Paul Omeruo

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Paul Uzoanya N. Omeruo
Military Administrator of Kogi State
In office
9 December 1993 – 22 August 1996
Preceded by Abubakar Audu
Succeeded by Bzigu Afakirya

Colonel (retired) Paul Uzoanya N. Omeruo was the Military Administrator of Kogi State, Nigeria from December 1993 to August 1996 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.[1]

Omeruo dealt unsuccessfully with major challenges, and was subject to considerable criticism during his term in office. In August 1994 an 8-hour downpour created massive damage in the state capital, wiping out most of the progress of the past three years. Omeruo estimated that it would cost N500 million to repair the damage.[2] With a severe budget deficit, Omeruo said that the government would have to lay off 40% of its workers so it could pay the others on time and address developmental requirements.[3] On 3 February 1996 he suspended the state-owned newspaper The Graphic indefinitely for making negative attacks on the state and federal government.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administration to Date". Kogi State Government. Archived from the original on 23 June 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  2. ^ John Lidstone (1996). International perspectives on teaching about hazards and disasters. Multilingual Matters. p. 122. ISBN 1-873150-19-9. 
  3. ^ West Africa, Issues 4098-4114. Afrimedia International. 1996. p. 1258. 
  4. ^ Babatunde Olugboji (1996). Human rights practices in Nigeria, January 1995-June 1996. Constitutional Rights Project. p. 62. ISBN 978-2944-06-8.