By Bello Musa

AVM Ebenezer Alade, on Tuesday assumed duty as Commandant, Armed Force Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State.
Alade took over from the erstwhile Commandant of the college, AVM Abubakar Liman, who was appointed Deputy Chief, Defence Intelligence Agency.
Liman urged the new Commandant to be professional in addressing issues of the college and urged staff, officers and soldiers to remain loyal and objective in the discharge of their duties.
On his part, Alade pledged to uplift the standard of the college in line with its objectives.
The commandant stressed that he will not compromise standard, so as to enhance the college’s reputation of training junior and senior officers in staff duties.
He also pledged to run an open door policy through regular interactions with staff and students with a view to nipping problems in the bud.
Alade urged directing staff of the college to make learning conducive for students so as to produce quality officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
He commended the outgoing commandant for the giant strides recorded under his watch, and appealed to staff of the college to accord him necessary support and cooperation to deliver on his mandate.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that until his appointment, Alade was the Director Plans at  Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
He was born on Feb. 5,1965 in Lagos, where he attended Methodist Boys’ High School and later the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Jul 1983 as member of the 34 Regular Combatant Course.
Alade was commissioned in Dec. 1987 as Pilot Officer and
was the best graduating air force cadet as well as Silver medalist on graduation from the NDA in 1987. (NAN)