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Profile of New Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo

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Profile of New Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo

Awwal Gambo

Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo was born on 22 April 1966 and hails from Nasarawa LGA in Kano State.

He enlisted into the Nigerian Navy on September 24 1984 as a member of Regular Course 36 and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 24 September 1988.

He is an Underwater Warfare specialist with a subspecialisation in Intelligence.

The senior officer has attended several military courses which include, Sub-Technical course and Officers Long course both at NNS QUORRA. He also attended Junior Division 48/89 and Senior Course 26 both at AFCSC Jaji.

Other courses attended include the National Defence Course at the South African National Defence College.

Holds a Master’s degree in Transport Management from LAUTECH.

Until his recent appointment as the CNS, he was the Director of Procurement at the Defence Space Administration.

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