Why Gen. Abacha Was Honoured With Centenary Award - Federal Government Reveals

Date: 01-03-2014 3:50 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Afolayon Masofunmomi
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The Federal Government had shortlisted 100 persons to be honoured with Centenary awards as part of Nigeria’s Centenary celebration and the late tyrant, Gen. Sani Abacha was on the list.
Abacha's inclusion sparked lots of controversy and Prof. Soyinka even rejected the award.
The federal government has said Abacha was among those receiving the centenary honours because he was a Nigerian soldier and politician who served as the de-facto President of Nigeria from1993 to 1998.
According to the federal government, though Abacha’s regime was very cotroversial, it was the first to record unprecedented economic achievements.
The fedearl government explained that there was an increase in Nigeria's foreign exchange reserves from $494 million in 1993 to $9.6 billion by the middle of 1997 which reduced the external debt of Nigeria from $36 billion in 1993 to $27 billion, adding that the inflation rate inherited from Babaginda's regime was reduced.
Abacha’s administration was also credited with creating the most comprehensive and realistic blueprint for Nigeria’s development through Vision 2010 committee chaired by his predecessor, Chief Ernest Shonekan.
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- adua at 1-03-2014 05:12 PM (7 years ago)
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Funny enough its is true. exchange rate was N 60 - $1 and when those white vultures came those that can remember the broadcast saying Nigeria would not borrow money. with that aside, the man was another low life to grace the seat in Abuja and the world is better off without his kind.
Posted: at 1-03-2014 05:12 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- adua at 1-03-2014 05:14 PM (7 years ago)
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And fuel was N 26 per litre. he was the only one that stood up to western economic slavery. Others simply played ball
Posted: at 1-03-2014 05:14 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- okilo101 at 1-03-2014 05:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Abacha had his virtues too...nt too much bad of a man tho!
Posted: at 1-03-2014 05:20 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Maureenwhite at 1-03-2014 05:50 PM (7 years ago)
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He deserve it anyway
Posted: at 1-03-2014 05:50 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- micc at 1-03-2014 06:00 PM (7 years ago)
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Ok na
Posted: at 1-03-2014 06:00 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- lakman at 1-03-2014 06:04 PM (7 years ago)
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his name should be there because he was too brutal and inhuman.
Posted: at 1-03-2014 06:04 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- gbojac at 1-03-2014 06:38 PM (7 years ago)
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whaT
Posted: at 1-03-2014 06:38 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- medmusky at 1-03-2014 08:02 PM (7 years ago)
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R.I.P. ABACHA
Posted: at 1-03-2014 08:02 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Samadaji at 1-03-2014 09:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Wahala dey
Posted: at 1-03-2014 09:20 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 1-03-2014 09:30 PM (7 years ago)
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Let's be sincere. He was better than OBJ. He loot, yes but protected our economy. D looters are more now anyway
Posted: at 1-03-2014 09:30 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- osarobo62 at 1-03-2014 10:03 PM (7 years ago)
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how much is left in the foreign reserve now Huh?
Posted: at 1-03-2014 10:03 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- chicco77 at 1-03-2014 10:34 PM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 1-03-2014 10:34 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- osamabinladin at 1-03-2014 10:35 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 1-03-2014 10:35 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- 2bify at 1-03-2014 10:46 PM (7 years ago)
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I wounder why people call GEJ names. thumbs up my presdoo, Abacha was a no nonsence man, he is far better than many of the so called civilians, Abacha loveD Nigeria so much that he never allowed the so called westerners to rule over him, More awards will come his way, Thank u once again Mr presdoo GEJ
Posted: at 1-03-2014 10:46 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 1-03-2014 10:59 PM (7 years ago)
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Whatever
Posted: at 1-03-2014 10:59 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- DRraze at 1-03-2014 11:12 PM (7 years ago)
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Abacha was against modern slavery in the name of westernisation and I respect him for that.
Posted: at 1-03-2014 11:12 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DRraze at 1-03-2014 11:21 PM (7 years ago)
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The late Lawrence Omohiagbon Anini should also be honored. He stoop up against Government and greedy business men in his time. He believed in the freedom of the common man. He was a grassroot lover, he threw money on the streets for the poor. He never attacked poormen, as a matter of fact he loved the poor.
Posted: at 1-03-2014 11:21 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 1-03-2014 11:24 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 1-03-2014 11:24 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Mobbysmartins at 1-03-2014 11:34 PM (7 years ago)
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He was a hero.He was not perfect.No one is perfect.In his time,he removed Nigeria from the shackles of International Monetary Fund(IMF),International Bank for Reconstruction and Development(IBRD,WORLD BANK) and their worrisome conditionalities which are the modern days tools of economic slavery.The Western world killed him for that.Though he  had some human right problems,all soldiers do,I strongly believe Nigeria would have been a better place economically if he was not killed.He deserve the honour.
Posted: at 1-03-2014 11:34 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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