Chief of Administrations (COA)

1.      Air Vice Marshal Lawal Shittu Alao is the Chief of Administration. His decorations include Passed Junior Staff Course (pjsc), Passed Senior Command and Staff Course (psc), Fellow of the National Defence College (fdc), Passed Staff College Dagger (psc+) and Distinguished Fellow of the National Defence College (fdc+).  He has Masters degree in Strategic Studies (MSS) and Business Administration (MBA). He also has Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Diploma in Procurement.

2.      Prominent among AVM Alao’s Awards are President  and Commander-in-Chief Award; National Defence College Best All-Round Participant  of Course 18; Commandant’s Award - National Defence College;  Best Research Project - Course 18; Letter of Commendation from the Commandant National Defence College Abuja;        Mayangkara Award - Air Force Command & Staff College and Best Foreign Student - Course 38 Indonesia. Others are         Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS) and Distinguished Service Star (DSS).

3.      The Senior Officer has held various appointments prominent among which are Supply Officer - HQ NAF Camp Lagos; ADC to CAS          - HQ NAF Lagos; Assist Sec Tenders Board   - HQ NAF Lagos; Officer-in-Charge of Storage Flight -  41 ESC Lagos; Officer Commanding Seaport Ops -    NAFCA, Lagos; Instructor -  Supply School, Tactical Training Group Kaduna; Officer Commanding, Supply Squadron  - HQ NAF Camp Abuja; Staff Officer Grade One, Aircraft Spares - HQ NAF Abuja; Commanding Officer, Material Storage Wing -   407 Equipment Supply Depot, Lagos and Directing Staff - AFCSC Jaji. Others are Group Logistics Officer - 35 Base Services Group, Makurdi; Commanding Officer, Supply School, Technical Training Group, Kaduna; Deputy Director, Logistics  -    DIA Abuja; Secretary, Tenders Board -  HQ NAF Abuja, Command Supply Officer -  HQ LC Lagos; Directing Staff     - National Defence College, Abuja; Director National and Military Strategy -  NDC Abuja, Commander -    407 Equipment Supply Depot, Lagos and Director of Logistics     -HQ NAF Abuja; He was also Chief of Logistics & Communications         - HQ NAF Abuja; Chief of Defence Communications - DHQ Abuja, Group Managing Director  -NAF Holding Company Abuja prior to his current appointment as Chief of Administration - HQ NAF Abuja.


Organogram and
structure of the
Nigerian Air Force

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