President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday decorated his aide-de-camp (ADC) Lt. Yusuf Dodo on his attainment of the rank of colonel.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the ADC’s wife supported the president during the short ceremony before the commencement of National Security Council meeting at the State House, Abuja.
Dodo’s nomination was accepted by the president in January following the nomination of the ADC at the time Mohammed Abubakar for a promotion course.
Abubakar was nominated to attend a five-month strategic and defence course at Santiago, Chile, from March 8 till July 30, 2021.
The course is a prerequisite for his next promotion to the rank of a brigadier-general.
Dodo had understudied Abubakar for almost three weeks to learn the ropes of his new assignment.
Until his nomination, Dodo was the adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.
The office of the ADC works with other agencies to provide security for the president and his family.
The ADC also attends to the personal needs of the president and other matters regarding his functions as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.