Application for Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy 76 Regular Course

Director of Coordination


The Director of Coordination is the chief coordinator of military training and academics in the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in order to ensure synergy of efforts. The Office of the D Coord is held by a naval officer with the established rank of Commodore.  The D Coord is assisted by a Staff Officer Grade 1 Coord (SO1 Coord). The SO1 Coord (Army) is also assisted by 3 x SO2 that are staff trained as shown below:

  1. SO2 (Coord) –      Maj.
  2. SO2 (Mil)        –     Lt Cdr.
  3. SO2 (Acad)  –      Sqn Ldr.

The Directorate superintends over the activities of the Public Relations Department (PRD) and the Works Production Centre (WPC) which are affiliates of the directorate. The relationship between the D Coord and these 2 departments are as follows:

  1. Academy Public Relations Department. The APRO is responsible for managing all public relations and publicity programmes of the Academy, covering of all events and executing visit programmes for all official Academy guests.  The department compiles, updates and maintains the Academy official guest list.  The department is currently headed by a Maj. 
  2. Work Production Centre. The WPC is responsible for all Academy printing jobs. The printing requirement vary from production of précis for cadets, Calendar of Events, examination answer sheets, POP and other NDA event programmes etc. The WPC is also currently headed by a Maj.

 The Directorate according to the NDA Establishment August 2007, is to be manned by dedicated officers, soldiers and civilian staff.  Presently, the Directorate and affiliated departments have a             staff complement of 7 officers, 36 other ranks and 60 civilians.              


The schedule of duties of Director Coord covers the following areas:

  1. Co-ordinating the work of other departments to ensure that there is no conflict in their programmes and point out same in good time before they disrupt the wider Academy programme.
  2. Organising and managing Academy visits.
  3. Maintaining and supervising the Academy training programmes including the Calendar of Events.
  4. Supervising the works of the Public Relations Department and the Works Production Centre.
  5. Management of Academy external correspondences.
  6. Management of cadets in foreign military academies.
  7. Co-ordinating Commandant’s meetings/conference with PSOs.
  8. The D Coord is a member of the following Academy Assessment Conferences: Academic Committee, Military Training Committee, Academy Co-ordination Committee and the Academy Board. The D Coord also serves as the secretary of the Academy Board when considering results for Short Service and Direct Short Service cadets.


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1 COL GG     UMO FSS MSS psc (+) MIMC 23   MAY   01 02   AUG   02
2 COL IG    BAUKA   FSS MSS psc LLB BL MILD CPA CCS 02   AUG   02 07    JUL     03
3 CAPT    (NN) EJ    OSABUCHIEW 07    JUL     03 30   AUG   04
4 CAPT    (NN) AA  DACOSTA   MSS psc (+) 30   AUG   04 06   OCT   04
5 CAPT    (NN) GA  OHUABUNWA MSS psc (+) 01   NOV   04 26   SEP     05
6 CAPT    (NN) GN   ALILY MSS psc MSc MIS 26     SEP   05 28   AUG   06
7 CAPT    (NN) NP    AGHOLOR  MSS psc (+) BSc CPA ACIS 28   AUG   06 25   AUG   08
8 CAPT    (NN) KB    ANT-JOHN   DSS psc (+) ndc 25   AUG   08 29   DEC   08
9 CDRE KB    ANT-JOHN   DSS psc (+) ndc chmc MSc 30   DEC   08 09   SEP   09
10 CDRE SI     ALADE    DSS psc (+) ndc BSc  MILD Mphil MNIM 09   SEP   09 03   DEC   09


11 CDRE SI    ALADE   DSS psc (+) ndc BSc  MILD Mphil MNIM 04   DEC   09 03   NOV   10
12 CDRE PO  ORAKA   DSS psc (+) BSc  fdc 03   NOV   10 28   MAR   11
13 CDRE OC  MEDANI   DSS MSS  FSS psc (+) usnwc BSc 28   MAR   11 03   JUL   12
14 CDRE SO  OJEDIRAN   DSS psc (++) fdc MSc 03   JUL   12 20   JAN   14
15 CDRE AO  SULEIMAN    DSS psc  ndc  MOSS BA 20   JAN   14 20   NOV   14
16 R/ADM AO SULEIMAN    DSS psc  ndc  MOSS BA 20   NOV   14 22   DEC   14
17 CDR YB WAMBAI     MSS psc  fdc BSc MPA 22   DEC   14 16    SEP   15
18 CDRE MI LEKWOT     GSS psc  fdc MSc 16    SEP   15 02   NOV   15
19 CDRE   MA ENO   DSS  BSc psc  fdc PGD MSc 02   NOV   15 08   OCT   16
20 CDRE AO ADAJI    DSS psc (+) ndc MOSS 09   OCT   16 06   NOV   17
21 CDRE BE OLUWAGBAMILA  DSS psc (+)  MNSA  MLC 07   NOV   17 23   APR   19
22 CDRE CD OKEHIE  MSc pscj (UK) fdc MANIM CIPDM 23   APR   19 09   JUN   20
23 CDRE EO NMOYEM  DSS psc fdc MSc MPA MNIM 09   JUN   20   6   APR   21
24 CDRE PE EFEDUE  DSS psc (+) nwc fdc (+) PhD FCIS  FIMC   6   APR   21 02   FEB   22
26 CDRE RD ODEREMI  Dss psc(+) afwc(+) ndc(BG) BSc MSDS(BG)    Till Date