ABUJA, Nigeria – Lt. Col. Yusuf Dodo is the new Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari picked him from a list of three nominees recommended by outgoing ADC, Col. Mohammed Abubakar, NAN reports.
Abubakar, 48, was given the task of nominating three seasoned and trustworthy army officers.
The President selected Dodo, an Academy Adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy.
Dodo will fully occupy the position mid-February. For the next three weeks, he will understudy Abubakar.
The colonel will commence a five-month course in Santiago, Chile, from March 8 to July 30.
The course is a prerequisite for his promotion to the rank of Brigadier-General, expected in the last quarter of 2021.
The ADC to the President provides security and protects the president and his family in collaboration with other security agencies.
The holder attends to the personal needs of the President and other matters regarding his functions as the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
The ADC must be loyal, courageous, knowledgeable, have a high moral standard and be a person of impeccable character.