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Luke Chijiuba Ochulor
Military Administrator of Delta State

In office
28 August 1991 – 2 January 1992
Preceded by John Ewerekumoh Yeri
(Bendel State)
Succeeded by Felix Ibru

Air Commodore (retired) Luke Chijiuba Ochulor served as the first Military Administrator of Delta State, Nigeria, appointed in August 1991 after the state was formed from part of Bendel State during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. He handed over to the elected civilian governor Felix Ibru in January 1992 at the start of the Nigerian Third Republic.[1][2]

Ochulor is Igbo in origin. He was born in Okpofe Ezinihitte Local Government Area, in Mbaise Imo State Nigeria. As state governor, he was tasked with establishing administrative structures for the new state while preparing for elections and transfer to civilian rule. He created the Delta State University from the Abraka campus of the Bendel State University, and set up a commission to determine if the new university should be moved to Anwai, Asaba, a decision that could cause ethnic unrest.[3]

In July 2003 Ochulor called for leaders of the Ijaw, Itsekiri and Urhobo ethnic groups in Delta State to work together to create peace in the troubled Warri region.[4] As a member of the Imeobi (inner caucus) of the Imo State Council of Elders, in 2009 he denied rumors that the State governor, Ikedi Ohakim was paying off to the elders to prevent criticism.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Nigeria States". WorldStatesmen. http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Nigeria_federal_states.htm. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  2. "BRIEF ON DELTA STATE". Delta State Government. http://www.deltastate.gov.ng/aboutus.htm. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  3. BEN ETAGHENE (February 8, 2006). "As Deltans celebrated". Daily Champion. http://odili.net/news/source/2006/feb/8/509.html. Retrieved 2010-05-28. [dead link]
  4. Tony Edike (July 13, 2004). "There Won't Be Peace in Warri Until..., Ex-Delta Gov Warns.". Vanguard. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. https://archive.is/PtB27. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  5. Tony Adibe (31 October 2009). "Ohakim Doesn't Share Money to Imo Elders -Ochulor". Daily Champion. http://allafrica.com/stories/200911021114.html. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 

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