Nigerian Army Makes History: First serving personnel promoted to professor
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State has announced a groundbreaking promotion for Lt. Col. Abubakar-Surajo Imam, making him the first ever professor among serving personnel in the history of the Nigerian Army.
The promotion was ratified during the NDA Council Meeting in September and took effect from October 1, 2023.
Brig.-Gen. AM Tukur, Registrar of the Academy, made the announcement in a statement on Friday.
He highlighted that the council’s decision was a reflection of the confidence and recognition of the contributions of Imam to the Department of Mechatronics Engineering of the Academy.
Tukur stated that Imam’s promotion was a result of his exemplary services and upholding of the standard of excellence expected in his field.
He added that the new professor’s recognition not only honoured him but also highlighted the commitment of the Nigerian Defence Academy to acknowledging and rewarding outstanding contributions within its academic community.