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Army elevates first female officer trained in UK Military Academy to Lieutenant

Written by on June 27, 2024

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has ordered the promotion of Second Lieutenant Oluchukwu Owowoh to the substantive rank of Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.

The Nigerian Defense Academy disclosed this in a statement on X.com.

Speaking during the decoration ceremony that took place today,at the Nigerian Defence Academy Officer’s Mess and Golf Club, the NDA Commandant, Major General JO Ochai, extolled the track record of excellence of Lieutenant Owowoh as a Cadet, which accorded her the rare privilege of becoming the first female Nigerian to be trained at the Royal Military.

24-year-old Lieutenant Owowoh made history when she became the first Nigerian female officer to graduate from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in the United Kingdom.


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