Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Briefly: Rabe Takes Over From Olukolade as Defence HQ Spokesperson

The Defence Headquarters yesterday named Colonel Rabe Abubakar as the new Director of Information to replace Brig-General Chris Olukolade, who has served the military for age of 35 years.
Gen.  Olukolade ought to have left military service in November, 2014, but was asked to remain in office by the Army Council. He will be proceeding on retirement but will remain in active service till September, 2015.
In his speech, Col. Abubakar promised to maintain excellent and robust relations with the media and rally every organisation to support the Nigerian Armed Forces operations and activities.
Facts About Colonnel Rabe Abubakar
  • Col. Abubakar was born on April 7 1965. He hails from Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
  • He earned Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army as a Second Lieutenant in 1989.
  • He has held several Command and Staff appointments some of which include: Coordinator Joint Media Centre at the Headquarters of the Joint Task Force Operation in the Niger Delta; Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) Lagos; and Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Nigerian Army Welfare Limited.
  • He attended several course among which are Company Amphibious Course and National Defence College, China.
  • His hobbies include Jogging, Badminton and reading. He is happily married and blessed with children.

Sources:  The Nation and PremiumTimes

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