Rear Admiral Makanju Mackson Kadiri

Commandant of the National Defence College, Nigeria

Rear Admiral Makanju Mackson Kadiri is the Commandant of the National Defence College, Nigeria.

He was formerly Director of the Department of Maritime Warfare at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji; Director of Operations, Navy Secretary and Chief of Training and Operations, all at Naval Headquarters, Abuja.

The Admiral attended the International Conference on Privatisation of Security in Africa (Cotonou, 2015); Gulf of Guinea Summit (Malabo, 2016); Senior Leaders’ Forum of Exercise OBANGAME EXPRESS (Abidjan, 2017); International Maritime Conference (Lagos, 2016 and 2018) and the Gulf of Guinea Security Forum (Paris, 2018). The senior officer has participated in several joint and combined exercises at sea particularly in the Gulf of Guinea.