Nigerian Army Promotes First Female Officer Trained In UK Military Academy

Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff, has approved the promotion of Second Lieutenant Princess Oluchukwu Owowo to the substantive rank of Lieutenant (Lt) in the Nigerian Army.

The Nigerian Defence Academy stated this in a statement on Wednesday.

“Speaking during the decoration ceremony which took place today 26 June, 2024 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 Lt Owowoh as a cadet which accorded her the rare privilege of becoming the first female Nigerian to be trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as well as her promotion to the new rank,” the statement said.

The celebration was attended by senior military leaders, academic and non-academic professionals, as well as family members, according to the statement.

The 24-year-old Owowoh was among the 135 officer cadets who graduated during RMAS’ sovereign’s parade in London on April 12.


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