Former Military Administrator Of Imo, Lagos Ndubuisi Kanu Is Dead
Former Military Administrator of Imo and Lagos States, Ndubuisi Kanu is dead.
He died at the age of 78 on Wednesday in a hospital after a brief illness.
His area of origin, Ugwunta in Isukwuato Local Government of Abia State is in a mourning mood.
Kanu fought on the Biafran side during the civil war and was reabsorbed into the Nigerian military at the end of the war in 1970.
Ndubuisi Kanu was appointed military governor of Imo State in March 1976 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo. He was the first governor after the decree that established the state from part of the old East Central State. He was transferred to become governor of Lagos State in 1977, leaving office in July 1978.
In July 1975, as a lieutenant commander, the deceased was appointed a member of Murtala Muhammed’s ruling Cabinet, the Supreme Military Council.
He was a member of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO). The group which fought for the revalidation of the late Moshood Abiola’s annulled June 12, 1993, presidential mandate.
Kanu was part of those who signed an ultimatum for the General Sani Abacha regime to revalidate Abiola’s mandate and hand over power.
Kanu was married thrice and has 10 children namely Simone, Audrey, Kelly, Karen, Paula, Jeffery, Vanessa, Samantha, Laura and Stephen.