Tinubu’s ADC Appointed Ilemona King

July 11, 2024

The people of Ilemona town in Oyun Local Government Area in Kwara South Senatorial District of Kwara State, have confirmed the appointment of the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to President Bola Tinubu, Lt. Col. Nurudeen Alowonle Yusuf, as the new traditional ruler of the ancient town.

While the kingmakers in the town kept sealed lips on the development, a reliable community leader who sought anonymity confirmed the appointment, saying that the process had commenced with the appointment of the President’s ADC as the new traditional ruler of the town.

Lt. Col. Yusuf is the son of the late monarch, Oba Yusuf Omokanye Oyekanmi, the Elemona of Ilemona in Oyun local Government Area of the state.

Lt. Col. Yusuf’s new role as the monarch of Ilemona town is expected to bring his leadership and experience to the local community, fostering development and unity, the source said.

“As the new king, Lt. Col. Yusuf will oversee the traditional and administrative affairs of Ilemona Town, continuing the legacy of his predecessors while working towards the prosperity of the town.

“After completing his Ordinary National Diploma in Computer Science from Offa Polytechnic in 2000, Yusuf enrolled in the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical-Electronics).

“Between 2004 and 2005, he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in the United Kingdom.

“In 2006, he attended the Nigerian Army Intelligence School in Lagos, where he was trained in intelligence and security-related subjects in accordance with the Nigerian Army training policies and directives.

“Attending the Young Officers 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.

“In 2008, Yusuf completed the Tactical Intelligence Officers and Security Investigations courses to improve his capabilities as a military officer.

“Between 2009 and 2018, the multilingual officer, who is fluent in Yoruba, Hausa, English, and French, had several military trainings in Mali, Pakistan, China, Israel, and the United Kingdom.

“The training includes the Military Intelligence Basic Officers Course (Mali); Junior Staff Course (China); Officers Advanced Intelligence Course, SMI (Pakistan); and Advanced Command and Staff Course (Shrivenham, UK).

“While acquiring military training, Yusuf obtained a master’s degree in defence studies from Kings College, London, in 2018 and a postgraduate diploma in peace studies and conflict resolution from the National Open University (NOUN).”