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|Chief of Naval Staff|
|Preceded by||Rear Adm. A. Aikhomu|
|Succeeded by||Vice Adm. M. Nyako|
|Federal Minister of Employment, Labour and Productivity|
|Federal Minister of Health|
December 1983 – August 1985
|Preceded by||D.C Ugwu|
|Succeeded by||Olikoye Ransome-Kuti|
|Alma mater||St Finbarr's College
National Defence Academy
|Years of service||1962-1990|
Patrick Sebo Koshoni (April 17, 1943-) is a retired Nigerian Navy Vice Admiral, former Chief of Naval Staff and a former minister for Health during administration of General Buhari. During his tenure as health minister, he tried to kick start a national insurance scheme, the scheme involved medical treatment without down payment.
Early life & education
Born in Lagos on April 17, 1943, Patrick Koshoni joined the Nigerian Navy on the 11 of June 1962 after a secondary school education at St Finbarr’s College, Akoka Lagos. That same year he started the naval cadetship training at the National Defence Training Academy in India and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 16 July 1964.
Admiral Koshoni attended many naval, management and leadership courses and headed many naval and military appointments, committees and task forces. He was a three-time minister in various military regimes, heading the ministries of Health, Transport and Aviation, Employment, Labour and Productivity. He was appointed Chief of the Naval Staff from October 1986 to January 1990, after several years of political appointments.
Vice Admiral Koshoni’s tenure as CNS led to the Nigerian Navy Trident Strategy which articulated the Nigeria’s maritime strategic imperatives while streamlining the acquisition of platforms for the appropriate size and shape of the NN. Other initiatives under his tenure included Manpower Rationalisation, Training Programmes, Logistic Reform and morale boosting Welfare Schemes.
- Francis Arthur Nzeribe (1985). Nigeria, another hope betrayed: the second coming of the Nigerian military. Kilimanjaro. p. 117. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
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