Suleiman Saidu

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Suleiman Saidu
Chief of Naval Staff
In office
September 1993 – November 1993
Preceded by Vice Adm. D.P. Omotsola
Succeeded by Rear Adm. A. Madueke
Military Governor of Rivers State
In office
July 1978 – October 1979
Preceded by Zamani Lekwot
Succeeded by Melford Obiene Okilo
Personal details
Born 1942
Military service
Allegiance  Nigeria
Service/branch Badge of the Nigerian Navy.svg Nigerian Navy
Rank Rear Admiral

Suleiman Saidu is a retired Nigerian Navy Rear Admiral who served as Chief of Naval Staff from September to November 1993.

Saidu was appointed military governor of Rivers State, Nigeria from July 1978 to October 1979 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo, handing over power to the elected civilian governor Melford Obiene Okilo at the start of the Nigerian Second Republic.[1] Rear Admiral Suleiman Saidu was confirmed by General Sani Abacha as Chief of Naval Staff in September 1993.[2] He was later replaced by Rear Admiral Allison Madueke for the sake of ethnic balancing.[3]


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  2. ^ Wale Fatade. "In the interim, a government in a fix". Daily Independent. Dawodu. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  3. ^ Nowa Omoigui. "Nigeria: The Palace Coup of November 17, 1993 - Part 2". Dawodu. Retrieved 2010-04-01.