Jeremiah Useni

Jeremiah Useni Biography / Profile

Jeremiah Timbut Useni was born on February 16, 1943 at Langtang in Plateau State. He is an indigene of Plateau State. He was a Lieutenant General in the Nigerian Army and responsible for the administration of Federal Capital Territory Abuja under the military junta of Sani Abacha.

He is the senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District at the National Assembly.


Jeremiah Useni Age

Jeremiah Useni is 81 years old.

Jeremiah Useni Early Life

Jerry Useni had his primary education at Langtang, Plateau State from 1950 to 1957. He then proceeded to the Nigerian  Military School , Zaria from 1957  to 1959. He was at the British Army Apprentices, College Chepstow, England from January 1959 to December 1961 where he obtained a Senior Certificate of Education. He also attended the Indian Military Acedemy, Deharadun India. He passed the Young Officers Transportation Course in England, he also has a Diploma in Advance Military Transportation, USA. He also attended Command and Staff College Jaji and the Institute of Policy and Stategic Studies Kuru, Jos

Useni is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport (Nigeria and British Chapter) as well as Fellow of the National War College(FNWC).

Jeremiah Useni Career

Jeremiah Useni as a military officer, served in various capacities including as Minister of Transport and Quarter Master of the Nigeria Army. 

He was at one time the Vice President of the All Nigeria Peoples Party(ANPP).

Useni reached the height  of national attention in Nigeria when he was appointed military governor of Nigeria’s defunct  Bendel  State in  January 1984.

He was the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory during the reign of General Sani Abacha and he was rumoured Abacha's successor after Abacha died in office in 1998.

In August 2001, Jeremiah Useni  was appointed head of the delegation of the Arewa Consultative Forum to meet and discuss common objectives with governors of the northern states and other leaders.

In 2003, he was Deputy National Chairman North for the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and became embroiled in internal power tussle with the National President of the ANPP, Chief Donald Etiebet in November 2004.

In May 2006, he left the ANPP to become president of a new party, the  Democratic People’s Party, taking other members of the progressive wing of the ANPP.  However, he was suspended indefinitely in December 2008 when he said the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa was a national sacrifice.

He ran for the Plateau South senatorial seat in the April 2011 elections, on the platform of the Democratic People’s Party(DPP) but was defeated by Victor Lar of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP).

In the 2015 elections, he again ran for the position but this time around, he won on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC) which he had defected to just before the April 2015 elections.

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