Former Military Governor of Bendel State, Vice Admiral Hussaini Abdullahi Is Dead

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Rabiu Omaku

Vice-Admiral (retired) Hussaini Abdullahi  was the former military Governor of defunt Bendel State from March 1976-July 1978 during the era of Olusegun Obasanjo and was succeeded by Abubakar Waziri.

He born March 3,1939 in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

As a lieutenant commander, Abdullahi was in charge of troop landings from NNS Lokoja during the capture of Bonny Island in July 1967, during the Nigerian Civil War.

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On 30 July 1975, the new Head of State Brigadier Murtala Muhammed announced that Captain Abdullahi had been appointed to the Supreme Military Council.

General Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Commodore Abdullahi Military Governor of Bendel State from March 1976 to July 1978.

After retiring from the navy as a vice-admiral, Abdullahi became chairman of the board of directors of the Inland Bank Nigeria.

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