Deputy Commandant

The Deputy Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy

Air Vice Marshal Abiola Ilemobayo Amodu – DSS, psc+, afwc+, B Eng (Elect/Elect), MBA, MTech, MSc (AVD), FNSE

Air Vice Marshal AI Amodu was born on 10 September 1971, in Ikeja, Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State. He had his nursery education at Air Force Nursery School, Kano from 1975 to 1977 and his primary education at Air Force Primary School, Kano and Air Force Primary School, Victoria Island, Lagos from 1977 to 1982. In 1982, he gained admission into Air Force Military School, Jos, Plateau State, where he had his secondary education and obtained his West African Examination Council School leaving certificate in 1987. AVM AI Amodu was enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, in 1988 as a member of 40th Regular Combatant Course and was commissioned Plt Offr in 1993.



Basic Airborne Course, ICS, Jaji. Mar 94
Officers Engineering Course, AFIT.    1994-96
Type-rating Course on C-130 aircraft Avionics/

Electrical & Instrument Systems, 401 ACMD.

Advanced Sports Management Course, National Institute for Sports, Surulere, Lagos. 1999
Junior Staff Course, AFCSC, Jaji. 2000
Senior Staff Course, AFCSC, Jaji. 2005
Lecturer Certification Course, Cranfield University, UK.   2010
Continuing Airworthiness Course, London, UK 2011
Aircraft Maintenance Management Course, Kinston, UK 2012
Air War Course, Air War College, Karachi, Pakistan 2016






Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (B Eng); Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.   1993
Post Graduate Certificate in Electrical & Instrument/Avionics Engineering; AFIT, Kaduna. 1994 – 96
Type-rating Certificate on C-130 aircraft Avionics/Electrical & Instrument Systems, 401 ACMD. 2002
Master of Business Administration (MBA); Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Delta State. 2006
Master of Technology in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering (M Tech); Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. 2007
Master of Science in Aerospace Vehicle Design (Avionics Systems Design), Cranfield University, United Kingdom. 2009
Cooperate Member Nigerian Society of Engineers. 2011
Fellow Nigerian Society of Engineers. 2021


The snr officer is also a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.



Engineering Officer 303 FTS, Kano.   1993-94
Instructor (Avionics/Electrical & Instrument Systems), OES, AFIT, Kaduna. 1996-97
Engineering Officer, 401 Aircraft Maintenance   Depot, Ikeja.    1997-99
SO2 Sports HQ NAF. 1999-00
Engineering Officer, 99 Air Combat Training Group, Kainji Jan – Jun 00
Engineering Officer, 401 Aircraft Maintenance   Depot, Ikeja.     2000-04
Commanding Officer Logistics Management Centre, Headquarters, Logistics Command, Nigerian Air Force, Lagos. 2005-07
Directing Staff, AFCSC, Jaji. 2007-09
Lecturer/Coordinator Aircraft Maintenance Department, AFIT. 2009-11
Deputy Director Maintenance HQ NAF. 2011-13
Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Manager, AETSL. 2013 -15
Depot Maintenance Officer, 631 Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Ikeja Jun – Sep 16
Directing Staff, AFWC Sep16 – Jun 18
Deputy Director Air Engineering, HQ NAF. Jun 18 – Dec 19
Director of Works, HQ NAF. Dec 19 – Sep 21
Deputy Commandant NDA. Sep 21 to Date


The snr offr is happily married with 3 children. His hobbies include playing lawn tennis, volleyball and football.