Navy appoints Olugbode as new spokesman

Nigerian Navy

The Nigerian Navy has appointed Commodore Ayo Olugbode as its new Director of Information at the Naval Headquarters, Abuja. A statement by Rear Admiral H.A Babalola disclosed this on behalf of the Chief of Naval Staff yesterday.

He replaces Captain Suleman Dahun who is proceeding on course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.  

Before his appointment, Olugbode was the Assistant Director-Civil/Military Relations at the Naval Headquarters. He attended the Nigerian Military School, Zaria and the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science Degree in Hydrography, from the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom. 

He is also an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Geneva Centre for Security Policy. 

According to the statement, the senior officer is a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) and the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS).

He is the regional correspondent for the Hydro International Journal, which is the professional journal for hydrography globally.

Amongst his previous appointments, Olugbode had served on several Nigerian Navy Ships both at sea and ashore, some of which are NNS ARADU, NNS SIRI, and NNS OBULA, which was deployed for Operation Prosperity in Benin Republic. 

He was also the Head of the Hydrographic Survey Services at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Technical Secretary, East Atlantic Hydrographic Commission.


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