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Today In Nigerian History: 21st March

On this day in 2014, Nigerian police officer and administrator of Niger State and Ebonyi State, Simeon Olasukanmi Oduoye died…

Oduoye, who was born on April 13th, 1945, was elected senator for Osun Central in April 2007 on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform. As administrator of Ebonyi State, one of his first acts was to set up a committee to restructure the state civil service to ensure order, seniority, observance to rules and regulations and as being credited as a very well organised person who tried to establish civil service in Ebonyi state.

– In May 2008, as Vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Security and National Intelligence, Oduoye said the Senate was about to approve the establishment of a special court for financial crimes.


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