Galadima Maikiyari was the Bornu North West representative in the House of Parliament during the pre-liberation period.. He was a graduate of Yerwa Middle School (1928) and Katsina Higher College, (1933) and then worked for the Nguru and Bornu Native Authorities starting in the 1940s and 1950s.
He was district head for Nguru and was also a councilor, he later held the title of Galadiman Bornu. In 1959, he was elected into the House of Representatives and was re-elected in 1959.
1959 Bornu North West parliamentary election
- Maikiyari NPC - 19,104
- Sanni Jalaba NEPU - 3,157
- Usman Yahaya AG - 928