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Nigerian Navy Appoints new Spokesman, Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu

Nigerian Navy Appoints new Spokesman, Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu

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Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, the Chief of the Naval Staff, has named Commodore Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu as the new spokesperson for the Nigerian Navy, succeeding Rear Admiral Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan.

Commodore Adams-Aliu, who hails from a family with a journalism background, is taking on the responsibility of representing the Navy to the public.

His appointment was announced in a statement released on Friday by Rear Admiral J.D. Akpan, the Chief of Policy and Plans.

Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Ayo-Vaughan, the former spokesperson, has been redeployed to Headquarters Naval Training Command, where he will assume the position of Chief Staff Officer.

The statement partly read, “The CNS has approved the appointment of a new Director of Naval Information and official spokesperson for the Nigerian Navy in the person of Commodore Adams-Aliu

“On Friday, March 22, 2024, Commodore Adams-Aliu took over from Rear Admiral Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan who has been redeployed to Headquarters Naval Training Command as the Chief Staff Officer.

“Commodore Adams-Aliu was born into the family of Sir & Lady Adams Aliu. Notably, Sir Adams-Aliu is a veteran journalist who worked extensively as an editor with the Daily Times of Nigeria; thus, young Aiwuyor was exposed to the inner workings of the journalism profession early in life and developed a flair for public speaking and media relations.

“Adams-Aliu attended Shepherd Hill Primary School and Kings College Lagos before proceeding to the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1995, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 1999 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Navy in the year 2000 as a member of the 47 Regular Course.”

The statement said Adams-Aliu attended several professional courses, including the Captain Career Course at the United States Army Infantry School, Atlanta, from 2007 to 2008.

“He also attended the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, for the Junior and Senior Staff Courses in 2004 and 2010, respectively. Adams-Aliu later graduated from the Naval War College Nigeria in 2018 and the United States Naval War College in 2019.

“Adams-Aliu commenced his naval career, serving as Watch Keeping Officer onboard various Nigerian Navy Ships from the year 2000 to 2004. He also served as a military observer in the United Nations Mission in Liberia from 2011 to 2012.

“He was the Officer in Charge of the Nigerian Navy Ship BENIN and Squadron Commander of SHALDAG Boat squadron from 2013 to 2014 and between 2016 and 2018, he was the Pioneer Commanding Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship KARADUWA, the second Nigerian Navy (indigenously) built Seaward Defence Boat (SDBII),” the statement added.

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