Rufai Garba

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Rufai Garba
Military Administrator of Anambra State
In office
21 August 1996 – 6 August 1998
Preceded byMike Attah
Succeeded byEmmanuel Ukaegbu
Military Administrator of Sokoto State
In office
6 August 1998 – 29 May 1999
Preceded byRasheed Raji
Succeeded byAttahiru Bafarawa

Group Captain (Air Force) Rufai Garba was the Military Administrator of Anambra State in Nigeria from 21 December 1996 to 6 August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha, and then of Sokoto State from 6 August 1998 to 29 May 1999 during the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar, when he handed over to the elected Executive Governor Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarwa.[1]

As Anambra Governor he approved construction of a headquarters building for the State Education Commission, but nothing was done until work started in 2009.[2] In February 1998, a fire of unexplained cause burnt down the governor's office in Anambra State Government House.[3] In August 1998 he said that citizens of Anambra State feared the anti-crime task force as much as they feared criminals. He said the task force was extorting money at roadblocks and detaining people illegally, and said the government would crack down on this activity.[4]

On April 20, 1996, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, was deposed by the military government. As Sokoto Governor in 1999, Rufai Garba approved a settlement of Dasuki's entitlements and provided him with a welfare package.[5]


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  2. ^ Odogwu Emeka Odogwu (15 December 2009). "Post Primary School Commission in Anambra". Daily Champion.
  3. ^ Charles Onyekamuo (2003-08-30). "Security Operatives Save Ngige's Office from Fire". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  4. ^ "NIGERIA - SELECTED ISSUES RELATED TO CORRUPTION". Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. January 1999. Archived from the original on 2007-05-20. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  5. ^ Agaju Madugba (2002-01-05). "The Sultan That Was". ThisDay. Archived from the original on 2005-09-14. Retrieved 2010-01-05.