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28.7.17

Checkout the the Official Car of Nigeria's First Republic Minister Spotted in Otukpo, Benue State (Photos)

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Checkout the the Official Car of Nigeria's First Republic Minister Spotted in Otukpo, Benue State (Photos)
 The wreckage of the official car of Nigeria's Minister of Mines and Power in the first republic, Jacob Obande has been found parked in Otukpo, Benue State.
Idoma Voice has exclusively published photos of the wreckage of the official car of Nigeria’s Minister of Mines and Power in the first republic, Jacob Obande, which was seen parked in Otukpo, Benue State.
 
The red-coloured vehicle without tyres and engine which is still parked at Chief J C Obande Street in Otukpo belongs to the minister of state in charge of the Nigerian Army and Establishments during the Nigerian First Republic, and who was also a Minister of Mines and Power.
 
 
During the second republic, Obande served as a state chairman for the defunct National Party of Nigeria. 
 
In 1951, he was an honourable representative from Idomaland in the Northern house of Assembly and later in 1954, he became a member of the Idoma/Otukpo Local Authority, and in 1958, he was the parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa.
 
 
Throughout his life, Obande served as member of various boards, including, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigeria Airways, Nigeria Hotels, Benue-Plateau Marketing Company and Nigeria reinsurance.
 
In 1959 Obande defeated other contenders to win the Idoma South East parliamentary elections.

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