Wing Commander Maigari Umar Aliyu was born on 25 November 1969 at Sabongari, Kauranamoda. He hails from Kauranamoda local government area (LGA) of Zamfara State. He was enlisted into the Nigerian Air force (NAF) as a member of Direct Short Service Course (DSSC 12) on 15 March 2001 and was commissioned flying officer on 17 November 2001. He was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander on 17 May 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language with Second Class Upper Division from the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto and Masters in International Affairs and Defence Studies (MIADS) from the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy in 2012. He has Post-graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the National Open University in 2006.
He is happily married and blessed with 4 children: 2 boys and 2 girls.
The snr offr attended the following institutions:
The snr offr has attended the following military courses, among several others:
|2001-2003||Sqn Comd, Air Force Military School Jos|
|2003-2004||Admin Offr, General Academic School, 320 TTG now AFIT|
|2005-2007||Base Education Offr, 79, now 105 CG Maiduguri|
|2007-2010||Admin Offr, Air Force Military School, Jos|
|2010-2012||Base Education Offr, NAF Base, Shasha|
|2013-2014||Base Education Offr, NAF Base, Makurdi|
|2014-2015||Instructor/Staff Offr II Coord, NDA Kaduna|
|2014-2016||Staff Offr grade I Conference, HQ NAF COPP|
|2016-2017||Staff Officer grade I Coord, HQ NAF, CAS Office|
|2017-Till date||Comdt, AFMS Jos|
|Wg Cdr MU Aliyu loves reading, travelling, swimming, observing nature and playing volleyball, tennis and hockey.|