President Muhammadu Buhari appoint Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.
Prior to the appointment, Major General Forouk Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army Headquarter, and incumbent Theatre Commander, Operation HADIN KAI.
Major General Farouk Yahaya has previously served as Deputy Military Secretary and Military Secretary (Army Headquarters).
Major General Farouk Yahaya was born in 1966, the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) is a member of 37 Regular Course and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
He is the current Theatre Commander Operation in the North-East and former General Officer Commanding Officer of the First Division of the Nigerian Army.
New COAS Maj Gen F Yahaya is competent administratively and operationally based on his three previous appointments as Theatre Commander OPHK, GOC 1 Division & Military Secretary (Army)
CDS 34RC (Delta, SS)
New COAS 37RC (Sokoto, NW)
CAS 35RC (Osun, SW)
CNS 36RC (Kano, NW)
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