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Commodore Mayowa Sunday OLUKOYA

Director of Administration (DOA)

Commodore Mayowa Sunday Olukoya was born in Lagos on 16 December 1973 and hails from Ijebu Odogbolu in Ogun State. He attended Gbagada Primary School Gbagada from 1980 – 1985; CMS Grammar School Bariga Lagos and Iju Ebiye High School Iju Ota Ogun State from 1985 – 1991. He was commissioned Sub Lieutenant in September 1997 as a member of 44RC of the Nigeria Defence Academy and graduated with BSc Biology. He holds two Master’s Degrees from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria in International Affairs and Diplomacy and in Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies in 2010 and 2014 respectively. The senior officer also obtained a postgraduate program certificate in Cybersecurity from the University of Texas at Austin. Mayowa was promoted to the rank of Commodore with effect from August 2021.

Commodore Olukoya served in different appointments, some of which are Assistant Communication Officer Nigerian Navy Ship OLOKUN now Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, Security Officer to former Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Adelanwa Rtd, Staff Officer 3 Cadet Brigade Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Navigating Officer Nigerian Navy Ship YOLA, Nigerian Navy Ship OHUE and Nigerian Navy ship KYANWA. Others are Foreign Liaison Officer at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Staff Officer 2, Joint Task Force OPERATION RESTORE HOPE/PULO SHIELD, Commanding Officer Burma Battalion Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Commanding Officer Nigerian Navy Ship MAKURDI, Deputy Commander Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service (NNSBS), Commanding Officer Forward Operating Base FORMOSO, Commanding Officer Nigerian Navy Professional School Navigation and Direction in Nigerian Navy Ship QUORRA, the Executive Officer (XO) Naval Unit Abuja (NUA) the Commandant Joint Maritime Security Training Centre Navy Town Lagos and is currently the Director of Administration National Defence College Abuja. He has also served in the following missions: ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) Mission in Liberal and Serria Loen, United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Commodore Olukoya has bagged several awards namely, Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star Passed Junior Staff Course, Passed Senior Staff Course and Member National Institute (mni). He is the Vice President Arm Wrestling Federation of Nigeria.

The senior officer has also attended several courses, some of which are Sub technical course, Officers Long course Navigating and Direction school, Civil-Military Relation Course, Instructional Technique Course, Junior and Senior Staff courses at Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Special Boat Service Intermediate Operating Capability Course (SBSIOC) and the Senior Executive Course (SEC) at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru Jos. Mayowa is married to Barrister Yewande Olukoya and the union is blessed with a boy and a girl. His hobbies include swimming, watching movies, dancing, Playing Football, Hockey, Badminton and Cricket.