Government College, formerly Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, 1961.
Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) in 1961
The Platoon Commanders’ Course at the Nigerian Military Training College, Kaduna, 1963
The Mechanical Transport Officer’s Course at the Army Mechanical Transport School in Borden, United Kingdom, 1964.
Defence Services’ Staff College, Wellington, India, 1973
United States Army War College, June 1979 – June 1980.
Governor of the North-Eastern State, to oversee social, economic and political improvements , 1975.
Buhari as the Federal Commissioner (position now called Minister) for Petroleum and Natural Resources, 1976.
Chairman, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,1976-1978.
He was selected by middle and high-ranking military officers to lead the country together with Major- General Tunde Idiagbon in 1983.
Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), 1995-1998.
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2015 till date.
He also served in various capacities in the Nigerian Military.
Congo Medal (CM)
Defence Service Medal (DSM)
General Service Medal (GSM)
Global Seal of Integrity (GSOI)
Gran Collar De La Orden De La Independencia translated as Grand Collar of the Order of the Independence Equatorial Guinea, 2016.
Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR)
Loyal Service and Good Conduct Medal (LSGCM)
National Service Medal (NSM)