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Academic Directors – National Defence College, Nigeria

Director, Department of Coordination - Brig Gen OO Obolo

Brig Gen Oluremi Olawale Obolo was born on 26 April 1975 in Ondo State, Nigeria. He is a member of the 45 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy. He was commissioned on 19 September 1998 in the rank of Second Lieutenant into the Infantry Corps of the Nigerian Army. He grew through the ranks as at when due till he was promoted Brig Gen in 2021.

Brig Gen Obolo served in several units and formations which include 35 Battalion, 65 Battalion, 4 Brigade, 81 Division, 7 Division, HQ Infantry Corps and Centre, Nigerian Defence Academy, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, HQ and Sector 4 Operation DELTA SAFE, HQ Nigerian Army and Ministry of Defence. He is currently serving in the National Defence College (NDC). Some of the appointments, held include: Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Battalion Adjutant, Instructor, Commanding Officer, Directing Staff, Chief Instructor, Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff and Sector Commander. He was a Directing Staff in the NDC before his current appointment as the Director of Coordination.

He participated in several Operations within and outside Nigeria including Operation Harmony IV in Bakasi Peninsular, Op FLUSH OUT II in Katsina, Op MESA in Lagos, Op ZAMAN LAFIYA and Op LAFIYA DOLE in the North East, Nigeria and Op DELTA SAFE in South South Nigeria. Brig Gen Obolo served in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Sierra Leone 2001/2002 as a member of the Nigerian Contingent. He was also an observer in the United Nations Mission in Burundi 2005/2006. Brig Gen Obolo attended several courses commensurate to his rank which include; Junior Command and Staff Course Jaji Kaduna, Senior Course Quetta Pakistan, Unit Command and Staff Course Sylhet Bangladesh, UN Civil-Military Coordination Course Accra Ghana, International Humanitarian Law Instructor’s Course Jaji Kaduna, Defence Advisers Course and National Defence Course Amman Jordan.

He holds a First-Class Honours Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from NDA Kaduna, MSc Arts and Science of Warfare from Pakistan, MSc Computing and Security from Kings College London, MSc Management and Strategic Studies from Mutah University Jordan and Master in Leadership Studies from NDA Kaduna. The senior officer loves reading, listening to music, travelling and making friends. At his leisure, he plays Golf and keeps fit. He is married and blessed with children.

Director, Department of Higher Military Organisations (DHMO) - Brig Gen Oluwafemi Daniel WILLIAMS

Brigadier General Oluwafemi Daniel Williams was born on 5 June 71, he hails from OTTO, Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State. He attended Subuola Primary School, Surulere Lagos, thereafter proceeded to Ansar-UD-Deen High School, Surulere Lagos where he obtained his first school leaving certificate and WASC/WAEC GCE in 1988/89. He successfully gained admission into the Prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 42 Regular Course, where he obtained his first Degree in Bachelor of Science (Bsc) Honours in Physics and was commissioned as a Regular Combatant Officer in the rank of 2/Lt into the Nigerian Army Armoured Corp on 16 Sep 95.

On commission, Brig Gen Femi has served in several formations and units, some of which are 241 Recce Bn Nguru, 244 Recce Bn Shaki, 35 Bn Katsina (For OP), Depot Nigerian Army Zaria, 212 Tank Bn Maiduguri. Others include, Deputy COS 23 Bde Yola, Gar Comd 23 Brigade Yola, SO II PKO AHQ DATOPS, CO MOGADISHU BN NDA, CO Admin 7 Div Gar Maiduguri, COS 22 Bde Dikwa, DCOS G3, G9 HQ 3 Div JOS, AHQ DOAA DD Dept of Veteran Affairs (Sldrs), CO 244 Bn Saki and Director Auto Department, NAAS Bauchi. He is currently, a Member of Faculty/Director DHMO at NDC, Abuja. Femi has attended several military courses within his career, these include Young Officers Course Armr/Inf, RISO Course, Platoon Comd’s Course Armr/Inf, Company Comd’s Course Armr/Inf, Battalion Comd’s Course Armour. He also attended both JC and SC at the Prestigious Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna and finally had his Strategic Course at the National Defence College, Herbert Macaulay, Abuja, as a participant of course 27, where he obtained a Fellow Defence Course (fdc). He bagged his Masters (MSc) in Conflict Security and Development (MCSD) in 2015 and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in 2020 at Nigerian Defence Academy, Post Graduate School, Kaduna. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), member of Nigerian Army Resource Center (NARC) and Alumni Association of National Defence College (AANDEC)

Since on commission, Brig Gen Williams has acquired some operational experiences both at home and abroad, notable of these are, Op ZAKI Yobe State, Op MEKA Jigawa State, ECOMOG Op NIBATT 38, UNAMSIL, SOI JLOC UNAMID, OP ZAMAN LAFIYA, OP LAFIYA DOLE and OP AYEM AKPATUMA in Taraba State respectively.

He is happily married to Mrs Mojisola Elizabeth Williams and the union is blessed with 3 beautiful children. He enjoys playing lawn tennis, travelling, reading and watching films.

Director, Department of Curriculum and Programmes Development (DCPD) - Commodore Mohammed Adamu MUYE

Commodore Mohammed Adamu Muye was born on 27 May 1972 at Muye in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State. He had his primary and secondary educations in Muye Primary School, Muye and Government Secondary School, Minna respectively. He gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna  on 16 August 1991 as a member of 43 Regular Course. Thereafter, he was commissioned into the Nigerian Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant   on 21 September 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the NDA, Kaduna, a Higher National Diploma in Sports Management from the National Institute for Sports, Lagos, Masters in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria as well as Masters in National Security and War Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

As part of the prerequisites for promotion to higher ranks, the senior officer has attended several military courses. Amongst which are the Military Police Basic Officers’ Course and the Police Administration and Security Management Course both at Nigerian Army School of Military Police, Basawa, Zaria. Cdre Muye also attended the Officers’ Long Course at Nigerian Navy Ship QUORRA where he specialized in Navigation and Direction as well as both the Junior Staff and the Senior Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Nigeria. Additionally, the senior officer had his Defence Course at the National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Cdre Muye has held a number of appointments since commissioning. Some of these appointments include Watch Keeping Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship EKUN, Assistant Sports Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, Provost Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship VICTORY and Staff Officer II at the Provost Headquarters, Naval Headquarters Abuja. Thereafter, the Guest Lecturer was nominated as a Military Observer to the United Nations Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo. Other appointments held include Navigation Officer onboard Nigerian Navy Ship NWAMBA and Nigerian Navy Ship LANA at various times as well as Instructor, Navigation and Direction School, Nigerian Navy Ship QUORRA. He was also a member of Directing Staff at the AFCSC Jaji where he was conferred with the prestigious award of the symbol psc+.  The senior officer was the pioneer Commanding Officer of Nigerian Navy Ship DORINA where he bagged the Command at Sea Badge award. He was also the Assistant Director Policy, Policy and Plans Branch at the NHQ, Abuja. He was equally the pioneer Commanding Officer of the Naval Outpost, IKURU, Akwa Ibom State. The senior officer was also a Chief Instructor at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, an Assistant Director (PLANS) at the Policy and Plans Branch, NHQ, Abuja, as well as the Defence Attaché, Luanda, Angola. Cdre MA Muye is currently a Member of Faculty and the Director of Curriculum and Programmes Development at the National Defence College, Nigeria.

He is married to Mrs Maryam Mohammed Muye and they are blessed with 4 children. During his leisure time, he enjoys playing Volleyball, Squash and Badminton. He is also an ardent follower of Football.

Director, Department of National and Military Strategy (DNMS) - Air Commodore ....

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Director, Department of National and Geo-Political Affairs (DNGA) - Ambassador Audu-Rafiu Olusola ENIKANOLAIYE

Ambassador Audu-Rafiu Olusola ENIKANOLAIYE was bom on 14th September 1959 in Igbagun, Yagba East Local Government, Kogi State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with First Class Honours in June 1981. Ambassador Enikanolaiye completed his National Youth Service in Lagos State in July 1982 before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an External Affairs Officer, Grade 08 on 4th August 1982.

He attended the Ministry’s one-year Foreign Service Academy in Lagos in 1984 and came top of his class. Thereafter, he obtained a Masters’ degree in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) from the University of Lagos with Distinction in November 1992. Prior to this, he attended the University of Oxford, England for a postgraduate course in Diplomatic Studies from October 1990 -June 1991 and passed with Distinction.

In his diplomatic career, Ambassador Sola Enikanolaiye served in various capacities at home and abroad, including as a Special Assistant to the Special Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on International Relations at the State House from November 1999 to April 200 I. While at Headquarters, he served as an active member of various top management and policy making Committees and bodies, especially in his capacity as Assistant Director, Deputy Director and Director in the Office of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs where he served four Honourable Ministers.

Abroad, Ambassador Enikanolaiye served in many of Nigeria’s diplomatic missions abroad notably Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Belgrade, (Serbia), Ottawa, (Canada), London (UK) and lastly as Nigeria’s Head of Mission in New Delhi (India). He was also member of the Nigerian delegations to several Summits and International Conferences of the ECOWAS, the OAU/AU, Commonwealth and the United Nations, among others.

He has contributed significantly to the development and articulation of Nigeria’s foreign policy and diplomatic practice with emphasis on institutional development, security, development and peacekeeping matters, including the transformation of the Organisation of African Unity to the African Union, the evolution of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRNI) as well as on regional integration, among others.

He was appointed Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs effective 5th August 2016 from where retired on 4th August 2017 after 35 years of active, meritorious and unblemished service. In the course of his career, Ambassador Enikanolaiye visited over fifty (50) countries in different parts of the world.

He has published several articles in leading Nigerian newspapers and lectured extensively on Nigeria’s foreign policy at several fora within the Ministry, the Foreign Service Academy, the National Defence College, Abuja, Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State, the Nigerian Army War College, Abuja, and the Defence  Intelligence College, including the National Defence College of India, New Delhi, India.

He is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigeria Socicty of International Law, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and the Institute of Directors (IoD).

He is the recipient of the twin 2017 Public Service Awards, namely, the Presidential Civil Service Merit Award and the Presidential Distinguished Public Service Career Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to the Service, making him the only Public Servant to have bagged both Awards in 2017.

He is currently on contract appointment as the Director, National Geopolitical Affairs at the National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria.

He is married to Mrs Adunni ENlKANOLAlYE (Nee Olorunnishola) and blessed with three girls, a boy and three grandchildren.

Director, Department of Academic Research and Analytical Support (DARAS) - Commodore...

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Director, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) - Air Commodore Osichinaka Chiedu UBADIKE

Air Cdre Osichinaka Chiedu Ubadike is an Aircraft Engineer by specialization. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with First Class honors from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). He also holds a Master of Science in Electrical/Electronics Engineering as well as Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy all from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaira.  He further holds a Master of Philosophy in Defence and Strategic Studies from the NDA.

Air Cdre Ubadike holds a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University United Kingdom. The Senior officer attended Command and Staff College Jaji in 2010 and the National Defence College Abuja in 2018. Air Cdre Ubadike was a Dean at both the School of Post Graduate Studies and Faculty of Air Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology Kaduna. Other appointments held by the Senior Officer include Commander Central Avionics Overhaul Centre, Director of Aerospace Research at the Air Force Research and Development Centre and Nigerian Air Force Chief Research Officer. He is currently the Director of Information and Communication Technology at the NDC.


Director, Department of History Research and Archives (DHRA) - Brig Gen EC Emere

Brig Gen EC Emere is an Education officer, commissioned in 1993. He hails from Umunze in Orumber South Local Government Area of Anambra state. He obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Maiduguri, Master of Science in Legal Criminology and Security Psychology from University of Ibadan as well as Master of Arts in Peace and Strategic Studies from University of Ilorin . He also obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Tai Solarin University of Education. Brig Gen Emere is a member of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria and Chattered Institute of Peace and Conciliation of Nigeria.

Since his commission, he has attended several courses in the Nigerian Army, among which include: Nigerian Army Education Corps Executive Management course. Brig Gen Emere has served in many formations /Units among which  are Head Quarters Nigerian Army Education Corps, Yaba Lagos, Command Secondary School Oshodi Lagos  as Commandant, Nigerian Army Archives Lagos as Acting Director,  Nigerian Military School Zaria as a Deputy Commandant. National Defence College Abuja as Deputy Director Curriculum as well as the pioneer Acting Director Education 8 Task Force  Division Monguno, Borno State.

He also served at Army Head Quarters Directorate of Civil Military Affairs. Others formations/Units he served include: Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria as Director Research and Development as well as at Army War College Nigeria as Director Curriculum Development. He also served at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru as a Senior Defence Fellow He is currently the Director DHRA at NDC.

His hobbies include reading and watching nature. He is happily married to Mrs Uju Georgina Emere with Children.