Late General Murtala Ramat Muhammed was born in the ancient city of Kano, Nigeria on 8 November 1938. He zealously pursued his academics and showed a strong sense of value for discipline, responsibility and teamwork. Thereafter, General Muhammed, a graduate of the prestigious Sandhurst Academy in the UK enlisted into the Nigerian Army and is today still celebrated as a legendary visionary, eminent soldier and a great patriot. His dedication to his country and his people is still celebrated and recognized today, both in Nigeria and internationally. On top of his professional success and international recognition General Muhammed was and is beloved husband and a father. His legacy of professionalism, dedication, honor and hard work lives on in his works and through his children and many grandchildren.
With over 19 years experience of implementing development projects in Nigeria, we have been long recognized as a pioneer of democracy, policy advocacy, education, human rights, women empowerment, disaster relief and betterment of the lives of Africans.
Leadership & Governance
Creating a platform for its core issues and providing a voice for Nigeria’s people. MMF has demonstrated national leadership and innovation to develop a structured and integrated approach to key issues both locally and internationally
Murtala Muhammed Foundation pays particular attention to initiatives that build and strengthen social capital, considering their impacts on the development of both smaller and greater communities of citizens.
Education is a human right. And, like every other human rights, it cannot be taken for granted. Apart from education being a human right, it is also a major panacea to sustainable in any country. Education is under major threat in Nigeria. Across the country, over 13 million children and 35 million adolescents are out of school. More than 20 million children do not complete primary education.
The social and economic instability in the world cannot explain in terms of going to scale without also factoring in the low level of women’s participation in governance, leadership and empowerment opportunities, arising from inequality, discrimination, cultural stereotyping and structural barriers.