DECEMBER


1st Local Government election campaign kicks-off throughout the country.

3rd President Babangida leaves Lagos on a three-day official visit to Rivers and Cross River States.

4th Babangida meets OPEC ministers on a visit to two black African members of the organization. Babangida hosts President Moussa Traore of Mali

7th Members of Transition to Civil Rule Tribunal (Decree No. 19 of 1987) sworn-in. They are:

  • Justice Fred Anyaegbunam
  • Alhaji Adamu Waziri
  • Aishat Balogun
  • Police Commissioner Joseph Iyamabo
  • Fifth member absent at the swearing in ceremony.
  • General Babangida embarks on three-day official visit to Cameroon.

12th Local government elections held:

– Total number of candidates in 19 states including Abuja =14,768

20th President Babangida presents a sword of honour to the best all round cadet, S.A. Yaro at the passing-out parade of Army and Airforce ca­dets of the 36th Regular and 28th short-service courses respectively at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.

21st Babangida reshuffles cabinet

Highlights:

  • 2 ministers dropped
  • 3 new ones appointed
  • additional ministry created.

New Ministry:

  • Ministry of Transport – headed by Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, former minister of National planning.
  • Finance and Economic Planning Ministries merged and headed by Dr. Chu P.S. Okongwu.

30th The National Boundary Commission Decree No. 38 of 1987, which deals with inter-state boundary problems between towns and villages promulgated.