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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 EF Oyinlola

Brig Gen Eyitayo Folusho Oyinlola (N/9996) was born on 9 Jan 73 in Lagos. He hails from Osun State. He attended AWA Nursery School, Kaduna from 1976-1978 and Command Children School, Kaduna between 1978-1984. He was at the Nigerian Military School, Zaria 1984-1989 from where he gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna in 1990 as a member of 42 Regular Course. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 16 Sep 95. He has attended several courses including YOC (Inf), YOC (Armr), Mor Pl Comd Course, Armr Pl Comd Course, Weapons Instructors Course and Coy Comd Course. Other courses include Junior Staff Course at AFCSC in 2001, Senior Staff Course (India) in 2006, Armour Bn Comd Course, International Peace Support Operations Course (KAIPTC) and National Security and War Course at the National Defence University, Pakistan in 2016.

He has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Mathematics (NDA); Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras, India; Masters Degree in National Security and War Studies from the National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan and attended the Senior Executives Programme in National and International Security at the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education (Harvard University), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2014).

He has held several appointments including Pl Comd, 232 Tk Bn; Pl Comd, 231 Tk Bn; Coy 2ic, 65 Mech Bn, OC, 65 Mech Bn and Instructor, ACCS. He was also a Staff Offr at UNMIL; GSO2 FG at AHQ DATOPs and MA-MS(A), AHQ MS. Brig Gen Oyinlola was ADMS 3 at AHQ MS, COS HQ Sector 1 Op RESTORE HOPE, CO 211 Demo Bn and Comd AHQ Special Forces Team B OP ZAMAN LAFIYA. He was also ACOS G1 and G4 at NATRAC, AD Vet Affairs MOD/DHQ, Coord CTC ONSA, DD FG AHQ DATOPs, Comd 22 Bde (OP LAFIYA DOLE) and DS NDC.

 

He participated in the following Operations/Missions: ECOMOG (OP SANDSTORM) – Sierra Leone, UNAMSIL, UNMIL, OP RESTORE HOPE, OP ZAMAN LAFIYA and OP LAFIYA DOLE. He has the following honours and awards: Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, River Niger Star, Passed Staff Course, Nigerian Army Purple Heart, Command Medal, General Operations Medal, National Security and War Course (Pak), Field Command Medal and Distinguished Service Star. He is happily married and blessed with 5 children. His hobbies include reading, travelling and playing Squash.

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) - Brig Gen SA Gumel

Brig Gen SA Gumel was born on 24 Jan 68 in Gumel Town, Jigawa State. He had his primary and secondary education between 1972 – 79and 1979 – 84 in Gumel and Maigatari respectively. He was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on 4 Jan 93 as member of the defunct Nigerian National Guard (NNG) Course 1 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 25 Sep 93. Gumel holds a Bsc (Ed) Degree Mathematics in 1990, Post Graduate Diploma Accounting in 2009 and Masters Degree Public Sector Accounting in 2019 from Bayero University Kano, Nigerian College of Accountancy Jos and Nasarawa State University Keffi respectively. He belongs to several professional bodies in Nigeria and abroad. A Fellow Certified National Accountant (FCNA), Fellow of Chartered Certified System Accountant (FCCSA) USA, Member Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (MTRCN), Member Institute of Security Nigeria and an Associate of Chartered Institute of Administration (ACIA).

Brig Gen Gumel attended several military courses at junior, middle and senior career levels; notable among these include Young Officers Courses of Infantry, Signals and Finance; Cashiers and Account Inspectors Courses; Logistics Staff Course and Command Division Finance and Account (CDFA) Course. He was privilege to serve in various capacities in the course of his career. Notable among appointments held/places served are; HOD Computer in NASFA, 13 Brigade Finance Officer in Calabar, Commander 7 Division Finance and Accounts in Maiduguri, Chief of Staff HQ NAFC and Director Finance and Account NDC from 01 Apr 21 till date.

Brig Gen Gumel has participated in several operations/missions both at home and abroad. He was in OP HARMONY Bakassi, OP LAFIA DOLE Maiduguri and United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). In recognition of this service, Gumel is a recipient of several awards and Medals among which include Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), Distinguished Service Star (DSS), Field Command Medal (FCM), General Operations Medal (GOM) and United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL 2). The senior officer is happily married and blessed with children. His hobbies include travelling, playing volley ball and watching nature/documentaries.