|Chief of Naval Staff|
September 1993 – November 1993
|Preceded by||Vice Adm. D.P. Omotsola|
|Succeeded by||Rear Adm. A. Madueke|
|Military Governor of Rivers State|
July 1978 – October 1979
|Preceded by||Zamani Lekwot|
|Succeeded by||Melford Obiene Okilo|
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. Rear Admiral Suleiman Saidu was confirmed by General Sani Abacha as Chief of Naval Staff in September 1993. He was later replaced by Rear Admiral Allison Madueke for the sake of ethnic balancing.
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