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Biography Of Rear-Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo (New Chief Of Naval Staff)

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Biography Of Rear-Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo (New Chief Of Naval Staff)


Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, was a Director of Search and Rescue Defence Headquarters, until his redeployment as Chief Staff Officer Naval Training Command in 2017.

Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo was born on 22 Apr 66 and hails from Nasarawa LGA in Kano State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Navy on 24 Sep 84 as a member of Regular Course 36 and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 24 Sep 88.

He is an Underwater Warfare specialist with a subspecialisation in Intelligence. The senior officer has attended several military courses which include, Sub-Technical course and Officers Long course both at NNS QUORRA. He also attended Junior Division 48/89 and Senior Course 26 both at AFCSC Jaji.

Other courses attended include the National Defence Course at the South African National Defence College. Until his recent appointment as the CNS, he was the Director of Procurement at the Defence Space Administration.

Nigeria’s new Naval Chief, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo (Regular Course 36) is an Underwater Warfare specialist, with a sub-specialization in Intelligence. Holds a Master’s degree in Transport Management from LAUTECH.

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