Joseph Oni

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Colonel Joseph Olayeni Oni was the military governor of Niger State, Nigeria from July 1978 to October 1979 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.[1] Oni replaced Navy Commander Okoh Ebitu Ukiwe.[2] He established a budget of N157 million for 1979, of which N76 million was devoted to capital expenditure.[3]

Joseph Olayeni Oni
Governor of Niger State
In office
July 1978 – October 1979
Preceded byOkoh Ebitu Ukiwe
Succeeded byAwwal Ibrahim

Promoted to Brigadier, Oni was commander of the 1st Division from 9 January 1984 to 16 September 1985.[4] As Brigadier General, Oni was commander of the Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Nigerian Army, Minna from 15 September 1986 to 31 December 1987.[5]


  1. ^ The face of destiny: an account of early life of Nwoye. Bachudo Publishers. 2002. ISBN 978-35215-0-0.
  2. ^ Africa research bulletin: Political, social, and cultural series, Volumes 14-15. Africa Research. 1977. p. 4920.
  3. ^ Ibrahim Ahmed Biu (10 Apr 79). "Niger State Budget". Kaduna NEW NIGERIAN: 10. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "CHRONICLE OF COMMAND OF 1 DIVISION NIGERIAN ARMY". Nigerian Army. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  5. ^ "CHRONICLE OF COMMAND". Training and Doctrine Command,Nigerian Army. Retrieved 2010-05-20.