First female Northern Commodore in the history of the Nigeria Navy, Jamila Malafa, was decorated in an epoch-making event on Monday with the rank that is equivalent to a Brigadier General In the Army.
The decoration ceremony of Jamila who was born in 1965 in Gombi LGA of Adamawa state and joined the navy in 1988, was witnessed by Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and Chief of Policy and Plans, Rear Admiral Henry Babalola, who represented the Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas.
According to him, there are very few women that will attain this rank in the Nigerian military. “It is a thing of pride and attaining this height, it is worth celebrating,” he said.
Commodore Malafa who gave the vote of thanks at the end of the event, reaffirmed her total commitment to the Nigerian Navy.