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Profiling Maj – Gen. Bajowa at 80

Retired soldier, administrator, Maj-Gen Joseph Oluyemi Bajowa was born on December 27, 1940 in Okitipupa, Ondo State, Nigeria; He is Married to Loretta Aduke with two sons and three daughters:

He attended Manuwa Memorial Grammar School, lju-Odo in 1954-58, and Gboluji Grammar School, Ile-Oluji, 1959.He furthered to the Federal School of Science, Lagos in 1960, and Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, he also attended Command and Staff College, Camberley, England in 1970.

Also attended University of Lagos, Lagos; He joined the Nigerian Army, Headquarters, Lagos in 1966-67; Brigade Major, 2nd Area Command, NA, 1967; Commanding Officer, 11 Infantry Battalion, NA, 1967-68; Commanding Officer, Nigerian Training Depot, NA, Abeokuta, 1968-69; General Staff Officer, 13 Division, NA, 1971-72;

Acting General Officer Commanding, 3 Division, NA, 1971; acting military Governor, Rivers State, 1973; General Staff Officer, 13 Brigade Command, NA, 1973-74; acting Military Governor, defunct South- Eastern State, 1974;

Appointed Adjutant- General. NA, January-July, 1975; Quarter master-General, NA, 1975-78; Commandant, Command and Staff College, Jaji, 1978-79; Retired voluntarily from the Nigerian Army, 1980;

Appointed Managing Director, Nigeria Airways, January 7, 1988 – August 1989; Member, International Institute of Strategic Studies, Passed Staff College (PSC), 1970;

National Honour: awarded the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), 1982;

National Decoration: Forces Star Medal (FSM); Foreign Decoration: UN Peace keeping Operation Medal, Congo; Award: winner, Best Student, Correspondence and Open Studies Institute (COSIT), University of Lagos, 1988.

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