COAS Orders Promotion of Second Lieutenant Owowoh to Full Lieutenant

June 27, 2024

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Taoreed Lagbaja, has authorised the promotion of Second Lieutenant Princess Oluchukwu Owowoh to the rank of Lieutenant (Lt) in the Nigerian Army.

This was made known in a post on the X handle of the Nigerian Defence Academy on Wednesday, June 26.

Sharing photos, the post reads: “Speaking during the decoration ceremony which took place today 26th 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 event was attended by senior military officers, academic and non-academic staff and family members among others.”

Owowoh Oluchukwu made history in April as she became the first Nigerian female officer to graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom.

Source: X | NDefenceAcademy