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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo decorates son, as Brigadier-General in the Nigerian Army

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

 

 

Following his promotion and having passed through the military mills within and outside Nigeria, Adeboye Obasanjo, son of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has gotten decorated as a Brigadier General in the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

Although the decoration is usually done by the spouse and a superior officer, Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo who was present at the occasion, was accorded the honour, being a former Commander-in-Chief.

The ceremony was held at the Nigerian Army Engineers (NAE) Headquarters in Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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

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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.

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