Sadique Abubakar

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Sadique Abubakar
Chief of Air Staff
Assumed office
July 13, 2015
Preceded by Air Vice Marshal Amosu
Military service
Allegiance  Nigeria
Service/branch NAF LOGO.jpg Nigerian Air Force
Rank Air Marshal

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (born April 8, 1960) is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce (NAF). He was appointed to the Chief of Air Staff position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.[1]

Background & education[edit]

Sadique Abubakar was born on April 8, 1960 in Azare, Bauchi State. He had his primary education at St Paul’s Primary School Bauchi from 1967 to 1973 and for his secondary education, he attended Government Secondary School, Bauchi. Abubakar joined the Nigerian Air Force in November 1979.[2]

Abubakar has a Diploma in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree (second class upper division) in political science. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from University of Ibadan. Abubakar has a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Helicopters with Instrument Rating and has flown a total of 7 aircraft types: Bulldog, Piper Warrior, Enstrom, Bell 206, BO-105, Mi-35P and Mi- 17.[2]


Abubakar's previous appointments include Chief of Standards and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters, Chief of Defence Communications and Air Officer Commanding, NAF Training Command. He served as Chief of Administration, NAF Headquarters prior to his appointment as Chief of Air Staff.[3]


  1. ^ "Buhari appoints new service chiefs, Olonishakin new CDS". The News Nigeria. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Chief of Air Staff: Air Vice Marshal SB Abubakar". The Nigerian Airforce. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Ugwuanyi, Sylvester. "Buhari appoints new Service Chiefs". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 15 July 2015.