in Keffi and Bida, then attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria after which he studied at the University of Madras, India. Joining the army, he was commissioned as second lieutenant in 1976, full lieutenant in 1980, captain in 1985 and major in 1990.[2]

Bawa was appointed the Administrator of Ekiti State after it was formed in October 1996 from part of Ondo State. After the death of General Sani Abacha, his successor General Abdulsalami Abubakar transferred him the Gombe State during the transition to democracy that was completed in May 1999.[1] As administrator of Gombe State, he initiated joint border patrols with neighboring Chad and Niger to reduce cross border banditry.[3]

He ran unsuccessfully as candidate for Governor of Kebbi state on the Action Congress (AC) platform in the April 2007 elections.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  2. "In The News". Newswatch. 2003-03-31. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  3. "IRIN-WA Update 292 of Events in West Africa". UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa. 10 September 1998. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. Andrew Agbese (20 September 2007). "The Problem With the Reform Committee - Col. Bawa". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 

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