How I became Head of State at 32 – Gowon

A former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), has described as accidental his emergence as Nigeria’s head of state at age 31.

The retired military general became the third President of Nigeria and youngest Head of State ever on August 1, 1966, before his 32nd birthday on October 19th. At the time, he served the longest tenure in Nigerian history as president between 1966-1975. till date, Gowon remains the longest serving Nigerian head of State with 9 years at a go…Read more

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