Profile of Brigadier General SZ Kazaure:- New DG of NYSC

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Profile of Brigadier General SZ Kazaure:- New DG of NYSC

 

1. Brigadier General Sule Zakari  Kazaure hails from Kazaure, Jigawa State of Nigeria. He attended the Arewa Primary School, Kazure for his primary education and thereafter proceeded to Government College Birnin-Kudu, old Kano State and later Science Scondary Shool Dawakin-Kudu, present kano state for his secondary education.

2. He was commissioned inti the Nigerian Army on 4 October 1989 and posted to the Nigerian Army Education Corps. Since commission, the senior officer attended the following courses:

            a. Direct Short Service Course, Course 2/90 in Jaji, 1990.

b. Basic NAEC Officers Development Course at the Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE), 1997.

c. Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (Army) at NASE, 2007-2008.

d. Executive NAEC Management Course at the NASE, 2009.

e. Armour Protection for Asymmetric Conflicts Course, Defence Academy of United Kingdom (UK), 2011.

f. Research and Development (R&D) International Conference, USA, 2015.

3. His academic qualifications include:

            a. BSc. Chemistry from Bayero University Kano from 1982-1987.

b. MSc. Analytical Chemistry from Ahamadu Bello University Zaria from 1993-1999.

c. PGD Education from Tai soLARIN University, Osun from 2007-2008

d. Ph.D pure and Applied Chemistry from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto from 2002- 2009.

4. The senior  officer has served in various capacities in the  N igerian Army. His postings and appointment includes;

            a. Instructor, Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria 1989-1996.

            b. Lecturer, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA0, Kaduna from 1996-1990.

            c. Staff Officer II (SO2) Academics NDA, Kaduna from 1999-2000.

d. Staff Officer II (SO2) Administration, Headquarters Nigerian Army Education Corps, Yaba from 2000-2003.

            e. Chief Instructor Education (CIE), NMS Zaria from 2006-2007.

f. Commandant Command Day Secondary School, Oshodi from 2007-2009.

g. Chief Librarian Armed Forces Command and Staff college (AFCSC), Jaji from Jan to Aug 2009.

h. Deputy Director Research and Development (DDR&D), Defence Industrial Corporation of Nigeria (DICON0 from 2009-2011.

i. Divisional Education Officer (DEO), Headquaters 82 Division, Enugu from 2011-2013.

j. Senior Lecturer/ Head of Department, Nda, Kaduna from 2013 to 2015.
k. Commandant, Nigerian Army Language Institute Ovim from 31 DEC 2015-18 Apr 2016.

5. Brigadier General Kazaure has enjoyed promotions as at when due since his commission. He was promoted;

            a. Lieutenant 4 Oct 1989.

            b. Captain 4 Oct 1993.

            c. Major 4 Oct 1998

            d. Lieutenant Colonel 4 Oct 2003.

            e. Colonel 4 Oct 2008.

            F. Brigadier General 4 Oct 2014.

6. Brigadier General Kazaure has used his academic knowledge effectively to advance development in the area of local research and production in the Nigerian Army.

a. He served as a committee member that developed a policy for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical warfare for the Nigerian Army (NA).

b. He was involved in the production of DICON Draw Soap which is used to lubricate and polish bullet cases during the mechanical drawing process. This lubricant was initially procured from outside the country at a huge cost in foreign exchange.

c. He has also produced some Military Pyrotechnics for the NA.

7. His decorations and awards are; FSS, MSS, DSS.

8. Brigadier General Kazaure is happily married with children. He is widely travelled, some of the countries he has visited are UK, USA and Various African nations. His hobbies include Football and Horse riding.

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