A former military administrator of Oyo and Ondo States, Colonel Ahmed Usman is dead.
It was gathered that Usman died around 3.00am on Wednesday in Jos, the Plateau State capital at the age of 70 after a brief illness.
The remains of his body are being moved to his village, Okura-Lafia, Kogi State for burial according to Muslim rites, Naija News understands.
Usman was the military administrator of Ondo State from August 1994 to August 1996 and also the military governor of Oyo State between August 1996 to August 1998.
He is famous for his role as the chairman of military administrators (MILADS) of the Odu’a states, during which time he had a running battle with persons who bought assets of Odu’a companies, some of which were retrieved.
In other news, the lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, has accused that state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of inaugurating roads his (Okorocha) administration constructed.
The former Governor of Imo State stated this while reacting to the inauguration of Akachi Road in Owerri by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, last Friday.
Okorocha who reacted through his spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo, said the road was constructed by his administration in 2011.
He said, “The Akachi Road which Governor Uzodinma is inaugurating today was constructed by Okorocha the moment he came in as governor in 2011.”
“The place where the Akachi Road was constructed was a thick forest. Okorocha constructed the road, it was completed and inaugurated.”
Source: Naija News