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Academic Directors – National Defence College, Nigeria

Director of Curriculum Programmes Development - Commodore Mustapha Bala Hassan

Commodore Mustapha Bala Hassan is a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy and was commissioned into the Nigerian Navy in 1993. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria (1992) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Electrical Electronics from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ife, Nigeria (2004). He also holds a Masters of Art Degree in International Relations from the University of Ghana (2006) and Masters of Science Degree in National Security and War Studies from the National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan (2015). He is currently a PhD student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

The military courses attended by Commodore Hassan include the Officers’ Long Course in Nigeria, where he graduated as a communications specialist in 2003. He did his Senior Staff Course at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, from 2005-2006. Commodore Hassan did his National Defence Course in 2014 at the National Defence University Islamabad, Pakistan.

Some appointments held by Commodore Hassan include Directing Staff at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College Ghana, Chief Instructor at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Nigeria, and Commanding Officer Nigerian Navy Ship NWAMBA. He was also the Deputy Command Operations Officer of the Central Naval Command in Nigeria and was subsequently appointed the Deputy Director Maritime Domain Awareness at the Naval Headquarters Abuja. He was subsequently appointed the Director of Joint Maritime Operations of the Naval War College Nigeria. Commodore Hassan is currently the Director of Curriculum and Programmes Development at the National Defence College Abuja.

Commodore Hassan’s hobbies include travelling, golfing and sailing.

Director, Information and Communications Technology - Air Commodore Gabriel Adebayo Kehinde

Air Cdre Gabriel Adebayo Kehinde was born on 24 Mar 70 at Ikpe Annang in Essien Udim LGA of Akwa State to Late Capt and Mrs JK Adesina. He however hails from Erigo in Ijebu North East LGA of Ogun State. He attended Army Children Schools Lagos, Zaria and Ibadan between 1976 and 1982 and Eleyele High School, Ibadan from 1982-1987. He joined the NDA in 1989 as a member of 41 RC and was commissioned into the NAF as a pilot officer on 17 Sep 94.

Air Cdre AG Kehinde has attended several courses among which are; Ab- initio Flying Training at  301 FTS, Basic Armament Officers’ Course at  AFIT Kaduna, Type-rating cse on Alpha Jet Armament systems and the PL 9C Missile Cse in China. He attended Junior and Senior Courses at AFCSC in 2002 and 2005. Between 2016 and 2017, the senior officer was a Participant at NDC Abuja from where he graduated as the best Air Force participant. He holds a BSc degree in Biological Sciences (NDA), Masters International  Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos (2001) and MA in Conflict, Security and Development from the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford UK (2012). The snr offr has the FSS and MSS awards and is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and associate member of the Nigerian Society of International Affairs among other professional bodies.

Adebayos  first posting was to 3 Armament Maintenance Centre (AMC) Kainji where he served as Admin Offr and later OC Flt Line Services from 1994 to 1997. He served as an Instructor at Air Force Military School, Jos between 1997 and 1999. After the completion of his Snr Course in 2006, he was posted again to 3

Armament Maintenance  Centre, Kainji where he served as CO. He was also the Command Armament Officer at HQ Logistics Command Lagos in 2008 and later CO 1 Armament Maintenance Centre, Makurdi in 2009. Between 2011 and 2014, he was a Directing Staff at the Senior  Course in AFCSC and later headed the Works Production Centre of AFCSC. From AFCSC, he was posted to the AWC, where he served as a Directing Staff from 2014 to 2015 after which he returned to the AFCSC as a CI both at the Department of Air Warfare and Department of Joint Studies. In 2017, he was posted to DICON as the Director of Production and in July 2018 to 633 Central Armament Deport Makurdi as Commander. In February

2019 he was  posted to the National Defence College as a Directing Staff and subsequently appointed as the Director Information  Communication and Technology in January 2020.

Air Cdre AG Kehinde enjoys playing Lawn Tennis, Badminton and Table Tennis. He was married to Mrs Abigail Ibidun Kehinde and blessed with 2 sons.