Brigadier General Mansur Muhammed Dan Ali (retired) was born on August 25, 1959 in Birnin Magaji, Zamfara State. He attended Birnin Magaji Primary School and Government Secondary School, Shinkafi Zamfara State.
He obtained Higher National Diploma in Photogrammetry and Surveying from the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna in 1982.
Brigadier General Dan-Ali (retired) undertook various military courses at the Nigeria Defence Academy, and was awarded Short Service Course (SSC 25) NDA in 1984. He proceeded to Bayero University, Kano and obtained a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) in 2009. He also holds a Masters Degree in Security Studies from the Bangladesh University of Professionals. After his commissioning as a Lieutenant, he served in different capacities as Battery Captain, Adjutant and Battery Commander. He has been decorated with several medals which include Forces Meritorious and Distinguished Service Stars, Pa$$ Services Course (Dagger) Field Command Medals among others.
Brigadier General Mansur Muhammed Dan Ali (retired) is here presented to take his oath of office as a member of the Federal Executive Council representing Zamfara State.