Ola Ibrahim

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Ola Ibrahim
Chief of Defence Staff
In office
Preceded by Oluseyi Petinrin
Succeeded by Alex Sabundu Badeh
Chief of Naval Staff
In office
Preceded by Ishaya Ibrahim
Succeeded by Dele Joseph Ezeoba
Personal details
Born Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim
(1955-06-15) June 15, 1955 (age 62)
Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Military service
Allegiance  Nigeria
Service/branch Badge of the Nigerian Navy.svg Nigerian Navy

Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim (born 15 June 1955) is a retired[1] Nigerian Navy admiral and former Chief of the Defence Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Educated at Ahmadu Bello University (LLB) and King's College London (MA, War Studies), Ibrahim received his military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy and the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.[2] He served as Chief of the Naval Staff from 2010 to 2012, and as Chief of the Defence Staff from 2012 to 2014.[3]


  1. ^ Akanbi, Tunde. "The Glorious Exit of Admiral Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim". National Pilot. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "VICE ADMIRAL OLA SA'AD IBRAHIM CFR DSS LLB (Hons) MA CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF". Nigerian Navy. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "The exit of Sa'ad Ibrahim as CDS". Nigerian Tribune. Retrieved 13 February 2014.