Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo

Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo Profile


 Awwal Zubairu Gambo was born on 22nd April, 1966 in Nigeria. He is a Rear Admiral by status and currently Chief of the Naval Staff of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, following his appointment by the President and Commander –in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari on 26th January, 2021. The appointment makes him the 23rd person to occupy the position of the Chief of Naval Staff of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He hails from Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

Gambo enlisted into the Nigerian Navy on 24th September, 1984 as a member of the 36 Regular Course  of the Nigerian Defence Academy and was commissioned a Sub-Lieutenant on 24th September, 1988. He is an underwater welfare specialist with a sub-specialisation in intelligence.

Prior to his appointment as Chief of Naval Staff, he was the Director of Procurement at the Defence Space Administration. He holds a PhD in Transport Management and a Master’s degree in Transport Management (Logistic Option), both from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in Oyo State

The top military officer has attended several courses both locally and internationally. These include, Sub-Technical Course and Officers Long Course, both at NNS QUORRA.

He also attended the Junior Division 48/89 and Senior Course 26, both at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji. He also attended the National Defence College.

He is a Fellow of our great institute International Institute of Professional Security, Fellow of Certified Institute of Shipping; Fellow of  the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria; Fellow of the National Defence College of South Africa; and Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).

He is married to Hajiya Nana Aishat Gambo and they blessed with three children.