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Commander, Nigerian Army Corps of Infantry (now Chief of Army Staff) Major General Kenneth Minimah(l), presenting a certificate to the Best Student of Quick Response Group Phase 4 Batch 2, Lt. Abayomi Pedro at the graduation ceremony in Jaji, Kaduna on Thursday (28/3/13). With him is the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Major General Tukur Buratai (dressed in black Special Forces gear)(2nd left)
16 January, 2014
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria approved the following changes in the nation’s Military High Command:
Air Marshal Alex Badeh takes over from Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah takes over from Lt.-General Azubike O. Ihejirika as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral Usman O. Jibrin takes over
from Vice Admiral Dele Joseph Ezeoba as Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Vice Marshal Adesola Nunayon Amosu takes over from Air Marshal Badeh as Chief of Air Staff. All the changes are with immediate effect.
The new Chief of Defence Staff and
former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Badeh was born on January 10, 1957
and joined the Air Force as a
member of the Nigerian Defence
Academy’s 21 Regular Course
while the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Minimah was born on July 27, 1959 and joined the Army
as a member of the Nigerian
Defence Academy’s 25 Regular Course.
Until his new appointment, Major General Minimah was the Commander of the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps, Jaji.
The new Chief of Naval Staff, Rear
Admiral Usman Jibrin was born on
September 16, 1959 and joined the Navy as a member of the Nigerian Defence Academy’s 24 Regular Course. Until his appointment as Chief of Naval Staff, he was Director of Training at Defence Headquarters.
The new Chief of Air Staff and
immediate past Commander of the
Presidential Air Fleet, Air Vice Marshal
Amosu was born on August 1, 1958 and joined the Air Force as a member of the Nigerian Defence Academy’s 25 Regular Course. Until his new appointment, Air Vice Marshal Amosu was the Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command, Makurdi.
President Jonathan has briefed the
leadership of the National Assembly on the appointment of the new service chiefs and will,in keeping with the provisions of the law,request the National Assembly to formally confirm the appointments when it reconvenes.