Friday, 21 January 2022

Obasanjo Decorates Son with New Rank Brigadier General

Obasanjo Decorates Son with New Rank Brigadier General 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, decorated his son, Adeboye, with the latter's new rank of brigadier-general.

The event took place at the headquarters of the Nigerian Army engineer corps in Lagos.

Adeboye's decoration with the new rank followed his recent promotion from colonel to brigadier-general in the Nigerian Army.

Meanwhile, Obasanjo, who is a two-term civilian ruler and former military head of state, is a retired general of the Nigerian Army.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is now a proud father of a Brigadier General in the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

The retired General decorated his son, Adeboye Obasanjo, with the new rank after the recent Nigerian Army (NA) promotion.

Although the decoration is usually done by the spouse and a superior officer, Obasanjo was accorded the honour being a former Commander-in-Chief.

The former President was accompanied by the Towulade of Akinale Kingdom of Egbaland, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye.

Adeboye, an Engineering Corps member, holds two Master's degrees and other qualifications. He served in many operations and formations in Nigeria and abroad.

On September 8, 2014, the senior officer, then a Lieutenant Colonel, was shot by Boko Haram in Baza in Adamawa State. He was hit in the leg.

Some soldiers under the platoon he commanded died in the attack. Adeboye had been deployed to the battlefield from 3 Division in Jos, Plateau State.