News reaching KATSINA POST now has it that a popular politician Ambassador Magaji Muhammed dies at his home this night.
Magaji Muhammed was born on 31st December 1940 and he headed the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs until the June 2006 cabinet reshuffle, when he was replaced by Oluyemi Adeniji. He is also a former Minister of Industries all under former President Obasanjo.
According to Wikipedia Magaji Muhammed was born on 31 December 1940 in Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he earned a BA Degree in Administration. From 1965 to 1975, he was district Officer in-charge of Idoma, Wukari and Tiv Division of defunct Northern Nigeria, and Principal Assistant Secretary, Military Governor’s Office, Kaduna. He also served as Administrator, Kaduna Capital Territory. In 1975, he was appointed Permanent Secretary. He joined the Federal Civil Service in 1980 and was Director Project Implementation, Federal Ministry of Industries and Director, Commercial and Industrial Incentives, Federal Ministry of Trade and Industries.
Alhaji Muhammed was Nigeria’s Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2000-2003. He was appointed Minister of Industry by President Olusegun Obasanjoin June 2003.
More checks made by KATSINA POST revealed that he is also an uncle to Katsina former Governor Barrister Ibrahim Shehu Shema and also his political mentor.