Navy Captain Joseph Adeduro Adeusi (Rtd) is dead. He was Military Governor of Akwa Ibom State from August 1996 to August 1998.
A minute silence was observed in his honour at the Government House Prayer Meeting on Saturday.
He was Military Governor of Akwa Ibom State from August 1996 to August 1998. As administrator, Adeusi founded the Akwa United Football Club, which played their inaugural match against the Rangers International F.C of Enugu in December 1996.
He initiated a probe into the government of Uyo Local Government Area, which was headed by John James Akpanudoedehe, who later became Senator. In January 1998 he had to deal with protests over an oil spill from a Mobil pipeline. He spent over nine hours negotiating with several thousand demonstrators, eventually agreeing to establish a claims office in Eket. Over 300 of the demonstrators were later detained. Died at the age of 76years.