Rear Admiral Kadiri has served in different capacities afloat and ashore in the course of his career. He served at different times on board Nigeria Navy Ships RUWANYARO, OBUMA, AGU, HADEIJA, AYAM, LANA, OFIOM and AMBE. He was Commanding Officer Forward Operating Base FORMOSO and served as a directing staff at both the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji and National Defence College Nigeria. He also served as Director Recruitment, Resettlement and Reserve; Director Monitoring, Evaluation and Reserve as well as Director of Operations all at the Naval Headquarters, Abuja.
The senior officer was the Director Department of Maritime Warfare at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji and Navy Secretary at the Naval Headquarters. Until his appointment to the National Defence College Nigeria, he was the Chief of Training and Operations at the Naval Headquarters, Abuja. The Admiral has participated in several international conferences and symposiums, the most recent being the Senior Leaders’ Symposium in Abidjan (2017), the Gulf of Guinea Commission Summit in Malabo (2016)and the Gulf of Guinea Navies’ Summit in Paris (2018). He is a Fellow of both the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Occupational Safety and Health Association of United Kingdom. He is also a Member of the United States Naval Institute. The senior officer is a recipient of the Grand Service Star (GSS), passed staff course dagger (psc+) and a distinguished fellow of the National Defence College (fdc+). His hobbies include reading biographies, watching and playing tennis and soccer