Colonel (later Brigadier General) Ahmed Muhammad Daku was appointed Governor of Kano State in Nigeria on 27 August 1985 at the start of the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, and was transferred to become Governor of Sokoto State from December 1987 to August 1990.
Ahmed Muhammad Daku was born in Katsina. After joining the army, he rose through the ranks, becoming commanding officer, Medium Regiment, Nigerian Army, Jos in 1982, and being appointed directing staff (senior division) Command and Staff College, Jaji (1982–85). He was promoted to brigade commander, 31 Field Artillery Brigade, Abeokuta in 1985.
Lt. Colonel Ahmed Daku played a supportive role in the coup of August 27, 1985, when Major General Ibrahim Babangida took control from Major General Muhammadu Buhari. Ahmed Muhammad Daku was appointed Governor of Kano State in Nigeria on 27 August 1985, and was transferred to become Governor of Sokoto State from December 1987 to August 1990. He later became commander of 3rd Armoured Division, being replaced in September 1993 during the intrigues that brought General Sani Abacha to power.
In 2002 he headed the Directorate of Pilgrims Affairs. He was said to be an upright and forthright man. He was a contender for the Governorship of Katsina State in 2003. In August 2009, Brigadier General Ahmed Daku said there was a lack of discipline in the country, and described education as the only solution to restore Nigeria's lost glory.