Yohanna Dickson

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Yohanna Mamman Dickson
Administrator of Taraba State
In office
9 December 1993 – 22 August 1996
Preceded by Jolly Nyame
Succeeded by Amen Edore Oyakhire
Personal details
Born (1950-12-28)28 December 1950
Kaningkon-Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria[1]
Died 14 July 2015(2015-07-14) (aged 64)
Kaduna State, Nigeria

Colonel (rtd) Yohanna Mamman Dickson (28 December 1950 – 14 July 2015) was Administrator of Taraba State, Nigeria from December 1993 to August 1996 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.[2]

In April 2001, Dickson was named a member of the steering committee of the newly formed United Nigeria Development Forum (UNDF), a political group headed by several former military governors.[3] In the April 2003 elections, Dickson was an unsuccessful candidate running on the United Nigeria People's Party (UNPP) platform for the Kaduna South senatorial seat.[4]

Dickson challenged the result, saying the winner, Isaiah Balat of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), was not qualified to run for election.[5]

Dickson later transferred to the PDP. In January 2009 he was appointed chairman of a seven-member disciplinary committee of the Kaduna State PDP chapter.[6] He was appointed chairman of the Kaduna State Water Board.[7] In August 2009, while inspecting a new water supply in the Zaria Regional Water Supply Scheme, Dickson said that the state would deal severely with contractors who failed to deliver on schedule and according to specifications.[8]

Dickson died on 14 July 2015, aged 64, in Kaduna State, Nigeria.[9]


  • Yohanna Mamman Dickson (2000). Soldiering, administering, and keeping the peace: reflections of an ex-military administrator. The Lord's Creations for PEFS, Programme on Ethnic and Federal Studies, Dept. of Political Science, University of Ibadan. ISBN 978-34203-0-5. 


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  4. ^ "Nigeria: Prominent politicians lose seats in national assembly". Vanguard (Nigeria). 14 April 2003. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Felix Umoru (18 May 2003). "Where Are the Aggrieved?". Newswatch. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Murjanatu M. Abba (22 January 2009). "Kaduna PDP Sets Up Disciplinary C'ttee". Daily Trust. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Board Members". Kaduna State Water Board. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Kaduna urges water contractors". 10 August 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  9. ^ Gov Dickson dies, leadership.ng; accessed 10 August 2015.