Victor Ozodinobi

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Victor Afamefula Ozodinobi
Administrator of Borno State, Nigeria
In office
22 August 1996 1997
Preceded by Ibrahim Dada
Succeeded by Augustine Aniebo

Colonel Victor Afamefula Ozodinobi was appointed military governor of Borno State in August 1996 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha. [1] He stopped the practice of using troops to perform farm work, prevalent both before and after his regime. [2] He was reportedly sacked from his position as governor and retired from the army because he insisted that scholarships should be reserved for the poor citizens of the state. [3] Another reason given is that during a fuel shortage he personally escorted some tanker loads of petrol to prevent them going astray. [4]

Borno State State in Nigeria

Borno, also known as Borno State, is a state in north-eastern Nigeria. Its capital is Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe State. It is the homeland of the Kanuri people in Nigeria.

Sani Abacha Military leader, politician

Sani Abacha was a Nigerian Army officer and dictator who served as the de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. He is also the first Nigerian soldier to attain the rank of a full star General without skipping a single rank.

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