Nigeria’s defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, will on Tuesday launch two of his books in celebration of the Nigerian military.
The books – Issues in the mobilization of public support for military operations in Nigeria and The Voice and battles of the Nigerian military — will be launched on June 30 at the Nigerian Air Force Conference centre and suites in Kado, Abuja at 10 a.m.
Mr. Olukolade in a message said, “It is with great delight that I request you be my guest as I celebrate the Nigerian military and my career therein with the public presentation of my books.”
Mr. Olukolade, a major general, was born Adefolahan Christopher Olukolade on born on March 18, 1959 in Zaria, Kaduna State, to his parents who hail from Idoani in Ondo State.
After his Primary Education at both Idoani and Zaria, he was admitted into the Nigerian Military School, NMS, Zaria in 1974.
After completing his basic military training and secondary education in NMS, Mr. Olukolade attended the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, where he graduated in 1983 with Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree.
He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1982 after a successful appearance before the Nigerian Army Commissioning Board with the academic reports of his third year in the University as a military soldier/student.
Since his commissioning, he has undertaken a number of additional Military courses in Nigeria and overseas including the United States Defence Information School, Indianapolis USA. He also has a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Lagos, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism Abuja among other trainings and courses.