JANUARY


2nd General Babangida presents budget speech from Abuja, the new Fed­eral Capital.

Highlights of the budget:

  • Free tariff on importation of cement, spare parts etc
  • 30 civilian governors sworn-in

They are:

NAME                                        STATE

  • Ogbonnaya Onu Abia
  • Alhaji Saleh Michika                         Adamawa
  • Chief Akpan Isemin Akwa Ibom
  • Chukwuemeka Ezeife Anambra
  • Fr. Moses Adasu                  Benue
  • Clement Ebri Cross River
  • Chief Felix Ibru               Delta
  • Chief John Oyegun Edo
  • Okwesilieze Nwodo Enugu
  • Chief Evan Enwerem              Imo
  • Ali Sa’adu Birnin Kudu Jigawa
  • Dabo Lere                                 Kaduna
  • Alhaji Saidu Barda Katsina
  • Alhaji Kabiru Gaya Kano
  • Alhaji Abubakar Musa               Kebi
  • Alhaji Abubakar Audu Kogi
  • Alhaji Shaaba Lafiagi Kwara
  • Musa M. Inuwa Niger
  • Chief Segun Osoba Ogun
  • Chief B. Ishola Olumilua             Ondo
  • Chief Isiaka A. Adeleke             Osun
  • Chief Kolapo Ishola                         Oyo
  • Fidelis Tapgun                                              Plateau
  • Rufus Ada George                              Rivers
  • Jolly Nyame                             Taraba
  • Alhaji Abba Ibrahim                             Yobe
  • Alhaji Yahaya Abdul Karim             Sokoto

– General Babangida dissolves National Council of Ministers (to facilitate the rationalisation of the Federal Ministries, which have been reduced from 26 to 16).

13th Clement Akpamgbo and other new ministers sworn in by General Babangida in a reconstituted cabinet.

15th General Babangida remembers the unknown soldiers at the Memorial Arcade, Abuja.

23rd Two Ministers absent during the June 13 swearing in ceremony. They are Major General (rtd) Ike Nwachukwu and Alh. Ismaila Gwazo, Min­ister of State for Police Affairs.

29th Nigeria welcomes President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt to Abuja on a three-day state visit.