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College Secretary - Air Vice Marshal Emmanuel Ogbonnaya CHUKWU

Air Vice Marshal Emmanuel Ogbonnaya Chukwu was born on 5th December 1964 at Amaeke Item Town, in Bende LGA of Abia State. He had his primary education at Umunnato Central School, Amaeke Item. He started his secondary education at Ibere Technical College, Umuahia and finished at Boys Technical College, Aba, Abia State.

CAREER PROFILE

Air Vice Marshal Chukwu gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, as a member of 38th Regular Combatant Course in 1986. On completion of his Military Training he obtained a BSc Degree in Physics and was commissioned a Pilot Officer on 21th September 1991. Since then, he has risen through the ranks, and was promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal in September 2018.

COURSES ATTENDED

Important courses attended by Air Vice Marshal Chukwu include Officers Engineering Course at Air Force Institute of Technology, where he studied Aircraft Engineering. Others include Aircraft Type-rating Courses on Air Beetle-18, Donier-128 and Advanced C-130 Aircraft Course in the UK. He did his Junior and Senior Command and Staff Courses at Jaji and Germany respectively. Air Vice Marshal Chukwu also attended High Level Security Course in Israel. He did his Higher Defence Management/Strategic Course at the National Defence College Abuja, during which he won the Chief of Air Staff’s award as the best graduating Air Force officer. Beside military courses, Air Vice Marshal Chukwu is a holder of Post Graduate Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering and 4 Master’s Degrees in Business Administration (MBA), International Relations and Diplomacy (MIAD), Transport Management (MTM) and Strategic Studies (MSS). He also holds a Level 3 Certificate in German Language, which he speaks fluently. Currently, Air Vice Marshal Chukwu is pursuing a PhD programme in Security and Strategic Studies at Nassarawa State University.

APPOINTMENTS HELD

Some of the appointments held by Air Vice Marshal Chukwu include Flight Commander Air Beetle Flight, Officer Commanding Electrical Squadron at 333 Logistics Group, and Camp Commandant Military Training Group, all in Kaduna. Others include Group Logistics Officer at 88 Military Airlift Group and Depot Training Officer at 401 Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Lagos. He also served as a Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Command Evaluation Officer and Command Logistics Officer at Air Training Command Kaduna and Mobility Command Yenagoa respectively. He was also a 3-time Commanding Officer of Personnel Services Wing, NAF Camp Abuja, 35 Engineering Wing Kaduna and 20 Engineering Wing Ilorin. Chukwu also served as a Directing Staff/Member of Faculty, and later as the Director of Communication and Information Technology at the prestigious National Defence College, Abuja. Air Vice Marshal Chukwu was later appointed the Deputy Director of Aircraft Engineering, and later as the Director of Research and Development at Nigerian Air Force Headquarters before he was appointed the Commander 121 Forward Operations Base, Badagry. He was later appointed Director of Erath Observation at the Defence Space Administration, National Space Centre, Abuja before he was appointed the Commandant, Nigerian Air Force Institute of Safety. His last appointment was Director of Safety at Headquarters Nigerian Air Force.

AWARDS

Air Vice Marshal Chukwu’s awards include Forces Service Star (FSS), Merit Service Star (MSS), Distinguished Service Star (DSS), Air Beetle Aircraft Development Merit Award, Command and Staff College Dagger psc(+), Silver Jubilee, Golden Jubilee and Centenary Medals, Chief of Air Staff’s Award for Best Performance at NDC, Fellow of the National Defence College fdc and Distinguished Fellow of the National Defence College fdc(+).

 

­Air Vice Marshal Chukwu was happily married with Obiageli Chukwu. The marriage is blessed with children.

Air Vice Marshal Chukwu’s hobbies include golfing, reading, listening to music, watching war films, meeting people and admiring nature.

 

Director, Department of Coordination (D COORD) - Brig Gen Aniedi Effiong EDET

Brig Gen Aniedi Effiong Edet was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers corps in September 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (1995); Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2002); Masters in Governance and Leadership, Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration, Accra Ghana (2013); and Masters of Science in National Security Strategy from the US National Defense University (2017).

He has held several command, staff and instructional appointments within and outside the Nigeria. He was a comparative member of the Directing Staff at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Accra (2011-2013). He was also a Chief Instructor at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji (2015-2016). He served in the Office of the Nigerian Army Operations Monitoring Team as Deputy Director Logistics/Campaign Studies and Analysis, and participated in ECOWAS Regional Force and many United Nations missions such as ECOMIL (Liberia, 2003), UNMIL (Liberia, 2003-2004), UNMIS (Sudan, 2007) and UNAMID JOC (Darfur, 2007-2008).

Brig Gen Edet has attended several courses within and outside Nigeria. He joined the US National War College as International Fellow in June 2016, and graduated in June 2017 as a “Distinguished Graduate” and recognized award winner for Best Individual Student Research Paper by an International Fellow in the US College. Other Awards and Decorations include; Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, pass staff college (++), UNMIL Medal, UNAMID Medal, ECOWAS Mission in Liberia Medal, Field Training Assistant Medal (Ghana), Field Command Medal, Nigerian Army Invention Medal, Distinguished Graduate US National Defense University, Best International Student Research Paper 2017.

Special Areas of Interest:  National Security Strategic, Negotiation and Diplomacy, African Regional Studies, American Studies.

Membership of Professional Bodies: Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers; Member, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics; Chartered Member, Nigerian Institute of Management; Alumni, National War College Association, Washington DC; Member, Africa Centre for Strategic Studies, Washington DC; Alumni, Near East South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies; Alumni, Association of the National Defence College (AANDEC).

 

Director of Administration (DOA) - Commodore Abdul Adamu ODUMU

 Commodore Abdul Adamu Odumu was born on 5 Jan 65 in Ogwule Village in Agatu LGA of Benue State. He had his primary school education in same village before proceeding to Government Secondary School Otukpo for his secondary education from 1978 to 1983. He joined the Nigerian Navy (NN) as a member of the 6th Regular Course at the Naval College ONURA, Onne from 1985 to 1987 and was commissioned into the NN on 8 Jul 89.

Since he joined the Service, Odumu has attended several military courses including Sub-Technical Course at NNS QUORRA (1989-1990), Officers’ Long Course (OLC) at NNS QUORRA (1991-1992), Principal Warfare Officers’ (PWO) Course at the Naval College Onne (2000), Junior and Senior Staff Courses both at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji (2001 and 2004/2005 respectively). The officer has also held many appointments; major of which are OLC Instructor at NNS QUORRA (2000-2003), Training Coordinator at the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS) Onne (2005-2007), Executive Officer NNS OHUE (2007-2008), 1st Lt NNS VICTORY (2008-2009), OPFOR Comd at the Simulation Centre Jaji (2009-2010), Assistant Director (AD) Admin at NHQ (2010-2011), Deputy Director Admin at NHQ (2011-2012), AD Transformation at DHQ (2012-2013) and AD Drafting Coord at the Comd Naval Drafting Apapa Lagos (2013) from where he was nominated for the NDC Course 22 from 2013-2014).

On graduation from NDC in 2014, he was appointed Comd Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ibaka before he was appointed to NHQ as DD Training in 2015. Others are Dy Superintendent Naval Ordnance Depot Lagos from 2016-2017, DD Admin Defence Intelligence Agency from 2017-2018, DD Transformation at DHQ in 2018 and Director Special Projects at NHQ from 2018-2020 and Director Standard at NHQ from 2020-2021 before his current appointment as Director of Admin at NDC WEF 15 March 2021.

Commodore Odumu’s awards and decorations include Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), Distinguished Service Star (DSS), passed staff college (psc) and UN Medal (MONUC Congo DR). Odumu holds a Certificate of Shipping from the Certified Institute of Shipping Lagos, a Bsc in Business Admin from University of Lagos, Masters in Strategic Security Studies at University of Ibadan, Masters in Transport Management (MTM) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from National Open University of Nigeria and now undergoing a PhD Course in Peace and Conflict Studies at Nasarawa State University, Keffi. He is happily married to Fatima Saluhu Odumu and blessed with 3 children comprising 2 boys and 1 girl. His hobbies include jogging, reading, playing squash and family outing.

Director of Logistics (DOL) - Brigadier General Abiodun Adebayo Fadayiro

Brigadier General Abiodun Adebayo Fadayiro was born on 11 Sep 71 in Ilaro, Ogun State Nigeria.  He was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna on 16 Sep 91 as a member of 43rd RC. He graduated with a B Eng in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1996.  On commission, he was posted to 1 Base Wksp Yaba, Lagos as Platoon Commander.  He has served in several units, formations and higher headquarters which include 73 Bn, Gds Bde Wksp, AHQ DOAL, NDC, AFCSC, HQ 2 Div and HQ 3 Div. He was promoted to the present rank of Brigadier General on 16 Sep 19.

Brigadier General AA Fadayiro has held several command and staff appointments commensurate to his rank and experience. These were AO, OC LAD, Prod Offr, Ag Coy Comd, Ag CO, DS at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, CO and Ag Comd 103 Div Eqpt Sp.   He was Ag Comd 103 Div Eqpt Sp before being nominated to attend NDC Course 26. Courses attended include YOC (Inf), YOC (EME), YOC (Armr), Coy Comd (EME), Coy Comd (Armr), CO’s Course (EME) as well as the Junior and Senior Staff Courses at AFCSC, Jaji. He has also attended a Defence and Security Management Course 4 at the African Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College, Nigeria. He was a participant in Seminar on Command and Leadership at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja. Brig Gen AA Fadayiro holds a Master of Science Degree in Peace and Strategic Studies from University of Ibadan.

Medals and honours awarded to him are UNAMSIL, MONUC, psc (+) CM, FCM, FSS, MSS, Golden Jubilee Medal (GJM). Brig Gen AA Fadayiro is happily married to Mrs Olubisi Omotayo Fadayiro and their union is blessed with 2 boys and a girl. His hobbies are reading, playing badminton and watching documentaries.

Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA)

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