Joshua Anaja

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Joshua Umaru Anaja
Governor of Plateau State
In office
July 1978 – October 1979
Preceded by Dan Suleiman
Succeeded by Solomon Lar
Personal details
Died 17 June 1986 (aged 43)

Colonel Joshua Umaru Anaja was the military governor of Plateau State, Nigeria from July 1978 to October 1979 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.[1][2] On 1 October 1979 he handed over to the elected civilian governor Solomon Lar, who assured him that his government would inherit any realistic obligations made the out-going military government.[3] Promoted to Brigadier, Anaja was Director of the Department of Joint Studies at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji from 1 February 1984 to 25 May 1985.[4] Anaja died in mysterious circumstances.[5]


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  2. ^ "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Rayfield At Last". Solomon Lar Centre. Retrieved 2010-05-20. [dead link]
  4. ^ "DEPARTMENT OF JOINT STUDIES". Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  5. ^ Tony Agbali. "Middle Belt and Power Devolution: Interesting dynamics". AFRICA DIALOGUE SERIES. University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 2010-05-20.