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Husaini Abdullahi
Governor of Bendel State

In office
March 1976 – July 1978
Preceded by George Agbazika Innih
Succeeded by Abubakar Waziri
Personal details
Born 3 March 1939(1939-03-03) (age 82)
Nationality Nigerian
Spouse(s) Doma LGA, Nasarawa State of Nigeria

Vice-Admiral (retired) Husaini Abdullahi (born 3 March 1939) was the Military Governor of Bendel State, Nigeria from March 1976 to July 1978 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.[1]

Husaini Abdullahi was born on 3 March 1939 in Doma Local Government now in Nasarawa State of Nigeria. As a Lieutenant Commander, Abdullahi was in charge of troop landings from NNS Lokoja during the capture of Bonny Island in July 1967, during the Nigerian Civil War.[2] On 30 July 1975, the new Head of State Brigadier Murtala Muhammed announced that Captain Abdullahi had been appointed to the Supreme Military Council.[3] General Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Commodore Abdullahi Military Governor of Bendel State from March 1976 to July 1978.[1]

After retiring from the navy as a Vice-Admiral, Abdullahi became Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Inland Bank Nigeria.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nigeria States". WorldStatesmen. http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Nigeria_federal_states.htm. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  2. Nowa Omoigui. "Barracks: The History Behind Those Names - Part 5". Dawodu. http://www.dawodu.com/barrack4.htm. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  3. Max Siollun (2009). Oil, politics and violence: Nigeria's military coup culture (1966-1976). Algora Publishing. p. 234. ISBN 0-87586-708-1. 
  4. "Governor Adamu receives Inland Bank directors". Nasarawa State. 3 December 2001. http://www.nasarawastate.org/news/inland_bank.htm. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 

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