Abdulsalami Abubakar is a retired Nigerian Army General who was born June 13, 1942. Abdusalami Abubakar was Military Head of State from 9 June 1998 until 29 May 1999. He succeeded Sani Abacha upon Abacha’s death. It was during Abubakar’s leadership that Nigeria adopted a modified version of the 1979 constitution, which provided for multiparty elections. Abubakar transferred power to president-elect Olusegun Obasanjo on 29 May 1999.
Abudulsalami Abubakar is married to Fati and they have six children together.
|Minna Native Authority Primary school||Primary School certificate||1950 – 1956|
|Government college, Bida, Niger state||High school Cert||1957 to 1962|
|Kaduna Technical College||1963|
|Nigerian Air force||Officer cadet||1963-1966|
|Nigerian Army||Officer cadet – the army chief of plan and policy, Defence Headquarters.||1966 – 1993|
From 1993-1998, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Sani Abacha appointed Abubakar as the Chief of Defence Staff, Defence Headquarters.
- Upon Abacha’s death on 8 June 1998, Abdulsalami Abubakar took power as the military president of Nigeria and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces on 9 June 1998.In May 1999 General Abubakar, handed over power to the newly elected civilian president, Olusegun Obasanjo and retired from the army.