Days after President Muhammadu Buhari appointed new service chief to handle the nation’s turbulent security situation he has appointed a new Aide-de Camp (ADC) for himself.
The new ADC is the Academy Adjutant of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Lt-Col Y.M. Dodo.
Dodo is expected to take over from Col. M.L. Abubakar who is said to be proceeding on a promotion course.
Col Abubakar, on completion of his course, is expected to be promoted to a new rank of Brig-Gen alongside his course-mates.
The primary duty the president’s Aide-de-Camp (ADC) is to provide protection forhim and is ready at all times to lay his life for the President.
He also approaches every public function and other assignments both within and outside the country with the highest level of precision and seriousness they deserve.
The ADC keeps an eagle’s eye on the president, watching over every move he makes leaving no stone unturned to ensure the president’s safety at all times.
His role as a military officer and ADC to the President is mostly ceremonial and to give the Presidency dignity and honour.
The ADC usually follows the President whenever he goes out on official duties and stands behind him at official functions to ensure that the president is unruffled at functions.
As a routine, the ADC must escort the President out of the Presidential Villa into a waiting car, opening the door, then standing at attention and waving a salute at the Commander-In-Chief.
The spokesmen of the president were yet to confirm the appointment at the time of filing the report.