Who is Nigeria Chief of Army Staff? is a question which is answered below. The Nigeria Chief of Army Staff is an appointment by the commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and usually occupied by the most senior commissioned officer. The Nigeria chief of army staff is the highest military officer of the army in Nigeria. The Chief of Army Staff formulates and executes policies towards the highest attainment of Nigeria Security and operational competence of the force. All reports from the Chief of Army Staff goes to the Chief of Defence Staff, later to Defence
Minister and finally to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
On July 13, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the current and 26th Chief of army staff of Nigeria to be Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai. He was commissioned in 1983 and has had multiple command, administrative, and instructional appointments over he’s 34 years illustrious career.
Nigeria Chief of Army Staff General Buratai is from Buratai town, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State. His father, Yusuf Buratai, was a non commissioned officer in the Royal West African Frontier Force and World War II veteran who fought in Burma. General Buratai had his primary education at Buratai town and thereafter gained admission to Government Teachers College Potiskum, Yobe State, where he graduated with distinction.