Abubakar out, Dodo in as Buhari’s ADC



From left: Abubakar salutes Buhari while Dodo looks on

The new Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to President Muhammadu Buhari , Lt. Col Yusuf Muktar Dodo, Monday officially resumed duties at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Dodo, the Academy Adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), was appointed ADC last month.

Dodo replaced Colonel Mohammed Lawal Abubakar, who is due for the rank of Brigadier-General after completing promotional course in Chile.
He was nominated to attend a five months Strategic and Defence Course at Santiago Chile (from March 8 to July 30, 2021).

The course is a prerequisite for his next promotion to the rank of Brigadier-General in the last quarter 2021 and posting outside the shores of the country as a Defence Attachee/Adviser in keeping with the customs and tradition of recognising Officers that served as Aide-De-Camp to the President and concluded tour of duty.

Abubakar is the longest serving ADC to a civilian president, having served the president for almost six years, and the second longest serving ADC in the history of Armed Forces of Nigeria after late Colonel Walbe, who served General Yakubu Gowon as ADC for nine years.

The 48 year-old ADC, who had served in various Army units and formations within and outside Nigeria at different capacities also recommended his successor by nominating three seasoned Army Officers to the President.

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