Lt. Col. Yusuf Dodo has assumed duty as the new Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
In a brief handing over ceremony at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, Dodo took over from Col. Mohammed Abubakar, who has been with the President since inception of his administration in 2015.
Abubakar is reportedly proceeding to Santiago, Chile, for a five-month Strategic and Defence Course from March 8.
The course is said to be a prerequisite for his next promotion to the rank of Brigadier-General.
Dodo, who was the Academy Adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, was appointed Buhari’s new ADC last month and had been understudying Abubakar.
Abubakar, accompanied by his wife and daughter, presented an appreciation letter to Buhari.
The Presidency quoted him as saying, “It’s been a rare privilege; I cherish each moment I spent with you (Buhari). You always emphasize we should do the right thing.”
President @MBuhari says goodbye to his ADC since 2015, Col M. L. Abubakar, who’s leaving to attend a promotion course. “It’s been a rare privilege; I cherish each moment I spent with you. You always emphasize we should do the right thing,” the outgoing ADC says. #AsoVillaToday pic.twitter.com/A61djCfuzY
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) February 22, 2021
An ADC is one of the prominent security officials in the “inner ring” of the President.