President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Academy Adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Yusuf Dodo, as his new Aide-de-Camp, ADC, The Nation has reported.
Mr Dodo, a lieutenant-colonel, is taking over from Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, who is proceeding to resume a promotion course, after which he would be promoted to the rank of brigadier-general.
Although there is not likely to be an official release on the development to the media, sources within the Aso Rock Presidential Villa confirmed it to the newspaper.
Efforts to reach presidential spokespersons for confirmation on Saturday were futile as they were out of reach.
However, another dependable source in the Villa, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the report, citing the need for Mr Abubakar to proceed on for a promotion course, as the reason.
“It’s true, the President’s ADC is going for a course, he’s due for the rank of Brigadier-General. He’s due to leave sometime in February, but a replacement has already been shortlisted”, the source said.
Also, a military source, who knows Mr Dodo, while confirming the development to The Nation in Abuja on Saturday, said: “I already called him to congratulate him. The news is real”.