AIR VICE MARSHAL MU’AZU was born on 6th September, 1957 at Gombe, Gombe State. He had his early education in Gombe, Kaduna and Maiduguri between 1964 -1975.
He joined the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as a Potential Pilot in June 1976 and was commissioned Pilot Officer into Air Traffic Control (ATC) Specialty in 1979. He rose steadily and progressively to the lofty professional rank of Air Vice Marshal (AVM) in 2007. He voluntarily retired from NAF in 2013.
AVM Mu’azu (Rtd) is a fully qualified ATC (Approach Radar Control) officer, holding both Civil and Military Licenses with ratings in Aerodrome, Approach Control and Approach Radar Control Positions. He was deployed to purely Ai Traffic Control duties for 12 years (1979 -1991) at Murtala Mohammed International Airport and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
- Military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy from June – December 1979.
- Junior Command and staff course at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji – 1988, graduating with a B grade and an award.
- Senior Command and staff course at Ghana Armed Forces Staff College (GAFSC) Teshie, Accra 1991 – 1992, finishing well above average with a srong recommendation for appointment as Directing Staff.
- Attended National War College (NEC) Course 12 at the then National War College (NWC) now National Defence College (NDC), Abuja from 2003 – 2004. Graduated again, with a strong recommendation to return to the College as a Directing Staff.
HIGHEST ACADEMIC EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
- Msc Strategic Studies – University of Ibadan 2004 -2005.
NOTABLE POSTINGS AND APPOINTMENTS
He served various Command and Staff appointments within the NAF and in Tri-service establishments. Notable among these appointments are:-
- Directing Staff (Dept of Air Warfare) –AFCSC Jaji 1992 – 1995
- Military Airport Commandant, Kano – 1996 – 1998
- Coordinating with other agencies and ensuring National and Aviation security at the Airport.
- Military Assistant to Chief of Defence Staff 1998 -1999
- Chief Instructor – AFCSC Jaji 2000 -2003
- Commander NAF Base Makurdi 2004 -2006
- Commander NAF Base Kaduna 2006 -2007
- Director Recruitment HQ NAF 2007
- Director Production (Defence Headquarters) 2007 -2008
- Air Officer Inspection (in charge of Standards Evaluation and Safety) – HQ NAF 2008 – 2010.
- Commandant AFCSC, Jaji 2010 – 2012
ADHOC NATIONAL ASSIGNMENT
- Member, Special Military Tribunal, Jos. 1997
HONOURS AND AWARDS
- Officer of Order of the Niger, OON
- Distinguished Service Star (DSS)
- Passed Staff Course Dagger (psc(+)).
- Fellow of the War College (fwc)
Married with children and grandchildren
- Poultry Farming and Long-range Driving