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ICYMI: Nigerian Army promotes first feminine officer educated in UK navy academy to Lieutenant

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has ordered the promotion of Second Lieutenant Oluchukwu Owowoh to the substantive rank of Lieutenant within the Nigerian Army.

The Nigerian Defence Academy disclosed this in an announcement on X.com on Wednesday.

The assertion by the NDA on Wednesday partly learn, “Speaking during the decoration ceremony that took place today, June 26, 2024, at the Nigerian Defence Academy Officer’s Mess and Golf Club, the NDA Commandant, Major General JO Ochai, extolled the track record of excellence of Lt. Owowoh as a cadet, which accorded her the rare privilege of becoming the first female Nigerian to be trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as well as her promotion to the new rank.

“The event was attended by senior military officers, academic and non-academic staff, and family members, among others.”

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PUNCH Online reported in April that Owowoh, 24, made historical past when she grew to become the primary Nigerian feminine officer to graduate from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, within the United Kingdom.

 

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