Musa Shehu

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Musa Sheikh Shehu
Administrator of Rivers State
In office
22 August 1996 – August 1998
Preceded by Dauda Musa Komo
Succeeded by Sam Ewang
Administrator of Plateau State
In office
August 1998 – May 1999
Preceded by Habibu Idris Shuaibu
Succeeded by Joshua Dariye

Colonel Musa Sheikh Shehu was Administrator of Rivers State, Nigeria from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha, and then of Plateau State until the return to democracy in May 1999.[1]

At the time of the coup of 27 August 1985, when General Ibrahim Babangida came to power, Captain Musa Shehu played a supporting role as second in command of the Recce Battalion in Jos.[2]

While governor of Plateau state in 1999, Shehu received N200 million to clean up pollution from tin mining. The money was allegedly misappropriated.[3]

Shehu remained politically active after retirement in 1999. In 2001, he was among former military administrators who formed the United Nigeria Development Forum, a political pressure group.[4] In December 2009 he was among Northern leaders who opposed the transfer of power to vice-president Goodluck Jonathan during the illness of president Umaru Yar'Adua.[5] In 2010 Shehu was Secretary General of the Arewa Consultative Forum, an influential group of Northern Nigerian leaders.[6]


  1. ^ "Nigeria States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  2. ^ Nowa Omoigui. "NIGERIA: THE PALACE COUP OF AUGUST 27, 1985 PART I". Waado. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  3. ^ Philip Jakpor. "Tin-mining communities devastated". Next. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  4. ^ Kola Ologbondiyan and Agaju Maduba (2001-04-29). "The Return of Abacha Boys". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Northern leaders responsible for Yar'Adua's refusal to handover, as Media gives 7 days Ultimatum". Nigeria News. February 4, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  6. ^ HAJIYA BILKISU (MNI) (17 March 2010). "Almajirci and the burden of guilt (I)". Daily Trust.