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Lady Becomes the First Female Northerner to attain post of a Commodore

Lady Becomes the First Female Northerner to attain post of a Commodore


Poshbase team hereby congratulates Jamila Malafa who has been promoted to the rank of Commodore by the Nigerian Navy, equivalent to the Army rank Brigadier-General.

According to reports, Navy Commodore Jamila Malafa is the first female general from Northern Nigeria…She is the first female of Northern extraction to become a one-star general.

The Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP), Navy Headquarters Abuja, Rear Admiral Henry Babalola said it is a thing of pride to attained the rank of Commodore in the Navy, adding that there are a few women that have achieved such height.

He noted that going by her resume the Nigerian Navy exposed her to a lot of courses and training during her career, capping it up with the prestigious MNI.

Babalola said Malafa’s elevation should inspire women in the armed forces since there is no limit to what they can achieve.


Commenting, Malafa confirmed being the first female of northern extraction to be promoted to the rank in the navy adding that she is inspired to be more loyal and dedicated in her duties.

Born in 1965 in Gombi LGA of Adamawa state, Commodore Jamila Malafa joined the Nigerian Navy in 1988 and was commissioned as midshipman in 1990.

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