CNS decorates first female Commodore from North

Ibok-Ete Ibas
Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas (Photo Credit: The Guardian)

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Ibok Ete-Ibas, on Monday in Abuja, decorated the first female Commodore from the northern part of the country.

Mr. Ibas, a Vice Admiral, while decorating the newly-promoted Jemila Malafa, urged her to strive harder in the discharge of her responsibilities.

According to him, promotions come with greater expectations and responsibilities and as such, she should put in her best as Nigerians were expecting much from her.

Mr. Ibas was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Naval Headquarters, Henry Babalola, a Rear Admiral.

The CNS said her promotion was well deserved, saying she strived very hard to meet the requirements for the promotion.

Mr. Ibas urged her to serve as an inspiration to other female officers who were yet to attain such feat, especially those from the northern part of the country.

“I, therefore, urge you to see the promotion as an opportunity to do more for the service, and of course, the entire nation.

“It is only then that you will be convinced that you have added value to our noble profession and by protecting the nation’s critical assets especially the maritime domain,” he said.

The CNS also reaffirmed the continued commitment of the service to protect the maritime sector against crude oil theft and any other illegal activities.

Mrs. Malafa expressed delight at her new rank, and promised to work even harder.

She said that being the first female officer from the northern part of the country to attain the rank of Commodore, she would motivate more female officers from the area to attain ranks higher than hers.

She commended the navy, the CNS, and other personnel for their continued support and understanding in the course of carrying out her responsibilities.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.