|Datti Sadiq Abubakar|
|Military Governor of Anambra State|
July 1978 – October 1979
|Preceded by||John Atom Kpera|
|Succeeded by||Jim Nwobodo|
|Born|| 30 March 1939|
|Died||25 February 2005(age 14)|
He was a graduate of Rumfa College, Kano. In July 1966 Lieutenant Datti Abubakar, Recce, was at the Abeokuta Garrison when most of the Igbo officers were killed, playing an active role in the coup that overthrew Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi.
Abubakar was appointed Military Governor of Anambra State in July 1978, holding the position until October 1979. He placed the schools firmly under his control through a supervisory commission with broad powers over policy and staffing. Following major religious riots in Kano State in 1980, he was a member of the Kano Disturbances Tribunal of Inquiry to investigate causes and make recommendations.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Nigeria_federal_states.htm. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
- ↑ Musa Umar Kazaure (June 18, 2003). "Rumfa college Kano: School under royal eyes". Daily Trust. http://news.biafranigeriaworld.com/archive/2003/jun/18/0179.html. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
- ↑ Nowa Omoigui. "Operation Aure (2): Planning to Overthrow General Ironsi". Gamji. http://www.gamji.com/nowa/nowa26.htm. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
- ↑ "Staff Discipline in the Anambra State Education Commission: A Review of Nsukka Education Zone from 1980 - 1988". University of Nigeria. September, 1990. http://www.unn.edu.ng/home/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=18473&Itemid=306. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
- ↑ Toyin Falola (1998). Violence in Nigeria: the crisis of religious politics and secular ideologies. University Rochester Press. p. 159. ISBN 1-58046-018-6.
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