Top 5 Youngest Presidents In Nigeria History.
1. General Yakubu Gowon (31 years Old)
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He was born on October 19th, 1934.
Following the assassination of foremost fashionable Aguiyi-Ironsi, the second Nigerian president and the primary army head of the country on July 29, 1966, Gowon took over. He became the 3rd President of Nigeria and the youngest head of state ever on August 1, 1966, before his 32nd birthday on October 19th.
Gowon has the longest tenure in Nigerian history (1966–1975).
2. General Murtala Muhammed (37 years Old)
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He was born on November 8, 1938. After criticizing general Aguiyi-Ironsi’s management and serving as a federal commissioner beneath Gowon, he stepped into office on July 29, 1975.
Gen. Muhammed has become the fourth Nigerian head of state at the age of 37. He becomes assassinated ten days after developing nine new states Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Imo, Niger, Ogun, and Ondo. The introduction happened on February 3, 1976.
3. General Olusegun Obasanjo (39 years old)
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He was born on May 5, 1937. The supreme military Council appointed him as the pinnacle of the country on Feb thirteen, 1976.
Obasanjo is the primary character to rule Nigeria as an army leader and a civilian president when he was 39 years old.
4. Major General Muhammadu Buhari (41 Years Old)
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Nigeria current president became the head of state on December 31, 1983. He was 41 years old at the time. He was born on December 17, 1942.
5. Major General Aguiyi-Ironsi (42 Years Old)
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Nigeria second president was born on March 3, 1924. He became the head of state after Nnamdi Azikiwe was overthrown in 1966.
Aguiyi-Ironsi was 42 years old at the time. His regime lasted from January 16, 1966, to July 29, 1966.