Cadet Brigade Command

OVERVIEW

The Cadets Brigade (CB) is one of the main organs of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and it is saddled with the primary responsibility for the day – to – day administration, discipline and welfare of cadets. The CB handles the quartering of cadets, supervision of cadets feeding, discipline, club activities and regimentation. Within this context, the focus of the CB is the grooming of the cadets in order to inculcate in them the requisite character and leadership ability to meet the requirement of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. As at 13 Jan 23, there are a total of 2,990 Regular Combatant cadets in the Academy, this figure comprises 2,854 regular male cadets and 136 regular female cadets. Additionally, there are 12 allied cadets from Burkina-Faso, Sierra Leone, Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Liberia.

DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTION OF THE DIRECTORATE

The Brigade is commanded by an Army Officer with established rank of Brigadier General. The Commander of CB is designated as the Cadets Brigade Commander (CBC). The CB comprises of a Headquarters and 5 Officers Cadets Battalions (Mogadishu, Dalet, Abyssinia, Burma and Ashanti Battalion). It also has the Counseling Unit, Preparatory Wing and the Valiant Magazine Office. The Valiant is the official magazine of the NDA.

CADET BRIGADE COMMANDER CHRONICLE OF COMMAND

Serial Rank Initial Surname  Decoration P/No From To Remarks
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i)
  CADETS BATTALIONS COMMANDERS      
1 Lt Col MS Rawat     1964 1969  
2 Lt Col JCN Jatar     1969 1971  
3 Lt Col Z Lekwot     1971 1972  
4 Lt Col IOS Nwachukwu   N/ 1972 1975  
5 Lt Col S Ibrahim   N/542 1975 1976  
6 Lt Col SS Tomoye psc N/656 1976 1977  
7 Lt Col JN Shagaya psc N/722 1978 1979  
8 Lt Col MNA Njoku psc N/746 1979 1981  
9 Lt Col MA Balogun psc N/1305 1981 1984  
  CADETS BRIGADE COMMANDERS      
10 Lt Col MA Balogun psc N/1305 1984 1985  
11 Lt Col AS Mukhtar psc N/2002 1985 1987  
12 Col BS Magashi   N/1997 1987 1990  
13 Col M Abba FSS psc N/976 1990 1992  
14 Col MB Alfred FSS mni psc N/1377 1992 1992  
15 Brig Gen M Alfred FSS mni psc N/1377 1992 1993  
16 Col AG Mohammed MSS psc fwc N/650 1993 1993  
17 Brig Gen AG Mohammed MSS psc fwc N/650 1993 1994  
18 Col AFK Akale MSS psc(+) N/2663 1994 1995  
19 Col TS Akande MSS psc(+) fwc N/2692 1995 1996  
20 Brig Gen TS Akande MSS psc(+) fwc N/2393 1996 1996  
21 Col ET Dowyaro MSS psc N/2400 1996 1996  
22 Col SB Chama MSS psc fwc N/2688 1996 1996  
23 Col JI Garba FSS MSS psc(+) fwc mimc N/2383 1996 1997  
24 Col K Akande MSS psc fwc N/2692 1997 1997  
25 Brig Gen K Akande MSS psc fwc N/2692 1997 1999  
26 Col M Gambo MSS psc fwc N/2292 1999 2000  
27 Col UJ Uwuigbe MSS psc(+) fwc N/2285 2000 2000  
28 Col AG Adewuyi MSS psc(+) fwc N/3113 2001 2001  
29 Col JA Iyodo MSS psc(+) fwc N/3421 2001 2001  
30 Brig Gen JA Iyodo MSS psc(+) fwc N/3421 2001 2003  
31 Col MS Saleh MSS psc ndc N/5551 2003 2003  
32 Brig Gen MS Saleh MSS psc ndc N/5551 2003 2005  
33 Brig Gen JO Agboola DSS psc(+) USAWC N/5922 2005 2005  
34 Maj Gen JO Agboola DSS psc(+) USAWC N/5922 2005 2006  
35 Brig Gen O Akinyemi DSS psc(+) fwc N/6071 2006 2006  
36 Brig Gen OAC Ariahu DSS psc(+) MSc N/245 2006 2007  
37 Brig Gen JF Ibilaiye DSS psc(+) ndc MSc N/6746 2007 2007  
38 Brig Gen FE Eze DSS psc(+) fwcpgd (M) mnim N/6769 2007 2008  
39 Brig Gen SZ Uba DSS psc(+) fwc MSc pgd acipm mnim  N/6987 2008 2010  
40 Col OO Tokoya DSS psc fdc MSc N/7727 2010 2011  
41 Brig Gen SE Udounwa MSS psc MDS LLM N/9162 2011 2012  
42 Brig Gen J Alexander DSS psc fdc N/7644 2012 16 Sep 14  
43 Col KO Aligbe MSS psc(+) MIASSS ndc N/9364 16 Sep 14  28 Jan 15  
44 Brig Gen BA Isandu DSS psc plsc(+) MIASS ndc N/9163 28 Jan15 31 Dec 15  
45 Brig Gen MG Kangye MSS psc adsc ndc (BD) MSDC N/9381 31 Dec 15 17 Jan 17  
46 Brig Gen LA Lebo MSS psc mni N/9719 17 Jan 17 5 Aug 19  
47 Brig Gen NC Ugbo DSS FCM CM psc fndc(CN) Beng Mtech MMS N/9685 5 Aug 19 5 Aug 20  
48 Brig Gen Y Yahaya MSS psc fdc CM N/10008 13 Jan 20 10 Apr 21  
49 Brig Gen IB Maina DSS CM psc(+) fdc fwc(+)MIAD Mphil N/10043 10 Apr 21 28 Jan 22  
50 Brig Gen UA Lawal MSS psc CM GOM fdc MSc N/10436 28 Jan 22 20 Jan 23  
51 Brig Gen OI Odigie MSS psc(+) fwc(+) rcds CM B Eng MIASS MA(KCL) AMNIM N/10436 20 Jan 23