Mustapha Amin

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Mustapha A. Amin
Governor, Borno State, Nigeria
In office
March 1976 – July 1978
Preceded byMuhammadu Buhari
(North-Eastern State)
Succeeded byTunde Idiagbon

Group Captain Mustapha A. Amin was the first governor of Borno State, Nigeria from March 1976 to July 1978 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo, after that state had been formed when North-Eastern State was divided into Bauchi, Borno, and Gongola states.[1]

Amin was a Group Captain in the Nigerian Airforce when appointed governor by the supreme military council.[2] In an attempt to stop desert encroachment, he imposed restriction on tree cutting permits and made it an offense to set fires to clear the land.[3] He called for establishment on an inland port to serve Lake Chad.[4]


  1. ^ "Nigeria States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  2. ^ Colin Legum (1976). Africa Contemporary Record: Annual Survey and Documents. Collings. p. B-789. ISBN 0-86036-030-X.
  3. ^ West Africa, Volume 62. West Africa Pub. Co. Ltd. 1978. p. 950.
  4. ^ Fishing news international, Volume 15. A. J. Heighway Publications. 1976. p. 53.