It was a change of guards at the presidential villa, Ask Rock Abuja as the longest serving Aide-de-camp ( ADC) to a civilian President, Col. Mohammed Lawal Abubakar bows out as ADC to president Muhammad Buhari.
Lt. Col Yusuf Muktar Dodo, has officially officially brake over duties after understudying Abubakar for three weeks.
Abubakar who is due for his next rank of Brigadier General and a higher position as Defence Attachee abroad served Buhari for almost six years.
It must be noted that, though the position was a highly influential one, Abubakar has managed to stay out of the spotlight and no blemish was recorded against him throughout his service.
The new ADC, Dodo was also recommended by Abubakar. Dodo was the Academy Adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
The brief ceremony of handing/taking over process and daily briefings was witnessed by Abubakar’s wife and daughter.
Abubakar was also nominated to attend a five months Strategic and Defence Course at Santiago Chile (from 8 March – 30 July 2021).The course is a prerequisite for his next promotion to the rank of Brigadier-General in the last quarter 2021.
The longest serving ADC in Nigeria was late Colonel Walbe who served General Yakubu Gowon for nine (9) years.
The 48 year-old Abubakar who had served in various capacities in Nigeria military will leave for Santiago Chile on March 8th.