Why Abacha Was Included In Centenary Award List – FG

WIDOW OF THE LATE GEN. SANI ABACHA, MARYAM ABACHA, RECEIVING THE AWARD ON BEHALF OF HER HUSBAND ON FRIDAY.
WIDOW OF THE LATE GEN. SANI ABACHA, MARYAM ABACHA, RECEIVING THE AWARD ON BEHALF OF HER HUSBAND ON FRIDAY.

The Nigerian government yesterday said although the late military dictator, General Sani Abacha’s regime was one of the most controversial in the nation’s history, he still deserved to be honoured.

The government also explained why the dark-goggle wearing military dictator, who ruled from 1993 to 1998, was among those that received the centenary award for 100 outstanding Nigerians and foreigners.

The government stated this position in the awardees’ brochure where a brief citation was written against each recipient’s name and reasons given why they deserved to be so honored. The citation and reasons where read during the Centenary honors Award night held inside the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The federal government said Mr. Abacha was also a Nigerian soldier and former leader. The government said his regime recorded unprecedented economic milestones in Nigeria’s history.

Abacha’s regime, the citation mentioned, oversaw an increase in the country’s foreign exchange reserves from $494 million in 1993 to $9.6 billion by the middle of 1997; and reduced the country’s external debt from $36 billion in 1993 to $27 billion in 1997.

The government also noted that the Abacha military junta had brought all the controversial privatisation programs of the Ibrahim Babangida administration to a halt, reduced an inflation rate of 54 per cent inherited from the previous regime to 8.5 per cent between 1993 and 1998, while the nation’s primary commodity, oil, was at an average of $9 per barrel.

15 COMMENTS

  1. The truth Shall set us free . Allah ya jikan General Sani Abacha .. He was a Man , a courageuos Leader , a commander in chief . May his Gentle soul rest in peace . Amin

  2. I have nothing against gen Sabi Abacha.. may his soul RIP, LET ME point out that no one is perfect. during Abacha’d regime my family was able yo have a financial turnaround because he came into power and increased the salary of refinery staffs, before then my dad was paid peanuts and till today my dad cannot forget what a great man he was. RIP GEN

    • @stupid people… God bless u jare. I cant believe people will even still mention the name ‘Abacha’ in the corridors of graet Nigerian. One stupid person even commented that he likes abacha bcos he increased his fathers salary. selfish soul, what of the fathers and mothers that Abacha murdered???The most annoying of it all is that so called daugher of the gunta, Gumsu, attacking a nobel laurel winnner/professor for voicing out his personal opinion. its not her fault really, na because she lived exclusively on ‘ill-gotten’ wealth and have even decided to turn deaf ears to the voices on the street. I have no quarell with all northerners that regarded Abacha as a hero, u guys are birds of a feather…but any southerner that regard him as a hero is a traitor and a psychophant…GBAM!!!!!!

  3. May God touch the heart of our leaders to know that this world is a market. that the day of reckoning will later come. God bless Nigeria

  4. the idiots in this country will never stop amazing me. only a fool would support abacha. There’s a reason god killed the idiot. he wasn’t worth his breath. His stupid daughter, Gumsu, is going around trying to make him seem better. you should have encouraged him to live you a better legacy. A good name is better than silver and gold. Abacha, you may have killed people but you’re dead now and history is judging you and your useless family. you’re the scum of the earth and will never know any form of peace. your name will always be linked with evil and it doesn’t matter what you do to try to change that.

  5. Almost all comments were made by real pple except stupidpple n anonymous. Cowards, is all I can call u. U say Abacha killed, what is d present Govt doing? Tell me. Didn’t dis Govt kill and still killing children and other innocent citizens and non-citizens? Who is d masked BH? Why hide under a cover? Cowards! Idiots!

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