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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.

Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA) - Brig Gen JD BULUS DSS psc fndc (China) PhD FCNA

Brigadier General John Deda Bulus Is A Member Of 30 Short Service Combatant Course Of The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna And Was Commissioned Into The Nigerian Army On 13 March 1993. Brigadier General Bulus Is An Amphibious Officer And Has Attended Several Military And Civil Courses During His Career. Notable Among Them Are The Junior And Senior Command And Staff Courses At The Prestigious Armed Forces Command And Staff College Nigeria. He Was Also At The National Defence University Beijing China To Attend The Defence And Strategic Studies Course, Where He Earned The Symbol “Ndu”. Brigadier General Bulus Holds A Bachelor Of Science Degree In Accounting, Executive Masters Degree In Business Administration, As Well As Masters Of Military Science In Strategic Studies. He Is Also A Proud Holder Of The Doctor Of Philosophy (Phd) Degree In Business Administration.

The Senior Officer Has Served In Several Capacities, Some Of Which Includes; Boat Officer In Operation Harmony IV Bakassi Peninsular, Administrative/Finance Officer At Nigerian Army Budget Department, Finance Officer At Headquarters 9 Brigade And Military Observer In United Nations Mission In The Democratic Republic Of Congo. He Was Military Assistance To The Director Army Finance And Accounts, Staff Officer Grade 2 Administration/Quartering At Headquarters Nigerian Army Finance Corps And Instructor, As Well As The Head Of Department Of Research And Development At Nigerian Army School Of Finance And Administration (NASFA). He Went On To Serve As Staff Officer Grade 1 Finance At Headquarters Nigerian Army Electrical And Mechanical Engineering (HQ NAEME), Staff Officer Grade 2 Administration/Logistics At Headquarters Command Finance Office, Managing Director At Nigerian Army Welfare Insurance Scheme (NAWIS) And Thereafter As Assistant Director Finance And Accounts (Bills) At Headquarters Command Finance Office. Brigadier General Bulus Also Served As Assistant Chief Of Staff At Headquarters Nigerian Army Finance Corps, Deputy Director Finance At Defence Space Administration (DSA) And Commander Division Finance And Accounts (CDFA) At Headquarters 8 Division Nigerian Army. He Was The Pioneer Director Of The Nigerian Army Directorate Of Non Public Funds When It Was Established In 2020.

Brigadier General Bulus Holds Membership And Fellowship Of Several Professional Bodies In Nigeria. He Is Fellow Of The Institute Of Chartered Economist Of Nigeria, Fellow Institute Of Professional Economists And Policy Management, Fellow Chartered Institute Of Economist And Administrative Managers, Fellow Association Of National Accountants Of Nigeria, Fellow Chartered Institute Of Finance And Control Of Nigeria And Fellow Institute Of Certified Public Accountants Of Nigeria. He Also Holds The Honourary Fellow Award Of The Institute Of Sales And Marketing Management Of Nigeria. He Is Equally A Member Of The Nigerian Institute Of Management And Member Chartered Institute Of Taxation Of Nigeria, Among Numerous Others. He Has Also Has The Following Awards, Medals And Decorations; Distinguished Service Star (DSS), Pass Staff Course (Psc), Distinguished Fellowship Of The National Defence University  (Fndu) China, General Operations Medal (GOM), As Well As The United Nations In The Democratic Republic Of Congo (MONUC) Medal.

Most Recently, The Senior Officer Was The Chief Of Staff At Headquarters Nigerian Army Finance Corps Until His Appointment As Director Of Finance And Account At The National Defence College Nigeria. The General Is Happily Married With 4 Children And Loves Reading, Listening To News And Gospel Music.