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Paul Omeruo Nigeria politician and army officer

Colonel (retired) Paul Uzoanya N. Omeruo was the Military Administrator of Kogi State, Nigeria from December 1993 to August 1996 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.
Omeruo dealt unsuccessfully with major challenges, and was subject to considerable criticism during his term in office. In August 1994 an 8-hour downpour created massive damage in the state capital, wiping out most of the progress of the past three years. Omeruo estimated that it would cost N500 million to repair the damage. With a severe budget deficit, Omeruo said that the government would have to lay off 40% of its workers so it could pay the others on time and address developmental requirements. On 3 February 1996 he suspended the state-owned newspaper The Graphic indefinitely for making negative attacks on the state and federal government.

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