Thursdays are meant for throwback on social media which bring us to the list of Nigerian military leaders till date.
Remembering our leaders who ruled in khaki uniform on a day like this brings back the memories of their lifestyle, government policies, and so on.
Here are photos of Nigerian military leaders;
- Major General Agunyi Ironsi: Aguiyi-Ironsi was the first military ruler. He spent 194 days as Nigeria’s military head of state.
- General Yakubu Gowon: Yakubu Gowon was in office for 8 years (1st of August 1966- July 29th 1975)
- General Murtala Mohammed: He spent 199 days (29 July 1975-13 February 1976) in office as he was assassinated.
4. Major General Olusegun Obasanjo: He ruled for 3 years (13 February 1976- 1, October 1979) before he resigned.
5. General Muhammadu Buhari: He was in office from December 31st 1983 to August 27 1985 before he was deposed.
6. General Ibrahim Babangida: The Niger State born military man ruled from 27 August 1985 to 26 August 1993.
7. General Sani Abacha: He was in office from 17 November 1993 to 8 June 1998 when he died in office.
8. General Abdusalami Abubakar: He was in office from 8, June 1998 before handing to a democratic president on May 29, 1999.