Application for Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy 76 Regular Course

Mohammed Yakubu Dahiru


Commodore Mohammed Yakubu Dahiru was born on 12  July 1972 in Katsina and hails from Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina State. He enlisted into Nigerian Navy as a member
of 43 Regular Course and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 21 September 1996.

The senior officer has attended several academic and military courses. He obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Masters in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. He also obtained Masters Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria as well as Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan. The military courses attended by the senior officer include Sub-Technical Course and Officers’ Long Course (Communications) – Nigerian Navy Ship QUORRA, Military Police Officers’ Basic Course – NASMP Basawa Zaria, and the Junior and Senior Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji. Commodore Dahiru attended National Defence Course as a member of Course 26.

The senior officer has held several appointments amongst which are Watch Keeping Officer – Nigerian Navy Ship OFIOM and Nigerian Navy Ship ARADU, Security Officer and Staff Officer Grade 2 Provost Naval Headquarters, Assistant Provost Officer – Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, Regulating Officer – Nigerian Navy Engineering College Sapele and Nigerian Navy Ship DELTA, Ships’ Communication Officer – Nigerian Navy, Ship KYANWA, United Nations Military Observer in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Commanding Officer of Burma Battalion – Nigerian Defence Academy, Merchant Vessel AMARYA, Nigerian Navy Ship YOLA, Nigerian Navy Ship BURUTU and Naval Outpost ONITSHA. He was also the Executive Officer – Forward Operating Base BONNY. Additionally, the senior officer served in Naval Headquarters as Staff Officer Grade 1 Records and Assistant Director (Records) respectively. He was 2 times Deputy Provost Marshal, and a Directing Staff at the National Defence College Abuja. Currently he is the Director of Administration at Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. The senior officer attended INTERPOL General Assembly in Chile 2019 and participated in Africa Sea Power          Symposium 2021. He also attended the London Policing College Seminar 2022.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Star for his unblemished service to the Nigerian Navy and the nation in general. He is a distinguished fellow of the National Defence College, associate member Chartered Institute of Shipping and member National Institute of Management and Society for Peace Studies and Practice. The senior officer is married and blessed with 4 children. He enjoys sports and reading.