The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola as the new spokesman.
Daramola would be managing the public affairs activities of the NAF with effect from Thursday, 1st of August, 2018.
The new Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI) took over from Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Olatokunbo Adesanya, who has been at the helms of Information management in the NAF since April 2017.
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In a statement signed by the Wing Commander for Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Bassey Okon, Adesanya would be departing the country following his appointment as Nigeria’s Defence Attache (DA) to Moscow, Russia.
Daramola was the Commander, 041 Communications Depot, Shasha, Lagos and a member of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Regular Course 39.
He was commissioned into the Air Force as a Regular Combatant officer in September 1991.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola holds a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America and a Post Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from NDA and a Certificate de Langue Francais from Alliance Francaise.
He has attended many military and professional courses, some of which included Electronics Engineering Officers’ Basic Course at 320 Technical Training Group, now Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).
Daramola also attended Junior and Senior Staff Courses at the prestigious Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji in Kaduna. He also participated at the National Defence Course, National Defence University in Islamabad, Pakistan, apart from several short courses, seminars and workshops within which he had participated in and outside Nigeria.
“The new NAF Spokesman has served in various units and Commands of the NAF. He was the Deputy Research Officer at the NAF Research & Development Centre and Chief Instructor Electronics Engineering Maintenance School at AFIT,” it said.
The statement added that Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola was a Directing Staff, AFCSC, Jaji, Deputy Director Communications, Headquarters NAF with a brief stint as the Deputy Director Plans, HQ NAF, Abuja.