Commodore Dahun, Appointed New Spokesman for Nigerian Navy

Piriye Kiyaramo

The Nigerian Navy has announced the appointment of Navy Commodore, Suleman Dahun, to head its Information and Public Relations Directorate.

Dahun replaces Navy Commodore Ayo Olugbode who was appointed in January last year.

The Navy in a statement signed by the Chief of Plans, Navy Headquarters, Abuja, Rear Admiral O B Daji, explained that Dahun had served as Acting Director of the Directorate before he proceeded on Course at the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.

It reads, “The Nigerian Navy has appointed a new Director of Information. He is Commodore Suleman Dahun mni. Commodore Dahun attended the University of Maiduguri where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication. He also attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria graduating with a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

”He has attended several military and professional courses both within and outside Nigeria. Some of these include Junior and Senior Staff courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji. Commodore Dahun was a member of the Senior Executive Course 40 at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Jos.

“The senior officer also attended the Deputy Spokesman’s Course at the Joint Information Activities Group (JIAG), Royal Airforce Base, Halton, United Kingdom (2016), the Journalist Protection in Conflict Zones Course at the Hellenic Multi-National PSOs Training Centre, Kilkis, Greece (2016) and the Joint Information Operations Course at JIAG, RAF, Halton (2017). Suleman is an Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.”

The statement added that Dahun had served in all the operations commands of the Nigerian Navy and was one-time Acting Director of Information, Naval Headquarters.