Maina Waziri

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Maina Waziri was a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives during the Nigerian first republic. He later went on to carve a prominent career in Borno State politics, serving as a commissioner for Local Government and later Health in the administration of Mohammed Goni. In 1983, he was elected senator to represent a Borno state constituency.


Waziri was born in Potiskum to the Emir of Fika, Muhammadu. Waziri finished primary school from the Potiskum Elementary School in 1936 and then attended the Maiduguri Middle School from 1936-1941. He went on to study at the Borno Agric Training School in 1941 and the Clerical Training College in 1951. He started work in the Fika Native Authority as an agricultural overseer and later a councilor. In the 1940s, he joined the Nigerian Youth Movement.

Waziri was elected to the Federal House of Representatives in 1956 and was re-elected in 1959. He served as a parliamentary secretary in the cabinet office as a member of the house. In 1976, he was elected councilor for Fika Local Government and then joined the GNPP as a founding member in 1978. He worked as a farmer and served on the board of Borno State Scholarship and Public Accounts Committee, and the Chad Basin Development Authority after the end of the first republic.

Electoral history

1959 Potiskum parliamentary election

  • Maina Waziri NPC - 12,204
  • Lamin Sanusi NEPU - 7,497
  • Samari Usman AG - 495


  • Ralph Uwechue. Africa Who's Who. p 1812