Today IBB is 82 years. Happy Birthday Maradona.

  • He created Yobe state,
  • He created Katsina state,
  • He created Taraba state,
  • He created Jigawa state,
  • He created Kebbi state
  • He created Enugu state,
  • He created Edo state,
  • He created Delta state,
  • He created Osun state.
  • He created Akwa Ibom state,
  • He created Federal Road Safety Corps
  • He created State Security Service (SSS)
  • He created National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
  • He created Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).
  • He built Asorock Villa.
  • He built Third Mainland Bridge, the largest bridge on the continent at the time.
  • He completed the Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station.
  • He constructed Toja Bridge in Kebbi.
  • He created the Jibia Water Treatment Plant.

-He built Challawa Cenga Dam in Kano.

  • Kano – Abuja Dual Carriageway FCT, Abuja.
  • Dam in Kano Others includes:
  1. ECOWAS Headquarters Secretariat Abuja.
  2. He constructed International Conference Centre Abuja.
  3. Constructed FHA Estates Nationwide.
  4. Constructed High Court Buildings in the States.
  5. Constructed Fed Secretariat in 36 States/Abuja.
  6. Constructed 2 Political Party Office in 36 States.
  7. Constructed the 4 Divisional Headquarters, Nigeria Army.
  8. Constructed Military Barracks in Abuja.
  9. Constructed Army School of Armour Bauchi.
  10. Nigeria Army Amphibious school Calabar.
  11. Constructed Quarters for the 4 GOCs
  12. Constructed Nigerian Navy Dockyard.
  13. Constructed Nigeria Dockyard Snake Island.
  14. Constructed Estate for workers of Federal Ministry of Works Housing & FMWH) Nationwide + FCT & Gwagwalada.
  15. Constructed Site & SVC’s Satellite towns of 20. Constructed Federal Supreme
    Isheri, Lagos, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Prototype Housing Schemes.
  16. Constructed FEPA Hdqrt, Abuja.
  17. FEPA Zonal Offices Nationwide & Central Laboratory, Yaba Lagos.
  18. Constructed National Eye Centre, Kaduna.
  19. Aluminium Smelter Company Ikot Abasi.
  20. Constructed Federal Supreme Court, Abuja.
  21. Constructed the Ajaokuta Steel Project Engineering Works.
  22. Constructed Abuja International Airport Phase 1&2.
  23. Constructed the National Assembly Abuja.
  24. Constructed the Presidential Villa Abuja.
  25. National Intelligence Agency(NIA) Headquarters.
  26. State Security Services(SSS) Abuja.
  27. Constructed Federal Mortgage Bank Hqrtr, Lagos.
  28. Federal Mortgage Bank branches nationwide.
  29. Constructed CBN Headquarters Abuja.
  30. Security & Minting Hdqters Abuja.
  31. Constructed Jabi District Abuja.
  32. Abuja Central Area Phase 1&2.
  33. Constructed Asokoro Area.
  34. Constructed Secretariat Buildings for States created in 1991.
  35. Houses of Assembly Complex for each States created in 1991.
  36. Judiciary Buildings for States created in 1991.
  37. Constructed Maitama Gen Hospital Abuja.
  38. Wuse Gen Hospital Abuja.
  39. State House Hospital Abuja.
  40. National Hospital in the States.
  41. Gusau Water Supply Scheme.
  42. Asokoro Water Supply.
  43. Kubwa Water Supply.
  44. Abuja Municipal Water supply.
  45. Gboko-Yandev Water Works.
  46. Boreholes for 1004 Housing.

And one school of thought will want me to believe that the worst civilian rule is better than the best military regime.

He did all these in 8 years, paid fuel subsidy, maintained a good dollar to Naira exchange and paid pension/ salary to workers.

But after 24 years of democracy, we are a disaster and worst of as a nation!

By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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