Aminu Bashir Wali

Aminu Bashir Wali (born August 3, 1941) was Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2015.

Aminu Bashir Wali
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
Preceded byViola Onwuliri
Succeeded byGeoffrey Onyeama[1]
Personal details
Born (1941-08-03) August 3, 1941 (age 80)
Alma materNorth-Western Polytechnic, London
Provincial Secondary School, Kano

Early life and educationEdit

Wali was born in Kano in 1941. His education included training at the School of Arabic Studies in Kano and he graduated in 1967 with a degree in Business Administration from the North-Western Polytechnic in London.[2]


From 2004, he was Nigeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He then became the Ambassador of Nigeria to the People's Republic of China.

Wali was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Goodluck Jonathan's administration. Trips abroad included one to Turkey, following an invitation from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.[3] In October 2014, Wali received the Foreign Ministers of Germany and France, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Laurent Fabius, to discuss the Boko Haram kidnappings and measures to combat the outbreak of Ebola.


1, Abubakar Bashir Wali

2, Mahe Bashir Wali

3, Umar Bashir Wali

4, Mustapha Bashir Wali

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  2. ^ Biographical Notes, UNVienna, Retrieved 10 February 2016
  3. ^ No: 6, 07 January 2015, Press Release Regarding the Visit of H.E. Aminu Bashir Wali, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Archived 2016-02-16 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 10 February 2016