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Chief of Defence Space Administration

Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Abdullahi Shinkafi

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Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Abdullahi Shinkafi was appointed the 6th Chief of Defence Space Administration (CDSA) on the 26th June, 2023. He resumed office as the Chief of Defence Space Administration on 3 July 2023. The CDSA holds a bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the Nigerian Defence Academy. He went on to obtain his Master of science Degree and Doctorate of Philosophy both from the Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. He is currently an Associate Professor and Visiting lecturer with the University of Abuja, and Airforce Institute of Technology Nigeria (AFIT) Kaduna. The CDSA has participated in several notable research projects within the Airforce and at National Level. Prior to his current appointment, the Senior Officer was the Director of Launch Services and Satellite Operations (DLSO); other appointments held include: Director Research and Development Headquarters Nigeria Airforce, Principal Director Airforce Research and Development Center and Deputy Commandant Airforce Institute of Technology (AFIT), Kaduna Nigeria. He is a principled leader and committed to the realization of the mandate of the Defence Space Administration. He is happily married and blessed with children.


DEPUTY CHIEF OF DEFENCE SPACE ADMINISTRATION

    REAR ADMIRAL A AHMED

    Rear Admiral A Ahmed is the Deputy Chief of Defence Space Administration. He assumed office on the 3rd July 2023. Prior to his appointment, the senior officer served in several capacities.



DIRECTORS

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    MAJOR GENERAL IG LASSA

    DIRECTOR POLICY PLANS AND RESEARCH(DPP&R)

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    AIR VICE MARSHAL OS OGUNSINA

    DIRECTOR LAUNCH SERVICES AND SPACE OPERATIONS (DLSO)

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    AIR COMMODORE EO IDUH

    Ag DIRECTOR NAVIGATION POSITIONING AND TIMING (DNPT)

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    AIR COMMODORE OC UBADIKE

    DIRECTOR EARTH OBSERVATION (DEO)

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    MAJOR GENERAL ES MUSTAPHA

    DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE (DCS)

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    COMMODORE M FAKROGHA

    DIRECTOR CYBER SECURITY (DCYBER)

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    BRIGADIER GENERAL SO NWAFOR

    DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION (DOA)

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    REAR ADMIRAL SH ABDULLAHI

    DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS (DLOG)

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    GROUP CAPTAIN EN ABU

    DIRECTOR FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS (DFA)