Joseph Deshi Gomwalk


Joseph Deshi Gomwalk is the first Military Governor of Benue-Plateau where he served from 1967 – 1975. He hails from Ampang in Kanke Local Government Area and had his early education at Boy’s High School Gindiri before proceeding to University of Ibadan to obtain B.Sc in Zoology. J. D. Gomwalk is a professional Nigerian Police Commissioner. He established the Nigerian Standard in 1972 as a private investment but in 2003 it was a government owned establishment and had over 100,000 daily circulations.

Joseph Gomwalk was the brain behind the establishment of University of Ibadan satellite campus in Jos which later turned to University of Jos after Ahmadu Bello University rejected his bid in 1971.  However, J.D. Gomwalk was implicated in the failed coup by Suka Buka Dimka and was executed by firing squad in 14 May 1976.