Meet the Nigerian general who has been governor of three different Nigerian states

Meet the Nigerian general who has been governor of three different Nigerian states

Meet the Nigerian general who has been governor of three different Nigerian states

We might have heard of the first woman to be the first lady of two different countries but am sure we might not have heard of the first man to hold such title in Nigeria. He was born on the 7th of January, 1947 in Ibadan.

 

Between 1955 and 1960, Raji Alagbe Rasaki received his elementary education in the Christ Apostolic Church Primary School in Ita-Olugbode, Ibadan. Between the years of 1962 and 1966, he had his secondary education in the Nigerian Military School in Zaria.

 

He was known as action governor due to the way in which he handled cases during his terms as governor, he is Brigadier-General Raji Alagbe Rasaki by name, he ruled and reigned over three different states in Nigeria respectively from 1986 to 1991.

From 1981, the Brigadier-General ruled Ogun state as it governor until 1987. From 1987, he was made the governor of Ondo state until 1988 which he became the governor of Lagos under the government of General Ibrahim Babangida until 1991. During his tenure as the Lagos governor, he was the officer who announced on the radio that the military coup of Major Orkar had been contained.

After retirements of military officials in 1993, retired Brigadier-General Rasaki pursued another career as he began writing several policies and memoirs, in 2005, he joined PDP. The retired Brigadier-General is currently seventy-four years of age.