Yusuf Dodo Becomes Buhari’s New Aide-de-Camp


From Segun Amure, (The New Diplomat’s Abuja Bureau)

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Lieutenant-Colonel Yusuf Muktar Dodo, as his new Aide-de-Camp (ADC).

Dodo will replace Mohammed Abubakar, a lieutenant colonel, who is to proceed on a course in February.

Before now, Dodo was the Academy Adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.

According to The Nation, Dodo’s appointment has been confirmed by sources in the Presidential Villa.

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“It’s true, the President’s ADC is going for a course, he’s due for the rank of Brigadier-General. He’s due to leave sometime in February, but a replacement has already been shortlisted”, a source reportedly said.

However, Dodo’s appointment came at the time that President Buhari replaced Service Chiefs.

Recall that The New Diplomat on Tuesday reported that President Buhari had sacked the nation’s service chiefs and reappointed new ones to provide remedy to the state of insecurity in the country.

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According to President Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, the sacked chiefs are-Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

The newly appointed service chiefs are-”The new Service Chiefs are: Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Alao, Chief of Air Staff.

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