Nigeria 62nd Independence Anniversary 2022

 

Nigeria Independence 2022

Happy Nigerian 62nd Independence Anniversary celebration from 1960 - 2022, the richest black nation in the world. A great day indeed for all Nigerians for the good the Lord has brought our way for the past 62 years as a nation.

Indeed, Nigeria is a blessed nation, despite all economic and security challenges facing the country, Nigeria is bouncing stronger till this moment of reflection as we look back and see how the nation had fed.

The nation experienced several republic in between military and civilian rule from 1960, when we had our independence from the British colonial rule.

Nigeria as a nation is operating a Federal System of Government with 36 states and the FCT, the seat of power. 

The country has experienced the leadership style of the military and the civilian rule as detailed below by Felix Omoko Blog.

Nigeria's Heads of State and Presidents till date

First Republic (1963–1966)

1. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904–1996)  (1 October 1963 16 January 1966

Military Government (1966–1979)

2. Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924–1966)  16 January 1966 29 July 1966            (assassinated.)

3. General Yakubu Gowon (born 1934)  1 August 1966 29 July 1975 (deposed.)

4. General Murtala Mohammed (1938–1976) 29 July 1975 13 February 1976 (assassinated.)

5. General Olusegun Obasanjo (born 1937) 13 February 1976 1 October 1979 (resigned.)


Second Republic (1979–1983) 

6. Alhaji Shehu Shagari (1925–2018)

1 October 1979 31 December 1983 (deposed.)

Military Government (1983–1993) 

7. Major General Muhammadu Buhari (born 1942) 31 December 1983 27 August 1985 (deposed.)

8. General Ibrahim Babangida (born 1941) 27 August 1985 26 August 1993 (resigned.)


Interim National Government (1993) 

9. Chief Ernest Shonekan (1936–2022) 26 August 1993 17 November 1993 (deposed.)


Military Government (1993–1999)

10. General Sani Abacha (1943–1998) 17 November 1993 - 8 June 1998 (died in office.)

11. General Abdulsalami Abubakar (born 1942) 8 June 1998 29 May 1999 (resigned.)


Fourth Republic (1999–present) 

12. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (born 1937) 29 May 1999 29 May 2007

13. Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951–2010) 29 May 2007 5 May 2010 (died in office)

14. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (born 1957) 5 May 2010 - 29 May 2015

15. Muhammadu Buhari  - (born 1942) 29 May 2015 - Incumbent.

Happy Independence!

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