Anthony Udofia

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Anthony Udofia
Military Administrator of Osun State
In office
9 December 1993 – 22 August 1996
Preceded by Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke
Succeeded by Anthony Obi

Navy Captain (retired) Anthony Udofia served as Administrator of Osun State, Nigeria from December 1993 to August 1996 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.[1] He was reported to have harassed his predecessor, Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, stalling his business plans and bugging his telephones.[2] He set up a four-man judicial panel of inquiry, convened on 18 April 1994, to investigate allegations that Adeleke had ordered materials bought for water projects to be sold off to contractors.[3] A severe rainstorm in September 1994 destroyed 400 school buildings across the state. Udofia said that N1 billion would be needed to rehabilitate the schools.[4]

As a former military administrator, he was required to retire from the navy in June 1999 at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic.[5]


  1. ^ "Nigeria States". WorldStatesmen. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  2. ^ Olumide Lawal (2001-08-31). "Adeleke: Central Issue in Osun Politics". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  3. ^ Bankole Alao David (May 6, 2010). "Osun State Mega Loans: An Over-view By Chief Bisi Akande". Osun Defender. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  4. ^ John Lidstone (1996). International perspectives on teaching about hazards and disasters. Multilingual Matters. p. 122. ISBN 1-873150-19-9. 
  5. ^ "OBASANJO HIRES & FIRES". NDM DEMOCRACY WATCH 1999/03. NIGERIAN DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (NDM). July 1, 1999. Retrieved 2010-04-22.