Major General Lucky Irabor Biography, Education, Career And More

Major General Lucky Irabor

Major General Lucky Irabor is a Nigerian Army Major General who was recently appointed Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff by President Muhammed Buhari on January 26, 2021. He'll be taking over from Abayomi Olonisakin, who has been handling the seat since July 13th, 2015. He was among the recent President Buhari appointees, including Awwal Gambo, Isiaka Oladayo Amao and Ibrahim Attahiru.
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Lucky Irabor Profile

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Full name: Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea Irabo
Born: 5th of October 1965
Age: 56 years (2021)
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
Allegiance: Nigeria
Branch/service: Nigerian Army
Rank: Major General
Commands: Chief of Defence Staff
Net worth

Major General Lucky Eluonye Onyenuchea Irabor Biography and Educational Background

Lucky Irabor was born on the 5th of October, 1965 in Aliokpu Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta. 

He attended the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University and two Masters Degrees from the University of Ghana, Accra and Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka.

Maj.- Gen. Irabor attended Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) for his Junior Staff Course in 1995, and Ghana Armed Forces Staff College Teshi, Accra Ghana for Senior Staff Course in 2000/2001, amongst other several military courses.

He also holds certificates from the National Defence College in Bangladesh (2010) and Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Executive Education, the USA in 2012 and 2017 respectively.

The new CDS equally attended several military and civil courses both locally and abroad, including the United Nations and African Union Peacekeeping Courses and Conferences as well as a seminar on Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism at the European Centre for Security Studies, Garmisch, Germany. 


Major General Lucky Irabor was formerly the Theatre Commander of OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE, North-East Nigeria as well as Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force in the Lake Chad Basin Area.

As the CDTOPs, he oversees training and operations in the Armed Forces of Nigeria under the direction of the Chief of Defence Staff.

On January 26, 2021, Major General Lucky Irabor was appointed Chief of Defence Staff by President Muhammed Buhari.

Major General Lucky Irabor is happily married with children.
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