Air Vice Marshal OI OJEYEMI GSM DSS psc fwc BSc MoSS



  1. Air Vice Marshal Ibukun Omotayo Ojeyemi was born on the 23 April 1964 in Modakeke, Osun State. He hails from Modakeke, in Ife East Local Government Area of Osun state. His primary and secondary school education were at The Apostolic Central Primary School and Modakeke High School respectively. He later proceeded to Baptist High School Ede, Osun State for his Advance Level School Certificate. AVM Ojeyemi gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna on the 24thSeptember 1984 as a member of the 36thRegular Course. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a pilot officer on the 23rd of September 1989. He was promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal on the 23rd of September 2016.


  1. Courses attended in both Military and Civil courses are:

Military Institutions

  • BSc (Hons) in Physics @ Nigerian Defence Academy
  • Primary Flying Training Course @ 301 FTS now 401 FTS
  • Basic Flying Training Course @ 303 FTS now 403 FTS
  • Junior Staff Course (JD) @ Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji
  • Senior Staff Course (SD) @ Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji
  • DO 228 Aircraft Typerating Course
  • Military Transport Conversion Course @ 301 FTS
  • Captaincy Training Course @ 301 FTS
  • Air War College @ USAF Air War College, USA
  • MoSS – Master of Strategic Studies @ Air University, Montgomery, Alabama USA

Civil Institutions

  • Tactical Staff Officers Course @ British/Canadian International Mine Action Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • QFI – Single/Multiengine/Instrument Ratings @ Aviation Training Resource, UK
  • Next Generation of African Leaders Course @ ACSS, National Defence University, Washington D.C., USA
  • Air Transport Pilot License ATPL – FAA @ Flight Safety International, USA
  • BE – 350 Aircraft Typerating Course @ Flight Safety International, USA
  • CE – 680 Aircraft Typerating Course @ Flight Safety International, USA
  • Port Facilities Security Course – ISPS Code


  1. Some of the appointments held include:
  • OiC Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) NAF, Kano.
  • Commanding Officer, Flying Wing, Air Maritime Group (8IAMG) NAF Benin.
  • OiC Air Wing PICOMSS, ONSA.
  • Commander 301 Flying Training School now 401 FTS..
  • Commander 209 Executive Airlift Group now 307 EAG.
  • Operations Officer – Military Airport Commandant office, MAKIA, Kano.
  • Staff Officer Operations (S01) – 301 FTS now 401 FTS.
  • Group Operations Officer (GOO) – 209 EAG now 307 EAG.
  • Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) Logistic Command.
  • Chief of Staff (COS) Air Training Command.
  • Director of Policy, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force
  • Air Officer Commanding, Mobility Command
  • Currently Chief of Air Intelligience


  1. Some of his major awards and decorations are as follows:
  • Chief of Air Staff Most Outstanding Performance Award King Air 350 aircraft by Air Marshal SB Abubukar DFS
  • Letter of Commendation by the Chief of Army Staff – Lt Gen ML Agwai
  • Forces Service Star – FSS
  • Meritorious Service Star – MSS
  • Distinguished Service Star – DSS
  • General Service Medal – GSM
  • River Benue Star – RBS
  • Pass Staff College – psc


  1. Air Vice Marshal Ojeyemi is a holder of the American Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL) and has flown a variety of aircraft in the inventories of the Nigerian Air Force and some government agencies. The senior officer has flown over 4,400hrs as Operational and Instructional Flying hours. He has single handedly trained over 30 NAF pilots on King Air 350 aircraft. Some of the aircraft flown includes:
  • Bulldog aircraft
  • 39ZA Albatross aircraft
  • Dornier D0 – 228 aircraft
  • King Air 350 aircraft
  • Citation Sovereign CE – 680 aircraft
  1. The very senior officer is happily married and the union is blessed with 3 children, a son and 2 daughters. He enjoys flying, watching television and playing table tennis.