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Meet The Top 3 Nigerian Army Generals

Here are Nigeria’s three best and most powerful army generals. The Chief of the Army Staff is the most senior ranking military officer of the Nigerian Army. A senior commissioned officer is typically the most senior commissioned officer at the Nigeria Ministry of Defense. The same rank as the Commander of the Air Defense Forces, General Cesar Dominguez, is maintained that of a Vice Admiral.

1- Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai

Top Nigerian Army Generals - Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff is the highest-ranking officer of the Nigerian Army. The position of the Chief of Army Staff is an honorific with cabinet rank in the military hierarchy. She is appointed by the President. John was commissioned through the U.S. Military in 1983. He had many appointments in his military career.

Buratai’s Background and education:

General Buratai was born in a village named Buratai Town in Biu State, Borno Local Government. His father, Yusuf Buratai, was an underemployed man in the Royal West African Frontier Force and a veteran of the Second World War who fought in Burma. General Buratai was born and educated in the town of Buratai, having initially gone to the Potiskum Government Teachers College, before moving to the University of Maiduguri to where he graduated with the highest honors. In January 1981, as a part of the 29 Standard Combatant Course (29 RC), Buratai attended the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna where he was given the prestigious appointment of Cadet Sergeant Major (CSM).

He was appointed to the Infantry Corps of the Nigerian Army as Second Lieutenant on 17 December 1983 upon successful completion of his Officer Cadet training. Dr. Buratai has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Like him, he also received a Masters of Science in physics from the Mirpur School of National Defense, Bangladesh.

He had served at the 26 Elele Amphibious Battalion, Port Harcourt in the Republic of Nigeria, United Nations Verification Mission II in Angola, later, the 26 Guards Battalion, Lagos in the state of Nigeria, Lagos Garrison Command in the respective states. At the State House, Abuja; in the 82 Motorized Battalion; 81 Battalion, in the Bakassi Peninsula; in the Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja, Lt Gen Buratai also served as acting a direct support officer before becoming a staff officer at the Armed Force Command and Staff College, Jaji, earning the prized “Pass Staff College Dagger” qualification (psc(+)).

He subsequently served in the Department of Army Strategy and Plans, Abuja, AHQ; Assistant Chief of Administrative Matters Staff, Jaji Infantry Centre, HQ. Also, he was again named Director Dept of Land Warfare at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College from where he was appointed Commander 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, doubling as Commander, Sector 2 JTF Operation PULO SHIELD.

He was appointed Commander of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji upon promotion to the rank of Major General; he was subsequently appointed Director of Procurement DHQ before being appointed Force Commander of the newly reconstituted Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTNF) under the auspices of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and the Republic of Benin, an appointment he retained until he became Army Chief

2- Lieutenant- General Lamidi Adeosun

Top Nigerian Army Generals - Adeosun

Lieutenant-General Adeosun was born in 1978 in the town of Enepe in the same Olo-Oluwa local government of Osun State.

On July 4, 1983, he joined the Nigerian Army and quickly rose through the ranks. He can fully utilize and employ that talent in his finding of the job as a manager. His commanding officer is a professional infantry officer who has borrowed myriad useful administrative skills from fighting experience He serves as an army officer, working to secure the country’s northern border. After leaving the 7th Division, he is put in charge of a special task force in Chad to secure the country’s northern border (MNJTF). Regional Commander General Lucky Irabor was replaced this same past May by General Oliver Joseph Santiago as regional commander of the MNJTF. He was later recalled back to the headquarters as the director for administration. Over the course of his deployment, he was a key figure in leading military operations and teaching others; before he became chief of training for tactical forces he led the Infantry Division in December of 2017.

3- General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin

Top Nigerian Army Generals - Abayomi

He is responsible for preparing for, planning for, and coordinating different operations in the military’s strategy. He is also responsible for evaluating potential areas of concern in the strategy.

General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin was born on 2 December 1961 in Kaduna, Nigeria, but is proud to have originated from the Ekiti State Gboyin Local Government Region. One of my ancestors has begun his military career years ago as a soldier boy in Nigeria’s Military Academy at the age of 17. After his return to the country, he was later admitted to the Nigerian Defense Academy to start training and his training would begin on 3 January 1979. After Gen Olonisakin was commissioned as a First Lieutenant on 18 December 1981, he was later commissioned and assigned to the Nigerian Army Signals Corps. The General received many general training grades, as well as awards and medals. Some of them were top-notch grades.

He had done many job training courses and many wartime team-building exercises. He received an excellent training record. The courses include Young Officers Course (Signals), Young Officers Course (Infantry), Squadron Commanders Course, Information Management Course, and Commanding Officers Course, while the others are in the plans for the future (Infantry). Other courses are held at the National War College and the General Staff Corps Linguists Course, which may contribute to the development of military language (National Defence College).

He has a BSc, a Diploma, and a Diploma from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, respectively. He gained a Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, and also gained a Diploma in Power Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, a Diploma in Satellite Communications from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, and a Diploma in Control from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife. General Abdulrahman has also had assignments in the Nigerian Army including director of the Nigerian Army National Data Centre, director of the Nigerian Army Electronic Equipment Production Centre Lagos, director of Nigerian Army Command and Staff College, Kaduna (with an additional DSC); and commander of Nigerian Army Electronic Communication Unit 1 (with an additional STAR qualification).

He was Commander of the Nigerian Army School of Signals, Commander of the Signals Corps, and Training Commander and Doctrine Command until his current appointment (TRADOC ). Also, as part of his staff position, General Jonathan holds the grade II Nigerian Army School of Signals Staff Officer Operations/Training (G2 Ops/Trg) appointments and as the Military Assistant to Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, also neither of these appointments are all that important. General Olonisakin was once a Staff Teacher in the Nigerian Army Signal schools, a Directing Staff in Armed Forces Command and Staff College, as well as Aid-de-Camp to the Governor of Ogun State (GHO, Lagos, Nigeria). General Washington also did numerous operations in the United States and abroad. One of the topics he has been working on is the United Nations operation in Angola in the production of peace (UNAVEM III). At this point, as a gentlemen member of the crew, this officer was remembered for his sterling leadership qualities.

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