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Adesola Nunayon Amosu
Born August 1, 1958(1958-08-01) (age 61)
Place of birth Badagry
Lagos State, Nigeria
Allegiance Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
Service/branch Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
Years of service January 1979–present
Rank Air vice-marshal Roundel of Nigeria
Unit Nigerian Air ForceNAF LOGO
Commands held Safety Officer at 81 Air Maritime Group Benin as well
Wing Chief Operations Officer
Fleet Operations Officer at the 101 Presidential Air Fleet, Abuja
Commandant officer of the 101 Presidential Air Fleet
Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command
Director of Operations
Chief of Air Staff
Battles/wars Islamic Insurgency War
Awards Distinguished Service Medal (Dss)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Fellow War College (fwc)
Meritorious Service ribbon
Passed Staff College Dagger (psc+)
Commander of The Order of the Federal Republic (CFR)
Spouse(s) Omolara Amosu[1]

Adesola Nunayon Amosu Commander of The Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) (born 1 September 1958) is a Nigerian Air Force, Air vice-marshal and the 19th Chief of Air Staff, CAS.[2][3]

Early lifeEdit

He was born on 1 August 1958 in Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria He had his elementary education at Ladilak Primary School, Lagos State before he proceeded to Apostolic Grammar School, where he sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.[4][5] He was enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force through the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of the 25 Regular Course on 3 January 1979 and was commissioned as Pilot officer on 3 July 1981.[6] He later attended the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji before he proceeded to National War College, Nigeria. He also bagged a Master of science, M. sc degree in Strategic studies from the University of Ibadan.

Air force careerEdit

He trained as a Pilot officer at 301 Flying Training School Kaduna before he moved to 303 Flying Training School Kano.[7] After his training he was deployed to the 99 Air Combat Training Group Kainji for type-rating on the Alpha-Jet aircraft.[8] He was promoted to the rank of Air vice-marshal on 3 July 2010. He was decorated by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the president of Federal Republic of Nigeria He as served at different capacity in the Nigerian Air Force before he attained the peak of his career.[9] He served as Safety Officer at 81 Air Maritime Group Benin and later became the Chief Operations Officer as well as Fleet Operations Officer at the 101 Presidential Air Fleet, Abuja. He also served as the Commandant officer of the 101 Presidential Air Fleet.[10][11] Prior to his appointment on 16 January 2014 as the Chief of Air Staff, CAS he was the Director of Operations and Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command.[12][13] He is a renowned pilot who has flown the Alpha-Jet, Dornier 228 Gulfstream 5 airplanes, Dornier 128-6 and Falcon 900 with over 6,200 flying hours on many Nigerian Air Force aircraft.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "NAFOWA Celebrates Valentine With Orphans, Handicapped Kids - Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers". Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers. http://leadership.ng/news/345570/nafowa-celebrates-valentine-orphans-handicapped-kids. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. "Minimah, Jibrin, Amosu Appointed Service Chiefs, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/minimah-jibrin-amosu-appointed-service-chiefs/169042/. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  3. "BBC News - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan sacks military chiefs". BBC News. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25759755. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  4. NewsPunch. "More accolades as Jonathan appoints a native of Badagry, Air Marshal Amosu Nunayon as Chief of Air Staff". http://www.newspunch.org/more-accolades-as-jonathan-appoints-a-native-of-badagry-air-marshal-amosu-nunayon-as-chief-of-air-staff/. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  5. "Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan sacks military chiefs". DailyNews Live. http://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2014/01/16/nigeria-s-goodluck-jonathan-sacks-military-chiefs. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  6. "President sacks Service Chiefs, names replacements - News, Slider". Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper. http://dailyindependentnig.com/2014/01/jonathan-replaces-service-chiefs/. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  7. "Air Marshal Adesola Amosu - INFORMATION NIGERIA". http://www.informationng.com/tag/air-marshal-adesola-amosu. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  8. "AirForce jet crash: Army Chief commends gallantry of officers". DailyPost Nigeria. http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/25/airforce-jet-crash-army-chief-commends-gallantry-officers/. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  9. "Amosu takes over as Nigeria’s new Chief of Air Staff - Premium Times Nigeria". Premium Times Nigeria. http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/153684-amosu-takes-nigerias-new-chief-air-staff.html. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  10. "The Nigerian Presidential Air Fleet: The Untold Story". UnilagLss. http://theunilaglss.com/2013/08/16/1994/. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  11. "Air-Marshal-Adesola-Amosu". Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper. http://dailyindependentnig.com/2014/03/military-has-capacity-to-contain-insurgency-air-force-chief/air-marshal-adesola-amosu/. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  12. BOLDWIN ANUGWARA. "Jonathan bows to pressure, sacks Service Chiefs". Newswatch Times. http://www.mynewswatchtimesng.com/jonathan-bows-pressure-sacks-service-chiefs/. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  13. "Jonathan sacks Ihejirika, other service chiefs". Vanguard News. http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/01/jonathan-sacks-ihejirika-service-chiefs/. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  14. "Why We Are Celebrating NAF At 50 – Amosu - Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers". Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers. http://leadership.ng/blogposts/366524/celebrating-naf-50-amosu. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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