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Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya: Profile of Nigeria’s new Chief of Army Staff

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The brand new Chief of Military Workers (COAS), Main Common Faruk Yahaya was born on 5 January 1966 in Sifawa, Bodinga Native Authorities Space of Sokoto State.

Maj Gen Yahaya can be a member of the 37 Common Course of the celebrated Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

He started his cadet coaching on twenty seventh September 1985 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Military Infantry Corps on 22 September 1990.

He has held a number of appointments together with Workers, Tutorial and Command.

Notable among the many appointments held by the brand new COAS embrace Garrison Commander Headquarters Guards Brigade, Directing Workers on the Armed Forces Command and Workers Faculty (AFCSC), Deputy Director Military Headquarters Division of Army Secretary, Deputy Director Military Analysis and Improvement and the Chief of Workers, Headquarters Joint Activity Pressure Operation Pulo Protect.

He additionally served because the Principal Common Workers Officer (PGSO) to the Honourable Minister of Defence, the Commander, Headquarters 4 Brigade and 29 Activity Pressure Brigade (Operation Zaman Lafiya),

He was additionally the Director Manpower on the Military Headquarters, Army Secretary, Military Headquarters and Common Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division of the Nigerian Military.

Till his appointment because the COAS, Maj Gen Faruk Yahaya was the Theatre Commander Operation HADIN KAI, answerable for Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency operations in North-East Nigeria.

The brand new COAS is a proud holder of a number of honours and awards, a few of which embrace, Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, Distinguished Service Star, Grand Service Star, Handed workers course (Dagger), Nationwide DefenceCourse (Chile), Financial Group of West Africa State Monitoring Group Medal, Command Medal, Discipline Command Medal, Common Operations Medal, Silver Jubilee Medal and Golden Jubilee Medal.

He’s fortunately married and blessed with kids.

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