Rear Admiral Awwal Zubaru Gambo has taken over leadership as Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff.
Born on April 22, 1966, the new CNS is an indigene of Kano State.
He joined the Nigerian Navy on September 24, 1984, as a member of the Regular Course 36 and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on September 24, 1988.
Until his new appointment as CNS, he was the Director of Procurement at the Defence Space Administration.
Gambo holds a PhD in Transport Management and a Masters Degree in Transport Management (Logistic Option), both from Ladoke Akintola University.
He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, NIM; Fellow of the Certified Institute of Shipping; Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria, as well as a fellow of the National Defence College South Africa.
The CNS is married and has children.