This is a comprehensive  list of  Governors and Administrator of Kwara. Kwara, Nigeria was formed on 27 May 1967 when the Northern region was split into Benue-Plateau, Kano, Kwara, West Central, North-Eastern and North-Western states.

ALHAJI ADAMU ATTA (October 18, 1927 – May 1, 2014) was the first civilian governor of the Nigerian Kwara State during the Second Republic, representing the National Party of Nigeria (NPN).


In office 1979–1983 Preceded by Sunday Ifere Succeeded by Cornelius Adebayo


Born October 18, 1927, Okene, Kwara State, Nigeria

Died May 1, 2014 (aged 86) Abuja, Nigeria


SPOUSE(s): Mrs Rose Atta

RELATIONS: The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland HRM Ado Ibrahim

CHILDREN;Abdulazeez Adamu Atta


Adamu Atta Residence, Adamu Atta road, Kuroko, Adavi LGA, Kogi State

OCCUPATION: Civil Servant cum Politician

Profession: Law


 Adamu Atta was an indigene of Ebira land, in present Kogi State. Born in Okene in 1927, he was son of warrant chief Ibrahima Atta, whom the British granted wide powers under the Native Authority system, which undermined the traditional process for selection of a leader in the community.

He became the first civilian governor of the state, representing the National Party of Nigeria (NPN), although he came from a minority ethnic group. In January 1967, he was permanent secretary for the federal Ministry of Finance, and was in discussions with the Soviet Union over possible development loans.

CORNELIUS OLATUNJI ADEBAYO is a former Senator of Nigeria, who became a state governor, and later was head of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communications.


In office 1983–1983

Preceded by Adamu Atta

Succeeded by Salaudeen Latinwo


In office July 2003 – August 2006

Preceded by Haliru Mohammed Bello

Succeeded by Obafemi Anibaba


Born 24 February 1941 (age 79)

Oke-Onigbin, Kwara State

PROFESSION: Teacher, Politician


Cornelius Olatunji Adebayo was born on February 24, 1941 in Igbaja in Kwara State. He was educated at all Saints Anglican School, Oke-Onigbin, Provincial Secondary School, Ilorin and then at Barewa College, Zaria from 1962-1963. He studied at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1964–1967), and then at the University of Ghana, Legon (1967–1969). He became a lecturer at the University of Ife in 1969, and in 1973 was appointed head of the English Department at Kwara State College of Technology. Between 1975 and 1978 he was Commissioner for Education and later Commissioner for Information and Economic Development in Kwara State.


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When the reforms instituted by the military ruler Lt. Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo led to democratic elections for the second republic in 1979, Adebayo was elected as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria running for the Unity Party of Nigeria. In 1983 he was elected governor of Kwara state, but lost the position on December 31, 1983 when the military overthrow led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari took control.

In 1993 Adebayo was offered a ministerial office by the military regime of General Sani Abacha, but turned it down. After a May 31, 1995 bomb explosion in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, the police arrested and interrogated Adebayo and other members of the National Democratic Coalition, a group that called for the return of democracy during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. In 1996, after finding he was scheduled to be arrested again, he fled the country in disguise for a brief exile in Canada.


In 2007, a Munich Court found Siemens AG guilty of misconduct and unethical contract dealings by allegedly offering bribes to Cornelius Adebayo and others to secure contracts for telecommunications equipment. According to court papers, former ministers Bello Mohammed, Tajudeen Olarenwaju, Cornelius Adebayo and Alhaji Elewi were paid over $17 million as bribes to secure contracts. In November 2007 President Umaru Yar’Adua ordered security agencies to investigate and prosecute the named officials. The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) invited Adebayo for questioning related to involvement in the Siemens bribe scandal during his spell as communication minister.

Alhaji SHA’ABA LAFIAGI was elected governor of Kwara State in January 1992 on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform, and was removed from office by the administration of General Sani Abacha in November 1993. As governor he initiated construction of new headquarters for the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation, but they were not opened until 2002, and in 2010 were slated for demolition.


In office 1 January 1992 – November 1993

Preceded by Alwali Kazir and Succeeded by Mustapha Ismail


In office 7 June 2011 – 14 March 2019

Preceded by Ahmed Mohammed Inuwa

Succeeded by Umar Suleiman Sadiq


Political party – People’s Democratic Party


He was a protégé of Olusola Saraki, Senate Leader during the Nigerian Second Republic, who helped him become elected governor in December 1991. He was a member of the Committee for National Consensus (CNC) together with Olusola Saraki later he fell out with Saraki when it became apparent Saraki was backing Mohammed Lawal for Kwara governor in 1999. However, he remained a power in Kwara State politics.

Lafiagi became a member of the board of trustees of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In February 2009 he was appointed chairman of the National Sugar Development Council, a parastatal. He led the planning committee for the 20 April 2009 Special National Convention of the PDP, recommending a budget of N400 million. Given the economic climate, President Umaru Yar’Adua slashed the budget to N100 million.

In April 2011, he was elected a senator representing Kwara north senatorial district.

Rear Admiral (rtd) MOHAMMED ALABI  December 1987 and August 1990 during the military administration of General Ibrahim Babangida. He was one of the pioneers of the Nigeria Navy Secondary School Abeokuta.The then Navy Captain Mohammed Lawal, invited the Nigerian Navy to consider a location of the defunct St Leo’s Teachers’ Training College at Ibara Abeokuta on a hilly Onikolobo site. This premises had been abandoned and merely serve as a route to the Catholic Compound and was also used for administering a newly conceived secondary school in that name. The Nigerian Navy considered the site and found it suitable. After the return to democracy in 1999 he was elected governor of Kwara State, holding office from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003.


In office December 1987 – August 1990

Preceded by Raji Alagbe Rasaki

Succeeded by Oladeinde Joseph


In office 29 May 1999 – 29 May 2003

Preceded by Rasheed Shekoni

Succeeded by Bukola Saraki


Born 24 January 1946 Ilorin

Died 15 November 2006

Nationality: Nigerian


Allegiance:  Nigeria

Branch/service: Badge of the Nigerian Navy.svg Nigerian Navy

RANK: Rear Admiral

In the April 1999 elections, Lawal was elected governor of Kwara State under the umbrella of the All Peoples Party (APP). He was said to be a protégé of Senator Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. Saraki later moved to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Lawal initiated a N250 million libel action against a paper The People’s Advocate based in Ilorin, published by Abdulkareem Adisa but later withdrew the suit after the two men were reconciled.

In the 2003 elections, he ran for reelection but lose as his previous supporter Abubakar Saraki backed his son Bukola Saraki as candidate for governor of Kwara state and his daughter Gbemisola R. Saraki as senator for Kwara State Central, both of whom were elected.

In October 2006, it was reported that Nuhu Ribadu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was investigating Lawal for alleged diversion of funds.

Lawal died in a London hospital after a brief illness in November 2006.

Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, CON (born 19 December 1962) is a Nigerian politician who was the President of the Nigerian Senate from 2015 to 2019 and head of the 8th Nigeria National Assembly. He was previously the Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011; and was elected to the Senate in 2011, under the platform of the PDP, representing the Kwara central senatorial district, and then re-elected in the 2015 general elections under the platform of the APC.


In office 9 June 2015 – 11 June 2019

DEPUTY: Ike Ekweremadu

Preceded by David Mark – Succeeded by Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan


In office 29 May 2011 – 11 June 2019

Preceded by Gbemisola Saraki

Succeeded by Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe

CONSTITUENCY: Kwara (central)


In office 29 May 2003 – 29 May 2011

Preceded by Mohammed Alabi Lawal

Succeeded by Abdulfatah Ahmed


Born Olubukola Abubakar Saraki

19 December 1962 (age 57) London, United Kingdom



People’s Democratic Party (2000–2014; 2018–present)


AFFILIATIONS: All Progressives Congress (2014–2018)

SPOUSE(s): Toyin Saraki

PARENTS: Olusola Saraki

ALMA MATER: London Hospital Medical College

PROFESSION: Physician and Politician

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He left the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) and returned back to his former party People’s Democratic Party (PDP) becoming an opposition leader, on 31 July 2018. Saraki declared his candidacy for the party’s presidential ticket in the 2019 election,  but lost to Atiku Abubakar. He was subsequently announced as the director general of Atiku’s presidential campaign.



Olubukola Abubakar Saraki was born on 19 December 1962 in London[4] to the family of Olusola Saraki, who was a veteran Second Republic politician and senate leader, and his mother Florence Morenike Saraki.

Saraki was educated at King’s College, Lagos, where he graduated in 1978. Saraki then proceeded to Cheltenham College in the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1981. He then proceeded to London Hospital Medical College of the University of London from 1982 to 1987, where he received a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.


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Saraki worked as a medical officer at Rush Green Hospital, Essex, from 1988 to 1989. He was a director of Société Générale Bank (Nig) Ltd from 1990 to 2000. In 2000, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Saraki as Special Assistant to the President on Budget, where he was responsible for the formulation and implementation of several key economic policies for Nigeria.


In 2003, Bukola Saraki ran for the office of governor of Kwara State on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and won against the then governor, Late Muhammed Lawal of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party. He was sworn into office in May 2003. He ran again for re-election in 2007 and won his second term. As governor of Kwara, Saraki led reforms in agriculture, health, education, finance and environment policy. One of his major achievements was inviting displaced white farmers from Zimbabwe to Kwara State and offering them an opportunity to farm. This led to the establishment of Shonga Farms programme, which is now being replicated across Nigeria. He was also appointed as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ forum.


Under Saraki, Kwara became the first state to complete the Nigeria Independent Power Project. In collaboration with the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Saraki re-energised the Ganmo Power Station at Ilorin, and connected over 3750 rural communities to the national grid through the development and installation of 725 transformers and 7 substations.  Kwara also completed 4 electrification projects which meant power became stable 18–22 hours a day. 90% of people living in Kwara have access to electricity, compared to a national average in Nigeria of 30%.

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While in office, Saraki introduced new health programmes, including a statewide campaign in 2008 to reduce maternal and child mortality from malaria. This included distribution of insecticide-treated nets and free malaria drugs to pregnant mothers and to children under the age of five. A statewide programme of hospital development was also implemented, leading to the redevelopment of hospitals in Afon, Pategi and Lafiagi. Other measures included improved training and re-training for medical staff; refurbishment of hospitals and staff living quarters; and employment of qualified medical doctors and other health workers. Many of the primary care programmes were sponsored by international agencies such as WHO and UNICEF.


Saraki introduced agricultural policy reforms to increase the commercial viability of farming, and also the volume of exports to international markets. The New Nigerian Farmers Initiative was designed to improve the technical capability of farmers and to ensure farmers had a significant financial stake in new investment in agriculture. The scheme utilised the under-used agricultural expertise in the Zimbabwean farming industry, and worked with Zimbabwe’s Commercial Farmers’ Union to identify highly skilled farmers able to support Nigeria’s farming industry and to move to Kwara and develop the farming industry. A commercial hub was also developed[when?] to build capacity support training for the indigenous farming community.


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Saraki led significant and statewide infrastructure development, including improvements at the Ilorin International Airport Cargo Terminal, Asa Dam water regulation project, the Ilorin Aviation College, extensive road construction, and development of new sporting facilities such as Kwara Football Academy.

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ forum   

Saraki became chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ forum in 2007. During his tenure, a reformed forum was established, with a fully resourced secretariat, with a technical and administrative division that was entirely focused on delivery. New processes such as the State Peer Review Mechanism were developed to ensure closer working and collaboration, and that best practices be shared between states. The mechanism allowed case studies to be shared between states in a number of policy fields including infrastructure, power projects, primary healthcare, rural development, water and the construction of specialist hospitals and state universities. Projects such as these had previously remained undisclosed. The Forum also developed better and more extensive polio immunisation in Nigeria. The forum signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed, including but not limited to the World Bank, DFID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI, UNICEF, UNDP.



After two term tenure as governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki ran for the office of Senator, representing the Kwara Central Senatorial District. He won, succeeding his sister, Gbemisola Saraki-Forowa. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology and is also a member of the Senate Committee on Capital Markets and Finance. Saraki pushed a motion in the Senate to end the fuel subsidy regime in Nigeria, which has been an excessive waste of the country’s national resources. Senator Saraki has campaigned extensively on health, food security, education and the environment. He has argued for strengthened laws on the clean up of oil spills.

Saraki intervened in the lead poisoning crisis in Zamfara State in 2010, and was appointed onto the leadership council of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, an initiative led by the United Nations Foundation, which ensures safe and healthy methods of cooking for millions of Nigerians while conserving the environment through reduced deforestation. Bukola Saraki has been a lead campaigner in the areas of desertification and climate change in the Senate and across Nigeria. Saraki sponsored a motion on the floor of the Senate to end Nigeria’s fuel subsidy regime. Other motions and private member bills he has sponsored include the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency Amendment Bill 2012, which was aimed at putting a halt to oil spills in the Niger Delta, the Gas Flaring Prohibition Bill 2012 and the Climate Change Commission Bill 2013.

In 2013, Saraki established GLOBE Nigeria as an affiliate of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE International), establishing a platform for legislators to advance environmental and sustainable development laws in Nigeria. He currently serves as GLOBE Nigeria’s president. Saraki has also spoken and campaigned internationally on issues such as better governance, deforestation and economic development.


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After his re-election in 2015 general elections, he was on 9 June 2015 elected unopposed as President of the Senate by an across the party alliance comprising PDP and APC Senators. Saraki had faced stiff opposition from Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan who was a preferred candidate by a group of senators-elect within the APC. His deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, emerged after a tightly contested election.

Senator Bukola Saraki and a delegation of Senators visited Maiduguri, Borno State on 3 August 2015 to get an on-ground assessment of the damage done in the north-eastern part of Nigeria by terrorist group Boko Haram and to give hope to internally displaced persons. The delegation was the first of its kind by the leadership of the Senate since the insurgency began.

Saraki is currently a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and was previously a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He defected from the All Progressives Congress on 31 July 2018, some days after 14 Senators defected to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He blamed his defection on intolerance of the influential persons of his former party.

Over the past 3 years, the Nigerian Senate under his leadership has surpassed all Senates in Nigeria’s history, passing 201 bills and clearing 138 public petitions. Recently, the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill which was passed by the Nigerian Senate was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari stating that it reduces the President’s powers. The bill had been passed by the Nigerian National Assembly to promote transparency and accountability in the industry. Senator Bukola Saraki contested the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential primaries in a bid to become Nigeria’s president but lost to former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.

During the February, 2019 elections, Saraki lost his Senatorial seat to APC’s Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe. He polled a total of 68,994 votes against Oloriegbe’s 123,808 votes in the four Local Government Areas of Kwara Central Senatorial District, leaving a margin of 54,814 votes. Saraki gave the valedictory speech at the final plenary of the 8th senate on June 6, 2019.


Paradise Papers        

In November 2017 an investigation conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism cited his name in the list of politicians named in “Paradise Papers” allegations.

According to data released as part of the Panama Papers, Landfield International Developments Limited and Renocon Property Development Limited were controlled by Bukola Saraki but at the time of these revelations, none of these offshore holdings were reported in Saraki’s official asset declarations.


On 5 April 2018 some armed robbers attacked five commercial banks in Offa community, Kwara State, killing at least 30 persons, including police officers, Bukola Saraki was invited by the Nigeria Police for questioning—due to a plot by an erstwhile Inspector General of Police to implicate him—but he was later cleared of all charges.


The Code of Conduct Bureau cited an initial 13-count charge of corruption, later increased to 22 charges against Saraki. In charge number ABT/01/15, dated 11 September 2015 and filed before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Saraki is accused of offences ranging from anticipatory declaration of assets to making false declaration of assets in forms Saraki had filed with the Code of Conduct Bureau while he was governor of Kwara state. He was also accused of failing to declare some assets he acquired while in office as governor, acquiring assets beyond his legitimate earnings as a governor, and accused of operating foreign accounts while being a public officer.

An official of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Peter Danladi, stated in a court affidavit that the investigation of the various petitions of corruption, theft, money laundering, among others, against Saraki in 2010, was conducted jointly by the officials of the EFCC, CCB and the DSS. “The EFCC conducted its investigation on the various petitions and made findings which showed that the defendant/applicant abused his office, while he was the governor of Kwara State and was involved in various acts of corruption as the governor of the state. The defendant/applicant borrowed huge sums of money running into billions from commercial banks, particularly Guaranty Trust Bank, and used the proceeds of the loan to acquire several landed properties in Lagos, Abuja and London, while he was the governor of Kwara State.

Nigerian statutes and code of conduct provisions however do not prohibit public officers from taking loans nor purchasing properties in Nigeria or abroad, while Saraki was widely acknowledged to be a very wealthy international businessman prior to public office, as attested by the Code of Conduct Bureau which certified his pre-public office asset declarations.


Bukola Saraki became the first Senate President in Nigeria to be issued with arrest warrants, when Danladi Umar, Chairman of the Code Of Conduct Tribunal, issued an arrest warrant against Saraki on 18 September 2015.


On 18 March 2016, Kanu Godwin Agabi, Saraki’s lead counsel and ex-attorney general of Nigeria, led a delegation of 79 lawyers to defend Saraki at the tribunal.

Corruption charges indictment by EFCC      

The EFCC has reportedly indicted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and some of his aides in an alleged laundering of up to N3.5 billion from the Paris Club Loan Refund. The EFCC investigation was presented to President Buhari in a report delivered on 10 March, five days before the senate rejected acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu. However, in a swift reaction, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Saraki, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in a statement released, denied the claims.


On Wednesday, 14 June 2017, the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja discharged and acquitted Saraki, in an 18 count charge of corruption in the false declaration of assets charge brought against him in September 2015 by the federal government.

The tribunal held that the evidence proffered against Saraki by the federal government was bereft of probate value and manifestly unreliable to hold the charges against the defendant. The chairman of the tribunal Danladi Umar said the prosecution at the close of the case failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendant. Umar said the four witnesses called by the prosecution to testify in the matter gave contradictory evidence that were manifestly unreliable to convict the defendant or order him to enter his defense.

Umar further said that the report of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) put at the disposal of the tribunal was more of intelligence gathering rather than conventional investigation.

Umar said that the defendant was never invited or be made to make statement so that truth can be unearthed if there are allegations against him.

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Although the CCT judgment discharged Saraki of all 18 count charges on grounds that the prosecution failed to prove its allegations beyond reasonable doubt, the Federal Government of Nigeria, unexpectedly filed an appeal. The Court of Appeal then ordered the tribunal to try Saraki on three out of the 18 counts amended charges bordering on false declaration of assets brought against him by the Federal Government. The Appeal Court also held that the prosecution failed to adduce evidence to substantiate the 15 of the counts preferred against Saraki.


On Friday, 6 July 2018, the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria dismissed all 18 charges of corruption and false asset declaration brought against the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, by the Federal Government, following his election as Senate President. In a judgement on 6 July, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Dattijo Mohammed, held that the decision of the appeal court to agree with the tribunal in one breath and order Mr Saraki’s return to the CCT in another, amounted to a “judicial summersault.” Therefore, the court affirmed the June 2017 decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which ruled that the prosecution failed to prove the case against Dr. Saraki.


Bukola Saraki is married to Toyin (née Ojora) Saraki. They have four children together.



Saraki was made the Turaki of the Fulani emirate of Ilorin during his tenure as governor. A Turaki is an officer at court in the Hausa-Fulani kingdoms’ chieftaincy systems. A number of years later, the Emir of Ilorin elevated him to the position of Waziri (or Prime Minister) of Ilorin. The title had previously been held by his father.


Saraki was the first serving Nigerian governor to be awarded the National Honor of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in 2010. Other former governors also received the award that year.

On 19 April 2019 Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki was appointed the “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).

ABDULFATAH AHMED (born 29 December 1963) is a Nigerian banker and politician. He is the former Governor of Kwara State.


In office 29 May 2011 – 29 May 2019

Preceded by Abubakar Bukola Saraki

Succeeded by AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq


Born 29 December 1963 (age 56)

Share, Kwara State, Nigeria

Political party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

EFCC traces cash to Kwara ex-governor Abdul Fatah Ahmed’s wife Omolewa Ahmed, LEAH Charity Foundation’s account


Ahmed was born on 29 December 1963 in Share, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. He attended Government College Funtua, Katsina State (1973–1978) and the school of Basic Studies of Kwara State College of Technology (now Kwara State Polytechnic), Ilorin (1978–1980). He went on to the University of Ilorin where he earned a BSc in Chemistry (1986) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA, 1992).

Ahmed was a lecturer in Organic Chemistry and later Acting Head of Department at Federal College of Arts and Science, Sokoto, in Sokoto State (1986–1990). He became an Assistant Manager at District Savings and Loans, Lagos (1991–1993). In 1993, he started work with Guaranty Trust Bank in the Credit and Marketing Unit. In 1998, he moved to Societe Generale Bank Nigeria as a Senior Manager/Group Head, Consumer Banking. Later, he became Public Sector Group for the North West region.


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Ahmed was appointed Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development at the start of Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s Kwara State Administration (2003–2009). He then became Commissioner of the newly created Ministry of Planning and Economic Development. During this period, Ahmed was also Treasurer of the forum of Commissioners of Finance in Nigeria for six years, and chairman, Budget Formulation Committee and Economic Team of Kwara State. He was appointed a member of board of directors of the International Aviation College, Ilorin, Chairman of the Millennium Development Goals implementation committee and Chairman of Shonga Farms Holdings Ltd.

In the PDP primaries, Ahmed won 695 votes, defeating Chief Bashir Omoloja Bolarinwa (39 votes) and Alhaji Yekinni Alabi (9 votes).  In the 26 April 2011 elections, Ahmed won 254,969 votes. The runner-up, Dele Belgore of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) scored 152,580 votes.

Ahmed announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress shortly after his predecessor and Senate President Bukola Saraki announced his resignation from the (APC) on July 31st 2018.

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ABDULRAHMAN ABDULRAZAQ the incumbent Governor of Kwara State (born 5 February 1960) is a Nigerian politician. He was previously the CEO of First Fuels Limited. He contested for the governor of Kwara State in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 respectively under the Congress for Progressive Change political party but was successively defeated in 1999 by Mohammed Alabi Lawal, by Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki in 2003 and 2007, and by Abdulfatah Ahmed in 2011 and 2015. However in 2019 he contested again under the ruling political party in Nigeria APC and emerged as the governor of Kwara State, after he successfully won the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Governor of Kwara State


Assumed office May 29, 2019

Preceded by Abdulfatah Ahmed


Born 5 February 1960 (age 60)

Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Political party: All Progressives Congress (APC)

SPOUSE(s): Mrs. Olufolake Davies Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Early life         

He was born in Ilorin West Local Government. AbdulRazaq is the son of Alh. A. G. F. AbdulRazaq SAN., the first northern lawyer in Nigeria.

Abdulrazaq attended Capital School, Kaduna between 1966 and 1968; Bishop Smith Memorial School Ilorin between 1970 and 1971; and Government College Kaduna where he is said to have earned his West African School Certificate Examination in 1976 (WASC).



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AbdulRazaq founded an indigenous oil and gas trading company in 1991 at the age of 31, NOPA Oil Services, later renamed First Fuels. The latter claimed to be the first indigenous company to export crude oil and petroleum products to the United States, Europe and Asia.

He is said to have ventured into other sectors such as agriculture, construction, information technology, shipping and real estate. He is claimed to be an end-user certificates consultant to various multinational oil companies and governments including Libya, Yemen, Turkey, Niger, Chad, Ghana, Sudan and Afghanistan from his operational base in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire

At the age of 31, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, using the name Abdul Rahaman Abdul, founded an indigenous oil and gas trading companies, NOPA Oil Services and First Fuels, to lift crude oil and petroleum products to the United States, Europe and Asia.

First Fuels was originally registered in the Isle of Man, a tax free offshore jurisdiction.

He claims to be a consultant to various multinational oil companies and governments including Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.

There is no verifiable record or source of Abdulrazaq’s activities or career between 1976 and 1991

As a businessman, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq used and continues to use a different name, ABDUL RAHAMAN ABDUL.

Documents at Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission record that the initial name of his company, FIRST FUEL PETROCHEMICAL NIGERIA LIMITED changed name to: FIRST FUEL NIGERIA LIMITED on 5th of December, 1991 with RC NO: 165070 and REGISTERED ADDRESS 40, Raymond Njoku Road, Southwest Ikoyi, Lagos State, DATE OF INCORPORATION: 16th June, 1991 and a SHARE CAPITAL of Ten Thousand Naira, Only, while its ANNUAL RETURNS are paid up to 2015 as at 12th February, 2020.

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The CURRENT SHAREHOLDERS & SHARE ALLOTMENT of First Fuels Nigeria as at 12th February 2020 are ABDUL RAHAMAN ABDUL: 7,000 Ordinary shares; 40, Raymond Njoku Road, Southwest Ikoyi, Lagos State and AISHA ABDULRASAQ: 2,000 Ordinary shares; 171, Abdul Azeez Atta Road Ilorin, Kwara State

Aisha Abdulrazaq is the younger sister of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and a former first lady of Kwara State 1999-2003. Aishat Abdulrazaq also uses multiple different names and identities, as Ayisat Abdulrazaq Lawal, a former First Lady of Kwara State (1999-2003), and Aisha Razaq Lawal, as the third widow of a deceased former Kwara State Governor, Admiral Mohammed Alabi Lawal a polygamist who was married to three women.


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AbdulRazaq joined politics in 1999 when Nigeria returned to democracy. In 2011, he unsuccessfully contested for the governorship election in Kwara State on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC)[9] and again contested unsuccessfully for Kwara Central Senatorial District on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in both 2011 and 2015. He won the gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressive Congress for Kwara State in October 2018.

Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was elected to the Office of the Governor of Kwara State at the 2019 governorship election held on March 9, 2019 and sworn in on May 29, 2019.


He is said to married to Olufolake Molawa Davies Abdulrazaq who is First Lady of Kwara State as his recognised spouse, together they have three sons, Farouq, Abdul-Aziz, and Abdul-Malik, educated at Millfield School, Street, Somerset, United Kingdom.

There is no verifiable record or source of Abdulrazaq’s activities, education, or personal life between 1976 and 1991.


 1.  FEMI DAVID LASISI BAMIGBOYE (7 December 1940 – 21 September 2018) was a Nigerian military commander and politician of Kwara State from May 1967 to July 1975, after it had been split from the old Northern Region during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.


In office

28 May 1967 – July 1975

Preceded by

Hassan Katsina

(Northern Region)

Succeeded by Ibrahim Taiwo



7 December 1940

Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria


21 September 2018 (aged 77)

David Bamigboye is an Igbomina man.[3] His younger brother is Theophilus Bamigboye, another military ruler turned politician.

In 1968 he created the Kwara State Ministry of Education, with a department to handle Scholarship/Bursary matters. In 1971 he announced a decision to establish the Kwara State Polytechnic, which came into existence in 1972. In December 1972 he opened the new premises of Ola-Olu Hospital with accommodation for thirty-five beds.

In 1977, some properties he owned in Ilorin were seized, not to be returned until 26 years later in May 2003.

In 2009, his son is the special assistant to the Kwara State governor.


Outstanding Leadership Award was conferred on Bamigboye by the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed on 27 May 2017.

 2.  COLONEL IBRAHIM TAIWO (died 13 February 1976) was a Military Governor of Kwara State from July 1975 to February 1976 during the military regime of General Murtala Mohammed. He assisted in establishment of the University of Ilorin, which was founded by decree August, 1975.


In office

July 1975 – 13 February 1976

Preceded by David Bamigboye

Succeeded by George Agbazika Innih



Wushishi, Niger State


13 February 1976

Nationality: Nigerian

Military Service

Allegiance: Nigeria

Branch/service: Flag of the Nigerian Army Headquarters.svg

 Nigerian Army

Rank: Colonel


Taiwo was born in Wushishi, Niger State to the family of Adeosun and Emily Taiwo. He was brought up in Kagara and was sometimes called Ibrahim Kagara while he was in school. Taiwo’s father was of Ogbomosho ancestry. Ibrahim Taiwo was educated at Senior Primary School, Minna, Bida Middle School, and briefly attended the Provincial Secondary School, Okene for his Higher School Certificate.


Taiwo joined the military in 1961, he started military training at the Nigerian Military Training College, Kaduna and also attended Mons Officer Cadet School, Aldershot. While in the army, he served as a mechanical transport officer, Officer Commanding 2 Brigade Transport in Apapa, Staff Captain, Army Headquarters, Lagos, Officer in charge of 7 Brigade, Asaba and then Officer in charge of the Transport Company, Kaduna. During the Civil War, he was head of the transport and supplies division of the Nigerian Army.


Taiwo, then a Captain with the Lagos Garrison in Yaba, was one of the many officers (including 2nd Lieutenant Sani Abacha, Lieutenant Muhammadu Buhari, Lieutenant Ibrahim Bako, Lt Colonel Murtala Muhammed, and Major Theophilus Danjuma among others), who staged what became known as the Nigerian Counter-Coup of 1966 because of grievances they felt towards the administration of General Aguiyi Ironsi’s government which quelled the 15 January 1966 coup.

During the Nigerian Civil War, Taiwo was one of the key figures in the Asaba massacre. He was the principal actor who odered thousands of defenceless indigenes be gunned down in an execution style. This is Nigeria’s greatest recorded genocidal act during its civil war.


Taiwo played a central role in the coup that ousted Yakubu Gowon and brought Murtala Mohammed to power, under cover of his Supply and Transport duties in the army, working closely with Lt. Col. Muhammadu Buhari.

Casualty of the 1976 Military Coup   

Colonel Ibrahim Taiwo was murdered on 13 February 1976 during a failed coup in which the then Head of State Gen. Murtala Mohammed was also killed. General Olusegun Obasanjo was later appointed as Head of State keeping the rest of Gen. Murtala Mohammed’s Chain of command in place.

 3.  GEORGE AGBAZIKA INNIH (25 September 1938 – 15 August 2002) was a Nigerian Army General and Statesman. He was the Military Governor of Bendel and Kwara States.

General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army

In office

October 1979 – April 1980

Preceded by Brig P.A. Eromobor

Succeeded by Maj-Gen. D.N. Jemibewon


In office

2 August 1975 – March 1976

Preceded by Samuel Ogbemudia

Succeeded by Husaini Abdullahi


In office


Preceded by Ibrahim Taiwo

Succeeded by Sunday Ifere



25 September 1938

Agenebode, Etsako East, Edo State, Nigeria


15 August 2002 (aged 63)



Military service

Allegiance: Nigeria

Branch/service:  Army Headquarters.svg


Years of service


RANK: Major General

COMMANDS: Brigade Commander, 5 Infantry Brigade, Onitsha.

Quarter Master General of the Nigerian Army.

General Officer Commanding, 1Infantry Division

EARLY YEARS         

George Agbazika Innih was born on September 25, 1938 at Agenebode, Etsako East Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State. He was educated at Catholic school, Akure, the Government school in Warri, the Holy Cross Catholic school in Benin City and Edo College, Benin City.


He joined the army, and was trained at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England (1962), then at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, England (1962–1964) and 1972. He was appointed Platoon Commander, 4th Infantry Battalion, Ibadan (1964–65), Deputy Military Secretary, Supreme Headquarters, Lagos, Colonel General Staff 3rd Marine Commando (1968–69) and Brigade Commander, 5 Infantry Brigade, Onitsha 1974–74.

After the coup of 29 July 1975, by Brigadier Murtala Mohammed, he was made Military Governor of Bendel State, since split into Edo State and Delta State. Soon after taking control, he dissolved the executive council and the boards of statutory corporations, suspended all contract awards, and set up committees to review finances and projects undertaken by his predecessor Samuel Ogbemudia. Several serving officers were retired from service.

On 13 February 1976, General Murtala Mohammed was killed in a failed coup and his second-in-command, his Chief of Staff Lt-Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, was appointed as Head of State. In March, Obasanjo redeployed Colonel Innih to Kwara state, replacing him with Navy captain Hussaini Abdullahi. Innih served in Kwara State as Military Governor until 1978.

He was Quarter Master General of the Nigerian Army (1978–79) and General Officer Commanding, I Infantry Division, Nigerian Army (1979–80), when he retired.


Innih became the President of Retired Officers of Nigerian Armed Forces Organization (RANAO). He was Chairman/Managing Director Niger Valley Agro Industries Limited, Chairman / Managing Director Tamsaks Nigeria Limited and Chairman Bridgestone Finance Limited. He was honored with the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR). The University of Ilorin awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Law in 1998. He died in 2002.

 4.  SUNDAY ORINYA IFERE (born 19 December 1943) was a Nigerian army officer who was the Military Governor of Kwara State between July 1978 and October 1979. As a lieutenant, in the unsuccessful Nigerian Counter-Coup of 1966 he was involved in fighting in Kaduna, serving in the same squadron as Ibrahim Babangida, who later became military head of state from August 1985 until August 1993. A colonel when military governor, he retired as a major general.

Governor, Kwara State, Nigeria

In office

July 1978 – October 1979

Preceded by George Innih

Succeeded by Adamu Atta



19 December 1943 (age 76)

Igumale, Benue State, Nigeria


 5. SALAUDEEN ADEBOLA LATINWO (born 1943) is a retired group captain in the Nigerian Air Force and a former military governor of Kwara State, Nigeria, under Muhammadu Buhari’s military government.


In office

January 1984 – August 1985

Preceded by Cornelius Adebayo

Succeeded by Mohammed Umaru




Offa, kwara State, Nigeria





Branch/service:  Nigerian Air Force

Years of service


RANK: Group Captain

Latinwo was part of the pioneering sets of officer cadets recruited into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in 1963, under the first chief of air staff of the Nigerian Airforce, Colonel Gerhard Kahtz, who was on secondment as head of the German Air Force Assistance Group (GAFAG). The Nigerian Air force was formally established on 18 April 1964 under the Air Force Act 1964.

Latinwo is one of Nigeria’s egalitarian leaders.

Military career

From 28 August 1963 to 21 June 1966, Latinwo attended basic and advance military training in Uetersen, Western Germany, where he trained as an air force officer. In Western Germany, Latinwo attended training for his flying wings and attended the College of Navigation, West Germany, for his certificate in air navigation, which he completed in 1966. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1966 upon his arrival from West Germany to Nigeria. Latinwo was adjutant, Kaduna Air force Base from 1966–68, and assistant base commander, Nigerian Air force base (NAF base) Kano, Nigeria 1970–71 and deputy base commander, NAF Base, Benin City (1971–72).

In 1972, Latinwo attended for a six-month conversion training on Ilyushin Il-28 fighter-bomber aircraft in Cairo, Egypt, and attended the Fokker F-27 Aircraft Management Course in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1972. He was promoted to the rank of captain in 1972.

He was appointed the director of training at the Nigerian Air force (NAF) Headquarters between 1972 and 1974. Latinwo proceeded to the Junior Command and Staff College in the United Kingdom in 1974 for further military training. In 1975, Latinwo had Type rating Training on C-130 Hercules Transport Aircraft in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Latinwo was appointed director of operations at the headquarters of the Nigerian Air force between 1975 and 1977. In 1976, Latinwo attended the Command and Staff College, Jaji, Nigeria. From 1977 to 1978, he was appointed base commander for Nigerian Air Force Base (NAF base) Makurdi, Nigeria.

From 1978 to 1979, Latinwo was appointed base commander for Nigerian Air Force Base (NAF base) Kaduna. He was promoted to the rank of wing commander in 1979.

In 1980, he was appointed the senior staff officer for air operations (Defence Headquarters) Lagos, Nigeria.

In 1981, Latinwo was promoted to the rank of group captain. In 1984, Group Captain Salaudeen Adebola Latinwo was nominated by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa, and appointed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, the head of state as the new Military Governor of Kwara State, a position he held until August 1985.

When Major-General Ibrahim Babangida took power in 1985, as military president of Nigeria, Latinwo was appointed as the new commander (director) of the Directorate of Administration at the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Lagos, Nigeria, until he was finally retired from the Nigerian Air force in March 1986.


In January 1984, the Nigerian head of state, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, appointed Group Captain S.A. Latinwo as governor of Kwara state to carry out economic, political, and social reforms in the state.

During Major-General Buhari’s official visit to Kwara State, between 9 and 12 April 1985, as the head of the Federal Military Government, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Buhari said “I wish to say that the State Government under the able leadership of the Kwara State Military Governor, Group Captain Salaudeen Adebola Latinwo has done a lot to better, the lots of the masses throughout Kwara State. His actions have instilled discipline and increase peoples confidence in his Administration”.


In 1999, Group Captain S.A. Latinwo (rtd) and other retired military officers became power factor in Nigeria.  In 2001, when President Olusegun Obasanjo approved the composition of the boards of Federal Government Parastatals, Group Captain Salaudeen Adebola Latinwo (Rtd) was named as a board member of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

In 2008, Group Captain S.A. Latinwo (rtd) was appointed by President Umaru Yar’Adua as the chairman for Kwara State for the National Committee on Mineral Resources and Environmental Compliance (MIREMCO).


Salaudeen Adebola Latinwo was born into the famous and mega rich Aliu Onaolapo Olatinwo family of Offa, in Offa local government of Kwara State in 1943. Latinwo is one of 43 children of 10 wives of his father Aliu Olatinwo.

Latinwo attended St. Marks Primary School from 1950 to 1956 in Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria. He was also educated at Offa Grammar School, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria, from 1957 to 1961, where he obtained his West African School Certificate.

In 1961, Latinwo joined the Northern Nigeria Civil Service, and worked at the Northern Nigeria Ministry of Education until 1963. He went to the National Institute of Administration in the United Kingdom in 1962 for an executive officers’ course, and he rose to the rank of an assistant chief executive officer in the then Northern Nigeria Ministry of Education.

In 1963, the Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of Northern Nigeria, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, handpicked Latinwo from the Northern Nigeria Ministry of Education and other youths from Nigeria for training in Germany, to form the nucleus of the Nigerian Air Force. Latinwo was recruited into the Nigerian Air Force in 1963 to represent the northern part of the country.

In 1971, Latinwo married his only wife, Mrs. Mercy Latinwo (née Aganga). He has four children. His first son is being groomed as a future governor of Kwara State.

Latinwo is the brother-in-law to the former Nigerian Minister of Finance and former Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga


Group Captain S.A. Latinwo (rtd) has received several awards and decorated with many military medals. In alphabetical order they include:

Defence Service Medal(DSM) Defence Service Medal (Nigeria)

Force Service Star (FSS) Forces Service Star (Nigeria)

General Service Medal (GSM) General Service Medal (Nigeria)

National Service Medal (NSM) National Service Medal (Nigeria)

Outstanding Leadership Award was conferred on Latinwo by the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed on 27 May 2017.

Republic Medal (RM)

 6. Wing Commander Mohammed NDATSU UMARU was a Military Governor of Kwara State, Nigeria from August 1985 to December 1987, and then of Kano State from December 1987 to July 1988 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.


In office

August 1985 – December 1987

Preceded by Salaudeen Latinwo

Succeeded by Ahmed Abdullahi


In office

December 1987 – 27 July 1988

Preceded by Ahmed Muhammad Daku

Succeeded by Idris Garba





On June 21, 1986, he opened a newly completed building in Ilorin, Kwara State to house the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. The building was scheduled to be demolished in July 2009 to make space for parking during a planned one-day visit by President Umaru Yar’Adua.

In October 1986 he arranged for large-scale distribution of grain to Kano State farmers whose crops had been destroyed by pests. As governor of Kano State, in 1988 Group Captain Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru set up committees that toured the state, held public hearings and prepared recommendations on laws and policies to address social problems.

 7.  Brigadier General (retired) AHMED ABDULLAHI was Military Administrator of Kwara State, Nigeria between December 1987 and July 1988 during the military regime under General Ibrahim Babangida.


In office

December 1987 – July 1988

Preceded by Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru

Succeeded by Ibrahim Alkali



22 August 1945 (age 74)

Freetown, Sierra Leone


Abdullahi was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 22 August 1945. He attended primary schools in Zaria and Keffi and secondary schools in Freetown and Abuja. He was admitted to the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, graduating in 1968. Later he studied at the British Royal Army Signals School for Basic Communications (1970–1971), US Army School of Artillery, Oklahoma, USA, Command and Staff College, Jaji (1978), US Marines Staff College, Onautico, USA (1980–1981) and the Imperial Defence College, London (1991–1992).


Abdullahi was commissioned as lieutenant in July 1968. He was appointed second in command and then commander of 2 Division Signal Regiment, Benin City. In 1973 he became Commander, 4th division Signal Regiment. He was a lecturer at the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1982–1984).

Lt. Colonel Abdullahi was appointed Minister of Communications (1984–1985).In this role, he assisted in the coup of August 1985 in which General Ibrahim Babangida took power. On 12 September 1985 he was appointed Minister of Social Development, Youth and Sport, and was a member of the Federal Executive Council. He was appointed military governor of Kwara State from December 1987 until July 1988. General Abdullahi was Director of Military Intelligence (DMI) and a supporter of General Sani Abacha at the time of the annulment of the Presidential election of M.K.O. Abiola in 1993, which led to Abacha taking power as head of state.

 8. Air Commodore IBRAHIM ALKALI was a Military Governor of Kwara State from October 1987 to December 1989 during the military regime of Major General Ibrahim Babangida. He attended Barewa College, Zaria.


In office

July 1988 – December 1989

Preceded by Ahmed Abdullahi

Succeeded by Alwali Kazir


Born: 1940

He holds the traditional title of Turakin Fika. He was also honoured with the traditional title of Shettima of Igbaja Land by Oba Ahmed Awuni Arepo the third.


Appointed by

Ibrahim Babangida Sani Abacha

Governor Of Kwara State

In office

December 1989 – January 1992

Preceded by Ibrahim Alkali

Succeeded by Shaaba Lafiaji


In office

December 1993 – August 1994

Preceded by Chris Alli

Succeeded by Ahmed Abdullahi


In office

August 1994 – March 1996

Preceded by Chris Alli

Succeeded by Ishaya R. Bamaiyi


Born: 2 August 1947 (age 72)

Yobe State, Nigeria


General Alwali Jauji Kazir (rtd) CFR DSS Usawc psc(+) born August 2, 1947 in Kazir Village, Jakusko L.G.A in present-day Yobe State. He attended Amshi Primary School between 1955-1957 and Gashua Central Primary School in 1958.


Alwali Kazir is a retired Artillery Officer who was Military Governor of Kwara State, Nigeria from December 1989 to January 1992 during the military regime of Major General Ibrahim Babangida, handing over to the elected civilian governor Shaaba Lafiaji at the start of the Nigerian Third Republic. As a Brigadier General, he was the director of army faculty at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in 1992. After the sudden dismissal of Major General Chris Alli as the Chief of Army Staff, Alwali Kazir then the GOC 1 Division was promoted Major General and made Chief of Army Staff serving from August 1994 to March 1996 during the regime of General Sani Abacha. Alwali Kazir retired in 1996.


After retirement, he was installed as Madakin Bade by the Emir of Bade Alhaji Abubakar Umar Suleiman in April 2009.


Alwali Kazir was married to Late Aisha Larai Bukar with whom he has one child Muhammad, and Hajara with whom he has 6 children namely: Halima, Abdulazeez, Ibrahim (Ajaxx), Musa, Mubarak and Maryam, and 8 grandchildren: Alwali (Najeeb), Aisha, Hajara (Nabila), Maryam, Amina, Muhammed, Abubakar, and Hajara (Deena).

10. Police Commissioner MUSTAPHA ISMAIL was Military Administrator of Kwara State from December 1993 to September 1994, and was later Military Administrator of Adamawa State between August 1996 and August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.


In office

9 Dec 1993 – 14 Sep 1994

Preceded by Shaaba Lafiaji

Succeeded by Baba Adamu Iyam


In office

22 Aug 1996 – August 1998

Preceded by Gregory Agboneni

Succeeded by Joe Kalu-Igboama



maru local government of zamfara state

In January 1995 he opened the 16th General Assembly of Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) in Yola, Adamawa State, asking the delegates to help build a nation with hope, pride, unity and peaceful co-existence for present and future generations.

11. BABA ADAMU IYAM was a Nigerian soldier who served as Military Administrator of Kwara State between September 1994 and August 1996, and then Edo State from August 1996 to August 1998, during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.


In office

14 September 1994 – 22 August 1996

Preceded by Mustapha Ismail

Succeeded by Peter Ogar


In office

22 August 1996 – 7 August 1998

Preceded by Colonel Bassey Asuquo

Succeeded by Navy Captain Anthony Onyearugbulem

Group Captain Iyam reportedly sacked 8,000 Edo state workers. In February 1997, he halted all grants to the Edo State University since he considered that government ought not fund universities, and appointed a Sole Administrator for the university which he had a very good reason for.

12. Colonel (retired) PETER A.M. OGAR was Military Administrator of Kwara State, Nigeria between August 1996 and August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. After the return to democracy in 1999, Ogar was required to retire, as were all other former military administrators. When the United Nigeria Development Forum was formed by former military governors in April 2001, Ogar was a member of the steering committee.


In office

22 August 1996 – August 1998

Preceded by Baba Adamu Iyam

Succeeded by Rasheed Shekoni

Kwara United F.C. Chairman

In office




Ikom, Cross River State


Colonel Peter Asam Mbu Ogar (Col. P.A.M Ogar) lead infantry divisions as part of the ECOMOG peace keeping missions in Liberia. After his successful peace keeping missions in Liberia, he returned to Nigeria where he was commissioned to be the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Division 1 in Kaduna state. Upon his completion of his appointment, he was appointed as the military administrator of Kwara state during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.


Col. P.A.M Ogar was commissioned as an officer after attending the Nigerian Defense Academy. He also studied at military institutes in Savannah, Georgia as well as obtained an MBA after his military service from the university of Jos in Plateau State in Nigeria.

13. Colonel RASHEED SHEKONI was a Military Administrator of Jigawa State from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha, and then of Kwara State from August 1998 to May 1999 during the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar.


In office

22 August 1996 – August 1998

Preceded by Ibrahim Aliyu

Succeeded by Abubakar Maimalari


In office

August 1998 – 29 May 1999

Preceded by Peter A.M. Ogar

Succeeded by Mohammed Lawal

He built the Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital in Dutse, capital of Jigawa state, but it was then abandoned for ten years before it could be equipped and put to use. In Kwara State he completed building the 360-unit Adinimole Housing Estate. However, the succeeding government of Mohammed Lawal took four years to allocate the flats. Reportedly they then went to Lawal’s favorites.


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