Updated: Presidential aide appointed new Elemona of Ilemona Town

By Tosin Brown

Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to President Bola Tinubu, Lt. Col. Nurudeen Yusuf, has received the approval of the kingmakers in Ilemona town to become the next Elemona of Ilemona in Kwara State.

Yusuf, a prince from Ilemona town, is expected to bring his leadership and experience to his new role, fostering development and unity within the community.

As the new monarch, he will oversee the traditional and administrative affairs of Ilemona town, continuing the legacy of his predecessors while working towards the town’s prosperity.

Yusuf is the son of the late Oba Yusuf Omokanye Oyekanmi, the former Elemona of Ilemona in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

He began his academic journey with an Ordinary National Diploma in Computer Science from Offa Polytechnic in 2000 before enrolling in the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical-Electronics). Yusuf furthered his training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in the United Kingdom between 2004 and 2005.

In 2006, Yusuf attended the Nigerian Army Intelligence School in Lagos, where he received training in intelligence and security-related subjects.

He then completed the Young Officer’s Course Infantry at NASI in Kaduna in 2007, gaining skills in the use of various weapon systems and special operations.

His military training continued with the Tactical Intelligence Officers and Security Investigations courses in 2008, and between 2009 and 2018, he underwent various trainings in Mali, Pakistan, China, Israel, and the United Kingdom. These included the Military Intelligence Basic Officers Course in Mali, the Junior Staff Course in China, the Officers Advanced Intelligence Course in Pakistan, and the Advanced Command and Staff Course in Shrivenham, UK.

Yusuf also earned a master’s degree in Defence Studies from Kings College, London in 2018, and a postgraduate diploma in Peace Studies.

Fluent in Yoruba, Hausa, English, and French, Yusuf brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role as the Elemona of Ilemona town.

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