Army gets first Professor as NDA promotes Lt. Col. Imam

Army gets first Professor as NDA promotes Lt. Col. Imam

Lt. Col. Abubakar-Surajo Imam

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna has announced the promotion of Lt. Col. Abubakar-Surajo Imam to the rank of Professor of Mechatronics Engineering.

Imam is said to be the first professor from among serving personnel in the history of the Nigerian Army.null

The Registrar of the Academy, Brig.-Gen. AM Tukur announced the promotion in a statement on Friday in Kaduna.https://live.primis-amp.tech/content/video/amp/videoIframe.php?s=114290#amp=1

He said that the promotion was ratified during the NDA Council Meeting in September, and took effect from Oct. 1, 2022.

The registrar said that the council’s decision was a reflection of the confidence and recognition of the contributions of Imam to the Department of Mechatronics Engineering of the Academy.

He said that the new professor has provided exemplary services and upheld the standard of excellence expected in his field.

“This recognition not only honours Professor Imam but also highlights the commitment of the Nigerian Defence Academy to acknowledging and rewarding outstanding contributions within its academic community,” he added.

Tukur further said, “On behalf of the Commandant and staff of the Academy, I sincerely congratulate you on your well-deserved promotion.

“It is expected that you will continue to work hard to justify the confidence.”

Imam, who hails from Kankia in Katsina State, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bayero University, Kano.