Kwara-born Col Yusuf Resumes Duty as Tinubu’s ADC
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
Lieutenant Colonel Nurudeen Alowonle Yusuf has May 1st assumed office as the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to Nigerian President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Yusuf, who hails from Kwara State, brings a wealth of experience to the role having previously served in sensitive roles at the Presidential Villa during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
Tinubu sought the permission of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, to have Yusuf work with him as he prepares to take over the mantle from President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29.
Tinubu’s ADC impressive Curriculum Vitae obtained by INCNews247 shows that he has concurrently run many academic and military courses to become a top military officer in Nigeria.
He enrolled in the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, after completing his Ordinary National Diploma in Computer Science from Offa Polytechnic in the year 2000, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Elect-Elect).
Before his selection as Tinubu’s ADC, Yusuf attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), in the United Kingdom between 2004 and 2005.
In addition, Yusuf attended the Nigerian Army Intelligence School in Lagos in 2006 where he was trained in intelligence and security-related subjects in accordance with the Nigerian Army training policies and directives.
He also attended the Young Officer’s Course Infantry, NASI, another course in Kaduna in 2007 equipped him with military skills on the use of various types of weapon systems used in infantry units as well as special operations.
Yusuf has had several military trainings in Mali, Pakistan, China, Israel and the United Kingdom between 2009 and 2018.
Moreover, Yusuf recently completed another military course designed for Commanding Officers in Jaji, Kaduna, prior to his appointment as the ADC-designate to the president-elect.
He holds a master’s degree in Defence Studies from Kings College, London, and a postgraduate diploma in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the National Open University (NOUN).
Yusuf has previously served as an officer in charge (Technical) for 119 Intelligence Group, Lagos, and was thereafter transferred to HQ 4 Brigade, Benin, where he served as Operations Officer.
He also served as Officer Commanding at State House Military Intelligence Group and in 2015, he was promoted to Officer Commanding, Presidential Body Guard, State House, Abuja.
Yusuf was commissioned into the Officers Cadre from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK, in 2005 and proceeded to become Military Assistant to the Chief of Training/Operations at Army Headquarters between 2017 and 2019.
Later, he was promoted to Assistant Director of Intelligence/Security.