Directorate of Administration

Overview

The Directorate of Administration (DOA) is one of the 7 directorates under the Military Branch of the Nigerian Defence Academy. The DOA is responsible to the Comdt for coordinating all issues/activities relating to general administration, medical, Intelligence and Military Police departments, affairs of Chaplaincy/Imam, welfare of military personnel as well as disciplinary matters, pay/allowances of junior soldiers, leave/passes for the DOA staff and deployment of service personnel in the Academy including recommending soldiers for promotion and coordinating activities of the Armed Forces Selection Board (AFSB) in collaboration with the Academy Registrar (AR).

The DOA is headed by a Director from the Navy with an established rank of Commodore. The Director is assisted by graded staff officers. There are presently 5 departments in the DOA. These are: NDA Provost, 92 Military Intelligence Regiment, Religious Affairs Departments, Band and Museum/Archives. The current Director of Administration (DOA) is Commodore AI Saleh who joined the directorate on 6 Apr 21.

Schedule Of Duties Of The Directorate Of Administration

The schedule of duties of the DOA include the following:

  • Coordinating activities for the Passing Out Parade for regular cadets and short service cadets.
  • Processing of retirement and discharge benefits for officers and soldiers respectively.
  • Ensuring appropriate documentation of newly posted service personnel.
  • Initiating Board of Inquiry (BOI) and other related matters as may be directed by the Comdt.
  • Liaison with Services’ HQs, State governments and other external organisations.
  • Coordinating and arranging for appropriate burial of deceased service personnel.
  • Facilitating the processing of passports and visas for civilians and service personnel as directed by the Comdt.
  • Coordination and arrangement of send forth ceremony, cresting and provision of NDA Table crest for posted officers.
  • Coordination, arrangement and disbursement of Comdt’s token welfare for posted out officers and soldiers/ratings/airmen/airwomen.
  • Coordination and arrangement for combined decoration of promoted officers and soldiers/ratings/ airmen/airwomen in the Academy.
  • Administering NYSC members posted to NDA.

Chronicle Of Appointments For The DOA Command

 

Serial Rank Name From To Remarks
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f)
1. Capt (NN) NA    Davies Jan   84 Jan   86
2. Capt (NN) IS       Areola Jan   86 Jul     87
3. Capt (NN) I         Ogohi Jul     87 Jan   90
4. Capt (NN) GA   Shiyanbade Jan   90 Jan   92
5. Capt (NN) AO   Adefowora Jan   92 Feb   94
6. Capt (NN) AS     Olaleye Feb   94 Apr   96
7. Cdre SA     Olukoya Apr   96 Sep   98
8. Capt (NN) IA      Ebereime Sep   98 Aug 99
9. Capt (NN) M      Ajadi Aug 99 Aug 00
10. Capt (NN) II        Ibrahim Aug 00 Aug 01
11. Capt (NN) SO    Attah Aug 01 Dec  01
12. Cdre SO    Attah Dec  01 Jan   03
13. Capt (NN) EE      Ita Jan   03 Aug 03
14. Capt (NN) AS     Adebayo Aug 03 Dec 04
15. Cdre AS     Adebayo Dec 04 Jan   05
16. Capt (NN) KC    Okpara Jan   05 Dec 05
17. Cdre KC    Okpara Dec 05 Jul     06
18. Capt (NN) AA    Sam-Sale Jul     06 Jun   07
19. Capt (NN) OF    Oduyemi Jun   07 Oct 07
20. Capt (NN) SH     Usman Oct 07 Dec 07
21. Cdre SH     Usman Dec 07 Jun   08
22. Capt (NN) BA    Nathus Jun   08 Dec 08
23. Cdre BA    Nathus Dec 08 Jun   09
24. Cdre AA    Dacosta Jun   09 Dec 10
25. Cdre UK     Ahmed Dec  10 Feb   12
26. Cdre Y       Hinna Feb   12 Aug 12
27. Cdre MM   Salami Aug 12 Jan   14
28. Cdre MB    Teidi Jan   14 Feb   14
29. Cdre WO   Kayoda Feb   14 Mar 14
30. Cdre ER     Yakubu Mar 14 Oct 15
31. Cdre MI     Lekwot 8 Oct 15 17 Feb16
32. Cdre AM   Adegboyega 17 Feb 16 3 Jul 17
33. Cdre ME    Ebe 3 Jul 17 19 Nov18
34. R Adm ME    Ebe 20 Nov 17 17 Jan18
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f)
35. Cdre JE      Ake 17 Jan 18 2 Jun 20
36. Cdre AA    Adesope 2 Jun  20 25 Nov  20
37. R Adm AA    Adesope 25 Nov 20 6 Apr   21
38. Cdre AI      Saleh 6 Apr    21 Till Date