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Nigerian Navy Announces Appointment Of New Spokesperson

Commodore Aiwuyor Augustine Adams-Aliu
Commodore Aiwuyor Augustine Adams-Aliu

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, has approved the appointment of Commodore Aiwuyor Augustine Adams-Aliu as the new Director of Naval Information and official spokesperson for the Nigerian Navy.

Aiwuyor replaced Rear Admiral Ayo-Vaughan, who has been redeployed to Headquarters Naval Training Command as the Chief Staff Officer.

A statement by the Chief of Policy and Plans (Navy), Rear Admiral, JD AKPAN, on Friday, March 22, said Adams-Aliu was a veteran journalist who had worked extensively as an editor with Daily Times of Nigeria, before joining the Nigerian Navy.

He said Aiwuyor, as a young journalist, was exposed to the inner workings of the journalism profession and developed a flair for public speaking and media relations.

The new Navy’s spokesperson was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1995 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 1999. He was later commissioned into the Nigerian Navy in the year 2000 as a member of 47 Regular Course.

Commodore Adams-Aliu has attended several professional courses including the Captain Career Course at United States Army Infantry School, Atlanta, from 2007 to 2008.

He also attended the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, for the Junior and Senior Staff Courses in 2004 and 2010 respectively.

Adams-Aliu also attended the Naval War College Nigeria in 2018, and the United States Naval War College in 2019.

Adams-Aliu commenced his naval career, serving as Watch Keeping Officer onboard various Nigerian Navy Ships from 2000 to 2004.

He also served as a military observer in the United Nations Mission in Liberia from 2011 – 2012. He was the Officer in Charge of the Nigerian Navy Ship BENIN and Squadron Commander of the SHALDAG Boat Squadron from 2013 to 2014 and between 2016 and 2018.

He was the Pioneer Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship KARADUWA, the second Nigerian Navy (indigenously) built Seaward Defence Boat (SDBII).

Until his appointment as Director of Naval Information, Adams-Aliu was Deputy Director of Plans at Naval Headquarters Abuja.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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