Biography Intro: Muhammad Adamu Aliero (born 1 January 1957) was governor of Kebbi State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He became Senator for Kebbi Central from June 5, 2007 till December 18, 2008.
NAME: Achonu Nneji
DATE OF BIRTH: 1 January 1957
PLACE OF BIRTH: Aliero Local Government Area of Kebbi State
MARRIED TO: Maimuna, Zainab and Aaliyah
EDUCATION: He then attended the Government Secondary School in Koko and graduated in 1976.
This was followed by admission into the School of Basic Studies at Ahmadu Bello University, where he enrolled in the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) certificate program. He began undergraduate studies in 1977 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree Political Science in 1980.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: In 1981, Aliero began his working career as an administrative officer at the College of Education in Sokoto and joined the Nigeria Customs and Excise Service in the same year. In 1997, he voluntarily resigned from the Customs and Excise Service and went into the private business sector, dealing in export and import trade.
His political career began in 1998 when, running on the platform of the now defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP), he contested and won a Senate seat representing the Kebbi Central constituency. The results of the election annulled soon after they were announced. Following the death of military dictator Sani Abacha and a brief period of transition, new elections were held. Aliero, now representing the All People’s Party (APP), contested and won the Kebbi State gubernatorial election. He was sworn in on 29 May 1999.
Aliero was re-elected in 2003 for a second four-year term and was one of only four incumbent ANPP (the APP was later renamed All Nigeria People’s Party due to a factional split) governors to maintain their positions.
Aliero left the ANPP and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in February 2007. He contested the April 2007 General Elections for the Senate and won under the banner of the PDP. He is currently the Member Representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He has been switching from one party to the other. For example, he re-decamped to PDP after spending about a year in CPC in early 2012.. He later moved from PDP to APC in 2014. He and his some of his close associates since 1999, like Sani Zauro, who was also former State Chairman of defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Board of Trustees (BoT) in Kebbi State also quit PDP for APC.