The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is known to be the head of state, head of the national executive of Nigeria, Commander-in-chief- of the Nigerian Armed Forced. On 29 May 2015,President Muhammmadu Buhari was sworn in as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and 15th head of state after being declared of the winner of the election. He is a devoted Muslim.
Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Adamu and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.
He attended primary school in Daura and Mai’adua before proceeding to Katsina Model School in 1953, and to Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government College Katsina) from 1956 to 1961.
He was Preceded by Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonatan. click here to view all the list of former presidents in Nigeria.