GOVERNOR BELLO WELCOMES COMMANDANT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE
Kogi State Governor, His Excellency Yahaya Bello, CON, received Rear Admiral OM Olotu, the Commandant of the National Defence College, at his residence in Abuja on Tuesday.
Rear Admiral Olotu, an esteemed Underwater Warfare Specialist in the Nigerian Navy and a distinguished member of the 39 Regular Course of the Nigeria Defence Academy, was warmly welcomed by Governor Bello.
During the meeting, Governor Bello extended his heartfelt congratulations to Rear Admiral Olotu on his well-deserved appointment as the Commandant of the Nigerian Defense College.
The Governor highlighted Rear Admiral Olotu’s reputation as a diligent and committed Naval Officer who has displayed excellence throughout his career so far.
Governor Bello expressed his unwavering confidence that Rear Admiral Olotu would bring transformative reforms and elevate the standards of the National Defense College during his tenure.
In his response, Rear Admiral Olotu commended the Governor for his dedicated efforts in enhancing security and achieving other milestones in his administration. He assured the Governor that, with the support and cooperation of all stakeholders in the service, he would meet and exceed expectations during his leadership.
He also discussed current efforts of the college towards ensuring a hitch free election in Kogi State and other 2 states on 11 November. To this end, he informed the governor that the College was organising a one day stakeholders roundtable that would discuss all issues surrounding the elections in order to identify and address challenges while also ensuring that the general public was well informed.
It’s noteworthy that Rear Admiral Olotu has previously served as the Commander of the Maritime Guard Command and the Nigerian Navy Ship LUGARD Lokoja. During his tenure, he worked collaboratively with the Kogi State government to combat insecurity effectively.
Rear Admiral OM Olotu assumed office as the 20th Commandant of the National Defence College, Nigeria, on July 6, 2023.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
October 24, 2023