Joseph Adeusi

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Joseph Adeduro Adeusi
Governor of Akwa Ibom State
In office
21 August 1996 – 9 August 1998
Preceded byYakubu Bako
Succeeded byJohn Ebiye
Personal details
DiedApril 16, 2016

Navy Captain (retired) Joseph Adeduro Adeusi was governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.[1]

As administrator, Adeusi founded the Akwa United Football Club, which played their inaugural match against the Rangers International F.C of Enugu in December 1996.[2] He initiated a probe into the government of Uyo Local Government Area, which was headed by John James Akpanudoedehe, who later became Senator.[3] In January 1998 he had to deal with protests over an oil spill from a Mobil pipeline. He spent over nine hours negotiating with several thousand demonstrators, eventually agreeing to establish a claims office in Eket. Over 300 of the demonstrators were later detained.[4]

Navy Captain John Adeusi died on April 16, 2016 at the age of 76.[5]


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  4. ^ Bronwen Manby (1999). The price of oil: corporate responsibility and human rights violations in Nigeria's oil producing communities. Human Rights Watch. p. 148. ISBN 1-56432-225-4.
  5. ^ "Metro - Joseph Adeduro Adeusi, Former Akwa Ibom Governor Is Dead". Nigerian Bulletin - Nigeria News Updates. Retrieved 2017-01-09.