Worst president Nigeria ever had from 1960 till date

worst president Nigeria ever had.

worst president of Nigeria from 1960 till date

see the worst president Nigeria ever had from 1960 till date and what he did that earned him. this position.


nigeria system of government and their presidents.


Nigeria is one of the country in Africa that’s currently practicing democratic system of government.

Nigeria as a country came into existence in the year 1914, during this period, they are being ruled by Colonia masters.

in the year 1960, Nigeria got her independent and start ruling the country on their own.

from that 1960 to around 1990, Nigeria had been practicing two system of government; democratic system (civil rule ) and military rule.

Nigeria had many past leaders which seven of them are British while others were Nigerians.

let’s continue with the worst president Nigeria ever had and what he did that made people to conclude on this.


worst president Nigeria ever had from 1960 till date.


during the president regime of all nigeria past Presidents, No regime is ever marked 100% good due to one reason or another.

Nigeria is a very big country that it will be a hard work for one person to control as it is made up of people from different tribes, different religious believe and also different political parties.


ethno-religious issue is one of the major issue Nigeria presidents normally faces, the wise and good people that rulled Nigeria tried by all means to overcome this issue and also attain to the need of the people.

among all the people that have rulled Nigeria, among all the president that Nigeria ever had from 1960 till date, the worst president Nigeria ever had is sani abacha.


on the next section, you will see what earned him this badge as Nigeria worst president.

let’s see a summary of his biography and other important information you may need about Him.


sani abacha biography.


Sani Abacha was a Nigerian military general who served as the military head of state of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998.

He was also Chief of Army Staff between 1985 to 1990; Chief of Defence Staff between 1990 to 1993; and Minister of Defence. In 1993, Abacha became the first Nigerian Army officer to attain the rank of a full military general without skipping a single rank

sani abacha died in the year 1998 and was buried the day off his death according to Muslim tradition, his death was said to be an issue of heart attack though there’s still much talk about his death.


what made sani abacha the worst president Nigeria ever had.

as I told you before, there’s uncountable reason that made him the worst among all the president that ever ruled Nigeria.

here among others are the reasons why sani abacha is called the worst president Nigeria ever had.


Organizing of coup

abacha became the president of Nigeria through the process of coup


embezzlement of public funds.

among all the president that ever ruled Nigeria, sani abacha was seen as the number one when it comes to looting of government Money.

in fact, sani abacha was the only Nigeria president that was caught with More than sufficient proof that he embezzled the federal government money.

here is one of the proof about abacha looted money as the information was displayed on his Wikipedia page.

In 2004, a list of the ten most self-enriching leaders in the previous two decades was released; in order of amount allegedly stolen, the fourth-ranked of these was Abacha and his family who are alleged to have embezzled $1 billion – $5 billion.

 In 2002, false rumours circulated that Abacha’s family purportedly agreed to return $1.2 billion. Sources in the Obasanjo administration disclosed that the whole Abacha loot was politicised by the administration for his re-election bid

On 7 August 2014, the United States Department of Justice announced the forfeiture of US$480 million, the largest in its history, to the Nigerian government. The U.S. Justice Department, Jersey courts and the government of Nigeria completed a civil asset forfeiture against the funds and they will be divided between those countries.


maltreatment of government officials.

many government officials had a bad time with abacha as he does anything he wish to, without thinking twice or receiving advise from anyone.

Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election and ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo were jailed for treason during abacha regime, Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka was charged in absentia with treason



killing of activist and human right abuse.

many Human right activist were killed during abacha regime; Mr Abacha’s government was marred by human rights abuses, especially the hanging of activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, one of several executions of Ogoni activists who opposed to the exploitation of resources in their enclaves.


bringing bad image to Nigeria in the international level.

in 1995, the Abacha regime comes under worldwide condemnation and Nigeria is suspended from The Commonwealth after the execution of the Ogoni Nine, environmentalists who were protesting against the activity of the government and oil giant Shell. Among them was Ken Saro-Wiwa, a poet and Nobel Prize nominee.

the money abacha looted also brought bad name to the image of Nigeria.



as you have seen this, It’s really hard to be a president of Nigeria but the case of sani abacha is not only that he couldn’t attain to the need of the people, his case is the issue of human right abuse and embezzlement of public funds.

if you have any thing to say about this topic, you can use the comment section Below.

Leave a Comment