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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 Adetola Olukoya BAMIDELE

Commodore  Adetola Olukoya  Bamidele, was born on 8 December 1965 at Ijebu-Ife, Ogun State to the family of  Mr and Mrs Bamidele.  He started his primary education at Zumuratul Islamiya Primary School, Olodi Apapa in 1972 and completed in 1979. He was admitted into Itele High School in 1979 and graduated in 1984. By June 1986, he joined the Nigerian Navy (NN) as a member of 7 Regular Course , Onura and was commissioned Sub Lt on 19 July 1990.

Thereafter, he proceeded for Sub Technical Course at NNS QUORRA in 1991 and by 1995 was promoted Lt. Few years after, he was nominated for Junior Staff Course as a member of JC50/2000 in June 2000 at AFCSC Jaji and was promoted to the rank of Lt Cdr while on the course.  On completion, he returned to NNS QUORRA in 2001 for his specialization course and graduated as a communication specialist in 2002.  By 2004, he was selected for Senior Staff Course at AFCSC, Jaji as a member of SC27 and graduated in 2005. Upon successful completion of the Senior Staff Course, he was promoted to the rank of Commander. He was promoted Capt in 2010. The senior officer proceeded to the National Defence College, Nigeria in 2013 and was promoted to his present rank in 2015.

Commodore Bamidele has served onboard several NN ships amongst which are NNS ARADU ( 1990-1991), DAMISA ( 1996- 1998), NWAMBA (2003-2004), QUORRA (2007-2009), HQ ENC (2014), NHQ (2017), HQ ENC (2017-2019). He has also served in Tri-Service institutions such as AFSC Jaji (2006-2007) and DHQ Gar (2011-2013). The senior is currently the Director of Administration National Defence College, Nigeria.

In the course of his military career, he has held several appointments some of which are Chief Instructor Communication School, NNS QUORRA, OIC Abj CIT Stn, CO NNS MAKURDI, Gar Admin Officer, DHQ and Command Operation Officer Eastern Naval Command. He was privileged to be among the few naval officers selected to sail one of the Cat Class (NNS NWAMBA) from Califonia, USA to Nigeria, a trip that took the ship through the Panama Canal and the Carribean Sea. Commodore Bamidele holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lagos State University and Masters Degree in Transport Management and Strategic Studies from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and University of Ibadan respectively.

He is happily married to Mrs Yewande Bamidele and the marriage is blessed with 3 lovely children.

His hobbies are reading and playing table tennis.

Director of Logistics (DOL) - Brig Gen Adamu Mama DAUDA

Brig Gen Adamu Mama Dauda was born on the 4 October 1966. He hails from Wamba LGA of Nasarawa State. He attended his primary education at Fatima Private School, Jos Plateau State from 1972 to 1979. He proceeded to the Nigerian Military School, Zaria from 1979 to 1984 and the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 36 Regular Course from 1984 to 1989, with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics. He holds 3 Masters Degrees in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from Leeds City University Ibadan, Philosophy in Security and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy in 2018 and Transport and Logistics from Ahmadu Bello University.

Brig Gen Adamu attended more than 15 military courses amongst which are; Strategic Course in 2011 at the National Defence College and is a fellow of the Defence College, Senior Staff Course 25 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Nigeria.  On the establishment of the Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL), Lagos, Nigeria, he attended the Logistics Management Course.   He also has attended more than 11 civilian courses.

Commissioned into the Nigerian Army Ordnance, he has served in various capacities’ within the NA.  Some of his posting include; Chief Instructor Logistics Planning Department, at the Nigerian Army College of Logistics, served in various capacities’ with UN, AU and the ECOMOG and Acting Commandant of the Nigerian Army Ordnance School.  Others include; Acting Commandant of the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping School, Jaji, Director of Clothing and Stores AHQ and Director of Logistics National Defence College, Abuja Nigeria.  Brig Gen Dauda holds fellowship and chartered membership of 4 professional Associations. Brig Gen Dauda is married and has 3 children. His hobbies include; reading, jogging and chess.

Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA) - Brig Gen Olusegun Ayodeji ADENUGA

Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Olusegun Ayodeji Adenuga hails from Ogun State and was born on 6 July 1969.  He had his secondary education at the Nigerian Military School, Zaria where he obtained his West African School Certificate.  Thereafter he proceeded to the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army on the 10 September, 1993 as a member of 40th Regular Course.  He also holds a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Public Administration and Strategic Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and University of Ibadan respectively.  He is a certified National Accountant from the Nigeria College of Accounting, Jos.

The senior officer has under gone several military courses in the course of his carrier.  Some of them are the Young Officer’s Course (YOC) Finance, from Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration, Apapa, YOC Infantry at the Infantry Corps and Centre, Jaji.  Others include Senior Staff Course, at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, CDFA Course at NASFA, Apapa and the Strategic Course at the National Defence College, Nigeria.

Brig Gen OA Adenuga has held several appointments in the Nigerian Army Finance Corps.  He was the pioneer Deputy Defence Attache Finance at the Defence Section, Embassy of Nigeria, Brasilia – Brazil.  He also served as the CDFA, HQ 2 Division Nigerian Army Finance before his current appointment as the Director of Finance, National Defence College, Nigeria.  He is a member of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, member, National Institute of Management and member Nigeria Economic Society.  Brig Gen Adenuga is happily married with children, he enjoys playing chess, listening and discussing geo-political issues.