Brigadier General. Tukur Ismaila Gusau, Defense Spokesperson

Defense Spokesperson: DDI Profile, Brigadier General Gusau


Brigadier General Tukur Ismaila Gusau, PhD mni, was born on January 9, 1969 in the city of Gusau, Zamfara State. Brigadier General Gusau was commissioned into the Nigerian Army after training him as a cadet at the Nigerian Defense Academy on September 25, 1993. He was posted to the Army Public Relations Directorate (DAPR).

He earned a BA in Political Science from Sokoto’s Usman Dan Fodio University and a Master of Science in International Relations from Zaria’s Ahmadu Bello University. She also obtained a diploma in public relations from the National Institute of Public Information (NIPI) in Kaduna.

It may interest you to know that General Gusau attended the University of Leicester, UK, and earned a PhD in management.

The senior officer has attended various military and professional courses commensurate with his rank both at home and abroad. It should be noted that among them are; Young Officer Course (YOC) Infantry, Jaji, Media Operations Course at Koffi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) Accra Ghana, Logistics Management Course at Nigerian Army Logistics College ( NACOL) Lagos, Strategic Communications and Public Relations Course at the International School of Communication London and the Harvard Kennedy Strategic Leadership Course in the United States of America, to mention just a few.

General Gusau held various military posts both at home and abroad. It should be noted that among them are; was a professor in the department of Political Science and Defense Studies, Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, Army Public Relations Officer (APRO), 33rd Bauchi Artillery Brigade, Army Public Relations Officer, 34th Owerri Artillery Brigade, Military Public Information Officer United Nations Mission in Liberia, Army Public Relations Officer, Abuja Guards Brigade, Deputy Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI), Lagos, Deputy Director of Public Relations of the Army (DDAPR) Division 7 of the Nigerian Army under Operation (OPERATION ZAMAN LAFIYA) and was the Pioneer Media Coordinator, Theater Command Operation (LAFIYA DOLE) in the North East. Until his recent appointment as Acting Director of Defense Information, he was Acting Director of the Department of Special Programs and Services at Army Protocol Headquarters.

It is important to inform you that General Gusau was the Liaison and Public Relations Officer of the former Hon’ble Minister of Defence, Brigadier General MM DanAli (retired). His service in the Ministry of Defense gave him the rare privilege of knowing and understanding the issues and factors that have shaped the direction of Nigeria’s defense policy.

He was appointed as a researcher at the Nigerian Army Resource Center (NARC), Abuja. General Gusau proceeded to the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, where he attended Senior Executive Course 43 and was awarded the title of National Institute Member, mni.

In addition to other books and essays published by General Gusau, he is the author of the book entitled A Collection of Discourses: Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali as a useful reference document on defense and strategic studies to enrich knowledge and deepen understanding of the politics of Nigerian national defense in context. of world peace.

Over the course of his military career, he has the following honors and decorations; Force Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), Distinguished Service Star (DSS), United Nations Medal (UNMIL), Nigerian Silver Jubilee Medal, Nigerian Centenary Medal, Medal of Operation Zaman Lafiya, Operation Lafiya Dole Medal, Niger River Medal, Nigerian Army Resource Center Companion and Member of the National Institute (mni).

It may interest you to know that General Gusau is a member of the following reputable professional bodies; Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Harvard Center for Environmental Research and Education, United States of America and Leicester Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainability, United Kingdom.

In his spare time, the senior officer enjoys reading, traveling, and juggling. The general is happily married and the union is blessed with children.

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