Air Vice Marshal Musbau Olumide Olatunji hails from Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State. He was born on 3 May 1966 in Oshogbo, Oshun State. The senior officer started his primary education at Salvation Army Primary School Yemetu Ibadan in 1971 and completed it at Saint Andrews Anglican Primary School, Ibara Abeokuta in 1978 where he obtained the first school leaving certificate. He later proceeded to Federal Government College Okigwe, Imo State where he started his secondary school education. In 1979, he obtained a transfer to Comprehensive High School Ayetoro in Ogun State where he completed his secondary school education obtaining the GCE Ordinary Level in 1983. AVM Olatunji served as a clerical assistant with the Ogun State Bulk Purchasing Corporation between 1983 and 1984 before he was admitted as a member of the 36thRegular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on 23 September 1984. He graduated from the academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics on 24 September 1988. He thereafter attended Officers Engineering School for his basic engineering course, Officers’ Engineering Course (OEC 1), at then 320 Technical Training Group (TTG) now Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Kaduna where he studied Avionics/Electrical and Instruments Engineering. While still on the course, the senior officer was commissioned pilot officer into the Nigerian Air Force on 24 September 1989.
Courses attended both military and civil courses are:
Junior Command and Staff Course at Jaji in 2000.
Senior Course 25 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji in 2002/2003.
Type-rating Course (LOTRAC) on the Alpha Jet Aircraft at the then 99 Air Weapons School, now Air Combat Training Group, Kainji in 1996.
Train-the-trainer course on International Humanitarian Law in Jaji in November 2005 and Human Factor in Aircraft Maintenance Course in the United Kingdom in 2010.
National Defence College as a member of NDC Course 20.
National Defence College Course 25
Some of the appointments held include:
Engineering officer at 75 Strike Group NAF Yola from 1990 to 2000.
Officer Commanding Aircraft Servicing Squadron.
Commanding Officer 36 Engineering Wing at the then 333 Log Gp now 431 Engr Gp from 2001 to 2002.
Officer Commanding Electrical Squadron at the Log Wg and later Group Logistics Officer 99 Air Weapons School, now 407 ACTG, Kainji from 2003 to 2004.
Military Assistant to the Chief of Policy and Plans at the Defence Headquarters.
Directing Staff at the Department of Air Warfare Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji.
Staff Officer Training/Administration at the Department of Air Warfare.
SO 1 Engineering at Headquarters Logistics Command Ikeja in August 2007.
Commanding Officer, Base Services Wing, NAF base Abuja.
Chief Instructor, Junior Course at the Department of Air Warfare, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.
Deputy Director Targeting in the Directorate of Technical Services in 2012.
Deputy Director of Training (Ground), HQ NAF.
Command Air Engineering Officer at Logistics Command Ikeja.
Commander 151 Base Services Group Makurdi.
Commander 651 Base Services Group, Sam Ethnan Air Force Base Ikeja and was later redeployed as the Chief of Staff at Logistics Command. In January 2019, he was posted to HQ NAF as the DAE, a post he holds untill his appoint as the Chief of Aircraft Engineering, HQ NAF.
Engr Offr with the NAF detachment at Lungi on the Alpha Jet aircraft between 1991 and 1992.
Currently Chief of Aircraft Engineering, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force, Abuja.
DECORATIONS AND AWARDS
Air Vice Marshal Olatunji’s decorations and awards include:
Pass junior staff course (pjsc).
Pass staff course with dagger(psc+).
Forces Service Star (FSS).
Meritorious Service Star (MSS).
Distinguished Service Star (DSS).
Air Vice Marshal Olatunji is married to Olajumoke. He is an alumni of the George Marshall European Centre for Security Studies, fellow of the defence college, fellow Chattered Institute of Public Management and member Nigerian Society of Engineers. He enjoys reading, playing scrabble, attending fellowships and listening to gospel music.