Moses Fasanya

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Moses Fasanya
Military Administrator of Abia State
In office
22 August 1996 – August 1998
Preceded by Temi Ejoor
Succeeded by Anthony Obi
Military Administrator of Ondo State
In office
August 1998 – May 1999
Preceded by Anthony Onyearugbulem
Succeeded by Adebayo Adefarati

Moses Fasanya was a Nigerian colonel from Ibadan, Oyo State who served as Military Administrator of Abia State (August 1996 - August 1998) during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.[1] He then became Military Administrator of Ondo State in August 1998, handing over power to the civilian governor Adebayo Adefarati in May 1999.[2]

He caused difficulty in Ondo State by clumsy handling of the election of the traditional Owo leader, leading to chaos, killing and destruction of property.[3] In October 1998, hundreds of people were killed in clashes between local Ijaws in the Akpata region and Ilaje Yorubas seeking work on a newly found oilfield. Fasanya had difficulty finding agreement with Ijaw leaders on ways to stabilize the situation.[4] He deployed soldiers and police to the area to attempt to impose peace.[5] In February 1999, Fasanya's aides mistreated and detained fifteen journalists covering a meeting of state administrators of the Odu'a Investment Company in Akure.[6]

In March 2009 an oil tanker caught fire in Obadore near Lagos State University. Ex-governor Fasanya lost printing materials and other goods worth over N3 million which he had stored in ten shops in the town that were destroyed in the blaze.[7]


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  4. ^ "Ethnic Clashes Kill Hundreds Of Nigerians". New York Times. October 5, 1998. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  5. ^ "The Price of Oil: Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights Violations in Nigeria's Oil Producing Communities". Human Rights Watch. 1 January 1999. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  6. ^ "1999 Annual Report On The State Of The Media In Nigeria" (PDF). Media Rights Agenda. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  7. ^ "After The Fire, Ex-Governor, Traders Count Losses". PM News. March 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-28. [permanent dead link]