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The Directorate of Policy Plans and Research

Director Of Policy Plans and Research

Major General Ibrahim Garba Lassa

DIRECTORATE POLICY PLANS AND RESEARCH Major General Ibrahim Garba Lassa was born on 25 February 1970, he is the Director of the Directorate Policy Plans and Research. The senior Officer assumed duty on the 14th July 2023. He attended Lassa Primary School, Borno State from 1975 – 1981 and went on to study at Government Secondary School, Alaska, Borno State from 1982-1986 for his Secondary School Education after which he attended the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria from 1989 - 1994. He is a graduate of Political Science and Defence Studies; Major Gen IG Lassa went on to study Security and Strategic Studies from NDC Tanzania for his Master’s Degree. Prior to his current appointment he has served in several capacities, some of his appointments include: GSO 2 OPS/ Trg, 81 Division Intelligence Command, Lagos (2006 – 2007), Commander, Technical Intelligence Command (2011 – 2015), Training Officer 1 (Intelligence) Armed Forces Simulation C (2010 – 2011) amongst other prominent appointments. Major General Ibrahim Garba Lassa is committed to ensuring that the goals and the aspirations of the Chief of Defence Space Administration is achieved, he aspires to see that the Defence Space Administration is recognized all over the world as an authority in Defence Space Management. The Senior Officer is happily.

Chronicle of Directors

Brigadier General JB Olawumi

8th June 2016 - 14th November 2016

Major General JA Orokpo

7th January 2017 - 8th October 2017

Brigadier General DA Adeyemi

12th October 2017 - 17th January 2018

Major General HE Ayamasaowei

17th January 2018 - 14th August 2018

Brigadier General AA Ariyibi

15th August 2018 - 19th December 2018

Major General KO Ogundele

19th December 2018 - 20th July 2020

Major General HPZ Vintenaba

20th July 2020 - 8th September 2020

Major General OF Azinta

8th September 2020 - 1st February 2021

Major General OO Soyele

1st February 2021 - 15th July 2021

Major General OF Azinta

8th September 2020 - 1st February 2021

Major General DC Onyemulu

15th July 2021 - 17th January 2022

Major General M Danmadami

17th January 2022 - 9th August 2022

Major General PB Fakrogha

9th August 2022 - 11th January 2023

Major General OM Dare

11th January 2023 - 16th May 2023

Major General W Shuaibu

16th May 2023 - 14th July 2023

Major General IG Lassa

14th July 2023 - Till Date

About the Directorate

The Directorate of Policy, Planning and Research (DPPR) is tasked with the responsibilities of policy formulation, strategic planning, policy implementation and policy review in the DSA. It is also in charge of coordinating research activities into new fields, in addition to improving, modifying and adapting existing products and services to suit AFN and other security agencies' requirements. The purpose of this brief is to highlight the major activities of DPPR since its inception. The brief covers the Directorate's organisation, roles, major achievements as well as its activities.


a. Formulates, implements and review policies as it affects the DSA.

b. Plans and coordinates the activities of the Administration.

c. Carry out research on defence space systems such as satellite payloads, platforms, launch vehicles, ground systems and space environment.

d. Make relevant inputs on defence requirements in national space projects.

e. Design of satellite and other space systems.

f. Assembly Integration and Testing (AIT) of space systems.

g. Collaborate with industries, academia,
government and private research organizations.

h. Organize training workshops on SST and its defence applications.

i. Carry out enlightenment on space and other related issues for the AFN and other security agencies.

j. Coordinate periodic in-house training of DSA personnel.

k. Custodian of research laboratories in the DSA

l. Custodian of research laboratories in the DSA

m. Publish research findings in local and international journals.

n. Identify national and international research ventures that could be relevant to DSA specific tasks.

o. Identify and collaborate with Nigerian SST researchers in diaspora.

p. Obtain feedback from users of DSA product and services for further improvement.

q. Source for available national and international research grants on behalf of the DSA.

r. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the CDSA.


a. Production of the Forecast of Events. The DPPR compiled, reorganised and produced the DSA 2017, 2018, and 2019 Forecast of Events and distributed them internally and to other AFN establishments/institutions.

b. Capacity Building/Trainings. The DPPR has been severally directed by the CDSA to nominate staff for both local and foreign trainings. Such trainings include International Space University Conferenal Use of social Media, Emotional Intelligence, Open Source Intelligence and Cyber drill exercise among others.

c. Review of DSA Policy and DSA Strategic Plan. Due to several changes that emerged which called for the review of the aforementioned documents, The DPPR chaired the review of DSA Policy Framework and DSA Strategic Plan. Consequently, the 2 documents have been reviewed, produced and distributed to DSA Directorates and other AFN establishments.

d. Coordination of DSA Visits to Other Organisations.
The DPPR coordinated visits to several organisations and institutions including the visits to Operation LAFIYA DOLE Joint Intelligence Fusion Centre, Airforce Institute of Technology (AFIT) Kaduna, Proforce Nigeria Limited and African Centre for Space Science and Technology Education-English Ondo. Others include Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, Polystyrene Industry Ltd Abuja, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion and 21st Century Technologies Limited Lekki among others.

e. Coordination of DSA Conferences, formulating, implementing, reviewing policies Presentations and Visits. Since inception, DPPR has anchored several presentations, conferences and visits to DSA. Some of the presentations made were by UAN Global Services, National Radio and Telecommunications Cooperation, Piqure Solutions Ltd, Supersonic Technologies Ltd. Some of the visits to DSA include the visit by delegates from the Department of Defence Standard and Evaluation DHO, Nigerian Army War College, Nigerian Institute of Space Engineers and cadets of NDA amongst others.

f. Collaborative Efforts and Memorandum of Understanding. The DSA has entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with some organisations. The DPPR has been interfacing between the DSA and the external organisations. These organisations included the Airbus Company of France, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Barnard West Africa Ltd, AFIT and Air Force Research and Development. In the same vein, DPPR facilitated the conduct of a visit to the NDA which was aimed at introducing the Administration and the benefits of SST to the cadets.


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