Mike Attah

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Mike Attah
Military Administrator of Anambra State
In office
9 December 1993 – 21 August 1996
Preceded byDabo Aliyu
Succeeded byRufai Garba

Colonel Mike E. Attah was the Military Administrator of Anambra State in Nigeria from 9 December 1993 to 21 August 1996 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.[1]

On October 25, 1995, Mike Attah set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate violent disturbances that had erupted on 30 September 1995 between the Aguleri and Umuleri communities. The commission found that the attack by the Aguleri had been carefully planned, including use of hired mercenaries, and that the local authorities had done little to avert the crisis.[2]

He dismissed six government-employed journalists for failing to join his entourage because their car was out of fuel.[3]

In 1995 he made a grant of about N12 million to the Anambra State Polytechnic for reconditioning and renovation of the facilities.[4] He awarded a contract for N650 million to Chief Christian Uba, a businessman, to build the new Government House and the governor's lodge, known as Zik's Place.[5] In June 2006, the work was still not complete, and the contractor was suing for payment to cover costs to date.[6]


  1. ^ "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  2. ^ "HOPEBETRAYED? A Report on Impunity and State-Sponsored Violence in Nigeria" (PDF). World Organisation Against Torture / Centre for Law Enforcement Education. 2002. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  3. ^ Okey Maduforo (July 14, 2003). "Anambra's foiled coup". Daily Independent Online. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  4. ^ "Leadership and Organizational Performance:(A Case Study of Anambra State Polytechnic, Uli)". University of Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  5. ^ Godwin Adindu (July 14, 2003). "A state under the thumbs of godfathers". Daily Independent Online. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  6. ^ Chukwudi Achife (July 20, 2006). "Anambra to pay Uba N210m –Court". BNW News. Retrieved 2010-01-05.