Life Story Of AVM H.B Abubakar

Air Vice Marshal HASSAN BALA ABUBAKAR was born On September 11, 1970. He is a native of Kano State’s Shanono Local Government Area.

He joined the NAF as a member of NDA RC 39, and on September 19, 1992, he was promoted to Pilot Offr.

He as been appointed as Chief of Air Staff of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.


The Logistics Command Air Officer has taken a number of courses. Bachelor of Science from the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna is one of these.

The 301 Flying Training School Kaduna offers ab initio and fundamental flying training courses.

Basic and Advanced Airborne Courses at the Infantry Center and School of the Nigerian Army in Jaji.

Company Amphibious Operations Training at the Calabar-based Infantry Center and School of the Nigerian Army.

National Defense Course at the Nasser Higher Military Academy and Junior and Senior Command and Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, both in Cairo, Egypt.

ABU Zaria’s Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy.


The extremely senior officer has held a number of positions, including some of the following:

Administrative Officer, 1 Engineering Group, NAF Makurdi, 16 Engineering Wing.

97 Special Operations Group NAF Port Harcourt Officer Commanding Admin Services Flight/Group Public Relations Officer.

Jos. is the officer in charge of Yellow Squadron at the Air Force Military School.

Admin Officer, 301 FTS NAF Kaduna, Primary Flying Training Wing.

301 FTS SO1 Admin NAF Kaduna.

Officer Commanding “B” Squadron (Do 228) of the NAF Benin 81 Air Maritime Group.

Site 615 Mahagi (Ituri Brigade) MONUC Team Leader MILOB.

Air Operations Officer with MONUC in Kinshasa, DRC.

Benin Nigerian Air Force Base Services Wing 81 Air Maritime Group Commanding Officer.

Lagos, Nigerian Air Force, Operations Officer Operational Conversion Unit 88 Military Airlift group.

Ikeja Lagos, Operations Officer 88 Military Airlift Group. Lagos’s 21 Wing 88 Military Airlift Group’s commanding officer.

88 Military Airlift Group Ikeja Lagos Group Safety Officer.

Officer of Fleet Operations, 011 Presidential Air Fleet.

Presidental Air Fleet Commander 011.
Deputy Commander of Mobility Command.

HQ NAF’s Director of Policy is followed by HQ NAF’s Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command’s Director of Operations.

Currently serving as the HQ NAF’s Chief of Standards and Operations.


The senior officer has received numerous honors and decorations, including some of the following:

Star for Distinguished Service.

Passed the staff course
Fellow Master in International Affairs from the Defence College.

National Institute of Management participant.

Chartered Institute of Public Management member.

Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals member.


The senior officer, Air Vice Marshal HB Abubakar, is happily married with children and in his spare time he likes to fly airplanes, read, reflect, and stay in shape.

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