Dan Archibong

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Dan Patrick Archibong
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Governor of Cross River State
In office
January 1984 – 1986
Preceded by Donald Etiebet
Succeeded by Eben Ibim Princewill
Personal details
Died March 11, 1990 (aged 47)[1]

Brigadier General Dan Patrick Archibong (died March 11, 1990) was a Nigerian soldier who was Military Governor of Cross River State from January 1984 until 1986.[2]

Archibong was admitted to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna in January 1964. He did not complete the course with his original class because of the crisis of 1966. He returned to the NDA after the war and was commissioned in August 1970, with loss of seniority.[3] Promoted to Colonel, Archibong was appointed Military Governor of Cross River State in January 1984 following the coup in which General Muhammadu Buhari took power, and held the position until 1986.[2]

Promoted to Brigadier, Archibong was the Director of the Department of Joint Studies at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji from 16 January 1988 to 1 January 1990.[4] He was principal staff officer to the Chief of General Staff when he died on 11 March 1990 in a car accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.[5] There were no witnesses and no other injuries, leading to rumors that his death was not accidental.[6] The Patrick Dan Archibong Barracks - Calabar was named after him, but later reverted to its location name.[3] Archibong is survived by his wife, six children and 12 grand children. Amanda Archibong, Michelle Adanna Ijomah, Daniel Archibong, Samantha-Louise Archibong, John-Russell Ezekiel Ijomah (JR), Arthur-Javis Archibong (AJ), Toyosi Sanni, Toluwani Sanni, Jahkin Solomon, Owen Archibong, Nolan Solomon and Jules Marie Archibong.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newswatch: Nigeria's Weekly Magazine. Newswatch Communications. 1991. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Nigerian Federal States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  3. ^ a b Nowa Omoigui (June 14, 2003). "BARRACKS: THE HISTORY BEHIND THOSE NAMES (PART 7 – EPILOGUE Section 2)". Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Department of Joint Studies". Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  5. ^ B.A, Amujiri (2007). "Corruption in the Government Circle". Chuka Educational Publishers. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  6. ^ Seyi Oduyela (August 16, 2003). "A CHRONICLE OF UNRESOLVED MURDER CASES IN NIGERIA". NigeriaWorld. Retrieved 2010-06-04.