A former governor of Borno State during the Second Republic, between 1979 to 1983, Mohammed Goni is dead.
Governor Goni reportedly died in Maiduguri after a brief illness Wednesday night at a private hospital.
Unofficial sources disclosed his death in social media though the state government is yet to issue an official statement.
Mohammed Goni was born in 1942 in Kareto, Mobbar Local Government Area, Borno State.
He attended Maiduguri Middle School (1953–55), Borno Provincial Secondary School (1956–61), Provincial Secondary School, Kano (1962–63).
He later attended the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1964–87), where he gained a BA (Administration), and specialised in international affairs.
In 1977, he transferred to the Nigerian National Supply Company.
In April 1979, Mohammed Goni resigned from the National Supply Company and entered politics.
He was elected as the first civilian governor of the former Borno State, on the platform of the Great Nigeria Peoples Party (GNPP).
He was governor from October 1979 to September 1983 when the then military junta of the Major General Muhammadu Buhari struck via a coup d’etat and sacked the then democratic regime headed by President Shehu Shagari.
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