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8 things to know about the new DDI, Maj-Gen. Enenche

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…Jude Johnson 


  1. The new Director of Defence Information (DDI), Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Major General John Enenche was born on 16th February 1966.


  1. He began his military career in 1984 when he gained admission into The Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 35 Regular Combatant Course.


  1. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Mining from University of Jos in 1994 and Master of Science in Strategic Studies from University of Ibadan.


  1.  In the course of his career, Major General John Enenche attended various military courses some of which are; Engineer Young Officers Course 9, 1987, Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering (NASME), Makurdi; Infantry Young Officers Course 58, Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI), Jaji, Kaduna; Engineer Commanders Course 11, NASME Makurdi, Junior Staff Course JD ‘A’ 46, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (CSC), Jaji-Kaduna; Engineers Senior Officers Course 3, 2008 NASME, Makurdi; Peace Support Operations Course for Senior Leaders and National Defence College, Course 19.


  1. Major General Enenche has held various appointments, which includes, Troop Commander 12 Field Engineers Regiment; General Staff Officer 3, HQ 42 Engineers Brigade; Squadron Commander 13 Field Engineers Regiment, Officer Commanding Engineer Squadron, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF); Commanding Officer, 14 Field Engineers Regiment and Nigeria Battalion 11 (NIBATT) United Nations Mission In Liberia (UNMIL), MD Post Service Housing Development Ltd, DD, Directorate of Civil Military Relations, DHQ; Directing Staff, National Defence College, Nigeria.


  1. Though a qualified Engineer, with Advance Diploma in Military Engineering, Major General Enenche is versatile in various fields. However, his areas of Interest are, Strategy Articulation, Civil Engineering Project Supervision and Information Management. His awards and decorations include; Member Of The Order Of the Niger (MON), Distinguished Service Star (DSS), Chief of Army Staff Commendation Award (CCA) received twice, Distinguished Fellow Defence College (FDC+) and Fellow Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM) among others.


  1. General Enenche is happily married and blessed with four Children.


  1. His hobbies are Reading and preaching the word of God, Listening to Christian Music and monitoring news and current affairs.




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