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History of Abia Leadership (Part 2)

Brig. Chinyere Ike Nwosu

Brig. Chinyere Ike Nwosu was the second Military Administrator of Abia State from December 1993 to September 1994.  As Abia State administrator, he was described as a very controversial administrator given to whimsical actions. In 1993, his wife Chinyere Nwosu established the Abia Less Privileged Organization (ALPO), to assist women in gaining accommodation and skills.



Navy Captain (later Commander) Temi Ejoor 

Navy Captain Temi Ejoor succeeded of Ike Nwosu as the 4th ruler and 3rd military administrator of Abia State from September 1994 to August 1996) during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. As Abia State administrator he earned the nickname “Wey my own?” among the locals because he reportedly asked this question about any government project, asking how big his cut would be. The concept of Obuaku City was conceived during his rule, as a new city to provide homes for people working in the nearby big cities of Aba and Port Harcourt, but little progress was made. He was succeeded by Col. Moses Fasanya.


Col. Moses Fasanya

Col. Fasanya served as the 5th ruler and 4th Military Administrator of Abia State from August 1996 to

August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. He made no difference and was succeeded by Lt. Col. Anthony Obi.



Lt. Col. Anthony Obi.

Lt. Col. Obi became 6th ruler and 5th Military Administrator of Abia State in August 1998. As administrator of Abia State, he built Camp Neya, a government retreat and golf course in Igbere, and commissioned it on his last day in office May 2,8 1999. On May 29, 1999, he handed over power to the 2nd civilian governor of the state Orji Uzor Kalu.

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