Mohammed Jega

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Mohammed Jega
Military Governor of Gongola State
In office
March 1976 – July 1978
Succeeded by Abdul Rahman Mamudu
Military Governor of Gongola State
In office
January 1984 – August 1985
Preceded by Bamanga Tukur
Succeeded by Yohanna Madaki

Major General Mohammed Jega was military Governor of Gongola State, Nigeria between March 1976 and July 1978 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo, and again between January 1984 and August 1985 during the military regime of General Muhammadu Buhari.[1]

Jega held the posts of Commander of the 6th Brigade of the 2nd Division, Onitsha, and General Officer Commanding 2nd Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan.[2][3] In his second term as governor, he closed most of the schools that had been created by the civilian administration of governor Abubakar Barde due to budgetary constraints.[4]

After retirement, Jega took an active part in the chieftainship lobbies in the 1980s.[5] On 5 June 2005, Jega was named Emir of Gwandu in Kebbi State, replacing Alhaji Mustapha Jokolo.[6]


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  2. ^ Bayo Ohu (Jan 12, 2004). "Dikko in Ogun, condemns money politics". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  3. ^ Oke Epia (06.05.2005). "Mohammed Jega Now Emir of Gwandu". ThisDay. Archived from the original on November 16, 2005. Retrieved 2010-04-02.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Rima Shawulu (June 15, 2008). "Governor Mohammed and History". Rima Shawulu. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  5. ^ Olufemi Vaughan (2006). Nigerian Chiefs: Traditional Power in Modern Politics, 1890s-1990s. University Rochester Press,. p. 179. ISBN 1-58046-249-9. 
  6. ^ Mohammed Kabir (6 June 2005). "Jega Replaces Jokolo As Emir of Gwandu". Daily Champion. Retrieved 2010-04-02.