Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP)

1.      Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed hails from Maiduguri, Borno State. He enlisted  into  the  Nigerian  Defence  Academy  in 1981 and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in 1985. Muhammed did his primary and basic flying courses at 401 and 403 Flying Training Schools, Kaduna and  Kano respectively.  Subsequently,   he  completed  Tactical   Fighter  Training at 117 Air Combat Tactical Group, Kainji.

2.      The officer served as Military Assistant to the Chief Executive of the Nigerian Airways from 21 January 1997 to 16 January 1998. He also served as Security Officer, Wing Chief Administration, Fleet Training Officer and Fleet Captain Air Force One (Boeing 737 BBJ) between 26 January 2000 to 4 February 2013 at the Presidential Air Fleet. At HQ NAF, the officer served as Deputy  Director Policy, Director of Transformation and Chairman Air Exposition and International Liaison between 4 February 2013 to 8 January 2015. The Senior Officer was also the Senior Air Staff Officer at the Headquarters Training Command, Managing Director of Nigerian Air Force Investments, Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command and Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command prior to his appointment as the Air Secretary. He is currently the Chief of Policy and Plans.

3.      Muhammed holds BSc degree in Political Science and MSc degree in Strategic Studies. He also has Limited Combat Rating and United States Federal Aviation Administration License as well as Nigerian Civil Aviation Air Transport License with 5,566 flying hours. Air Vice Marshal Muhammed has flown several aircraft types which include: Air Force One (B737 BBJ), Alpha Jet, Gulf Stream 550, Dassault Falcon 900, Citation Jet, L39 ZA and Bulldog 123. His decorations include General Service Star, Pass Staff College and Fellow Defence College among others. The senior officer is married and blessed with 5 children. His hobbies include reading, football and horse riding.


Organogram and
structure of the
Nigerian Air Force

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