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Director of Administration (DOA) - Commodore Mayowa Sunday Olukoya

Navy Commodore Mayowa Sunday Olukoya was born in Lagos on 16th Dec 1973 to the family of Prince and Mrs Alfred Olukoya. He hails from Ijebu Odogbolu in Ogun State. Mayowa attended Gbagada Primary School Gbagada from 1980 – 1985 and later proceeded to CMS Grammar School Bariga Lagos and Iju Ebiye High School Iju Ota Ogun State from 1985 – 1991. He gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna in August 1992 as a member of 44RC. He graduated with Biology and was commissioned Sub Lieutenant in September 1997. He later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, where he bagged two Master’s Degrees in International Affairs and Diplomacy and in Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies in 2010 and 2014 respectively. The senior officer also has a postgraduate program certificate in Cybersecurity from the University of Texas at Austin. Mayowa was promoted to Navy Commodore with effect from August 2021.

Sunday has served in different appointments, some of which are Assistant Communication Officer Nigerian Navy Ship OLOKUN now Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, Security Officer to formal Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Adelanwa, Staff Officer 3 Cadet Brigade Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Navigating Officer Nigerian Navy Ship YOLA, Nigerian Navy Ship OHUE and Nigerian Navy ships 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 presently 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. Navy 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 Navy Officer has done many courses, some of which are Sub technical course, Officers Long course Navigating and Direction school, Civil-Military Relation Course, Instructional Technique Course, Junior Staff course and Senior Staff course 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, Oluwamayowa and Oluwaferanmi Olukoya. His hobbies include swimming, watching movies, dancing, Playing Football, Hockey, Badminton and Cricket.

Director of Logistics (DOL) - Brig Gen MA Shonibare

Brig Gen Moronfolu Abdulmoshood Shonibare was born on 2 November, 1976 in Lagos State. The Senior Officer hails from Lagos Island Local Government Area of Lagos State. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army in 2000 as a member of the 47 Regular Course of Nigerian Defence Academy. The Senior Officer obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Diploma in Logistics Management and Masters in National Security and War Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy, Ahmadu Bello University, International Logistics Centre United Kingdom and National Defence University Pakistan respectively.

During the Course of his career, the Senior Officer has attended some Military Courses which includes; Junior and Senior Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Senior Staff Course, Nainjing Army Command and Staff College China, Commanding Officers’ Course, Nigerian Army Armour Corp (NAAS), Bauchi; Army War College Abuja and National Defence Course Pakistan.

The Senior Officer has held a number of appointments which includes; Adjutant 241 Recce Battalion, Instructor and Senior Instructor NAAS, Military Assistant to Commander Armour Corp, Military Assistant to GOC 3 Division, Military Assistant to GOC 82 Division, Acting Chief of Staff 21 Brigade. He was also a Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji and Army War College Nigeria.

Brig Gen Shonibare is currently the Acting Director of Logistics at the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja. The Senior Officer enjoys playing golf, listening to music and watching movies. He is married and blessed with 3 children.

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