Directorate of Finance

OVERVIEW

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was established and charge with the responsibilities of training young military officers for the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigerian.  It has dual responsibilities of a military training institution and also a university.  it is a tri-svc and self-accounting institution.  The Federal Government of Nigeria funds it through the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Defence (MOD), this calls for close liaison and maintenance of cordial working relationship with the two Ministries to facilitate timely release of funds. In addition, the DOF is the adviser to the Comdt who is the Accounting Officer on financial matters as laid down in the Financial Regulations. 

BRIEF HISTORY

The Directorate is one of the functional Directorates in NDA saddled with the responsibilities for the receipt, custody, disbursement of funds released to the Academy.  Furthermore, the Department is also responsible for the planning, budgeting, coordinating of financial and monetary activities.  In line with the tri-service nature of NDA, the Directorate is composed of Officers, Soldiers/Airmen and Ratings from the 3 service, supported by civilian staff.  At inception in 1964, it was known as Finance Department and was headed by SO1 Finance before it metamorphosed to Directorate of Finance In 1989. The pioneer Academy Finance Officer was Capt Somefun and the pioneer Director of Finance was Lt Col SU Umusu, while the present Director is Brig Gen I Sule who assumed duty on the 3     Feb 22. 

CHRONICLE OF NDA FINANCE OFFICERS/DIRECTORS OF FINANCE.

The past NDA Finance Officers and Directors of Finance is tabulated below:          

S/N Rank Names Appointment(s) Duration(s)
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
1.       Capt Somefun SO1 Finance 1978-1979
2.       Maj BA Jaiyeola SO1 Finance 1979-1981
3.       Maj GI Moritiwon SO1 Finance 1981-1983
4.       Maj FA Ogbeyi SO1 Finance Jan 84 – Jul 86
5.       Maj SU Umusu SO1 Finance Jul 86 – Dec 87
6.       Maj SU Umusu Acad Fin Offr Jan 88 – Dec 88
7.       Lt Col SU Umusu Director of Finance Jan 89 – 3 Dec 90
8. Lt Col VD Lot Director of Finance 3 Dec – 1 Nov 92
9. Col VD Lot Director of Finance 2 Nov 92 – 24 Jan 94
10. Col EG Olowokandi Director of Finance 24 Jan 94 -27 Mar 96
11. Col FA Ogbeyi Director of Finance 28 Mar 96 – 31 Jan 97
12. Lt Col CE Airhiavbere Director of Finance 31 Jan 97 – 29 Jan 99
13. Lt Col AI Muraina Director of Finance 29 Jan 99 – 23 Feb 01
14. Lt Col MA Nyiam Director of Finance 23 Feb 01 – 22 Dec 01
15. Col MA Nyiam Director of Finance 22 Dec 01 – 16 Apr 04
16. Col HI Dashwet Director of Finance 16 Apr 04 – 20 Apr 05
17. Col JO Lartey Director of Finance 20 Apr 05 – 20 Sep 05
18. Col NE Ekwale Director of Finance 20 Sep 05-29 Dec 06
19. Col AR Adejoro Director of Finance 29 Dec 0 6- 04 Sep 09
20. LtCol GJ Adeniran Director of Finance 04 Sep 09 – 29 Oct 09
21. Col GJ Adeniran Director of Finance 29 Oct 09 – 22 Oct 10
22. Col AO Adetayo Director of Finance 22 Oct 10 – 12 Sep 11
23. Col AO Sokeye Director of Finance 12 Sep 11 – 12 Sep 12
24. Col IE Ituen Director of Finance 12 Sep 12 – 10 Mar 14
25 Col A Oladele Director of Finance 10 Mar 14 – 6 Jan 15
26.. Col J Mohammed Director of Finance 6 Jan 15 – 28 Aug 15
27 Col IZ Ohiaka Director of Finance 28 Aug 15 – 31 Dec 16
28. Brig-Gen MK Yunusa Director of Finance 31 Dec 16 – 23 Mar 20
29. Brig-Gen OF Ohunyeye Director of Finance 23 Mar 20 – 29 Apr 21
30. Brig-Gen JA Faransa Director of Finance 29 Apr 21 – 03 Feb 22
31. Brig-Gen I Sule Director of Finance 03 Feb 22 – 20 JUL 23
32. Brig-Gen AS Maikano Director of Finance 20 JUL 23 – 24 JAN 24
33. Brig-Gen TT SIDICK Director of Finance 24 JAN 24