Lieutenant Colonel Nurudeen Alowonle Yusuf, the son of a monarch, Oba Yusuf Omokanye Oyekanmi, the Elemona of Ilemona within the Oyun Native Authorities Space of Kwara State, has been appointed because the Aide-de-Camp designate of President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Yusuf was appointed forward of the inauguration on twenty ninth Might, 2023 and scheduled to renew official duties on Monday, Might 1, 2023.
There are experiences that he has beforehand served in delicate roles within the Presidential Villa through the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. This explains Yusuff’s expertise in intelligence and VIP protocol and safety to the brand new function.
Yusuf’s profile within the army
Yusuf received admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna the place he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical-Electronics) after finishing his Unusual Nationwide Diploma in Laptop Science from Offa Polytechnic in 2000.
He additionally attended the Royal Army Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), an establishment the place all officers within the British Military are skilled to tackle the accountability of main their troopers in the UK between 2004 and 2005.
The colonel additional attended the Nigerian Military Intelligence Faculty, Lagos in 2006 the place he acquired coaching on intelligence and security-related topics particularly on the Nigerian Military coaching insurance policies and directives.
The Younger Officers Course Infantry, (NASI0 is one other course Yusuf took in Kaduna in 2007 that outfitted him with army expertise on using numerous varieties of weapon methods utilized in infantry items in addition to particular operations.
To enhance his capabilities as a army officer, Yusuf accomplished the Tactical Intelligence Officers and Safety Investigations programs in 2008.
The multilingual officer, fluent in Yoruba, Hausa, English and French, had a number of army coaching in Mali, Pakistan, China, Israel and the UK between 2009 and 2018.
The coaching consists of Army Intelligence Fundamental Officers Course (Mali); Junior Employees Course (China); Officers Superior Intelligence Course, SMI, (Pakistan) Superior Command and Employees Course (Shrivenham UK).
Whereas these coaching periods had been ongoing, he obtained a grasp’s diploma in Defence Research from King’s School, London in 2018, and a postgraduate diploma in Peace Research and Battle Decision from the Nationwide Open College (NOUN).
Just lately, he accomplished one other army course designed for Commanding Officers in Jaji, Kaduna, previous to his appointment because the ADC designate to the president-elect.
Different programs he took embody Joint Info Course, Darfur, Sudan (2013),
Humanitarian Restoration and Growth Unit Course, Sudan (2013), Fundamental Counter Terrorism Coaching, Kontagora (2013), amongst others.
Yusuf’s previous milliatary roles
Yusuf served as an officer in cost (Technical) for 119 Intelligence Group, Lagos. Thereafter, he was transferred to HQ 4 Brigade, Benin, the place he served as Operations Officer.
He additionally served as Officer Commanding at State Home Army Intelligence Group and in 2015, he was promoted to Officer Commanding, Presidential BodyGuard, State Home, Abuja. In 2017, Yusuf served the Nigerian Military as Employees Officer Grade 1 for the Nigerian Military Intelligence Corp (NAIC).