Faruk Yahaya Biography: Age, Net Worth, State of Origin, Son, Wife, Children, Wikipedia, Tribe, Family, Daughter, Chief of Army Staff Nigeria

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Name:Faruk Yahaya
Date of Birth:January 5, 1966
Age:57 years (2023)
Net Worth:$2.5 millions
Faruk Yahaya

Faruk Yahaya Biography

Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya was born on January 5, 1966, he is a Nigerian army lieutenant general, who is the Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on 27 May 2021 after the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru who died in the Beechcraft King Air 350i plane crash near Kaduna International Airport.

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Early Life and Education

Faruk Yahaya was born in January 5, 1966 in Sifawa, Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

He is a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, and Nigerian Army School of Infantry. 

He commenced officer cadet training on 27 September 1985 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Corp of Infantry as a Second Lieutenant on 27 December 1990. He holds a master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

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Faruk Yahaya Career

Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has attended all the relevant courses commensurate to his career which include, Young Officers Course, Infantry, Company Commanders Course, Infantry and Commanding Officers Course. 

He also attended Junior Staff Course, Senior Staff Course and National Defence College amongst others, as well as several workshops and Seminars.

He has also held several appointments including Command, Staff and Instructional. 

Notable amongst them are Guards Brigade Garrison Commander, Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Deputy Director Army Headquarters Department of Military Secretary, Deputy Director Army Research and Development and Chief of Staff, Headquarters Joint Task Force Operation PULO SHIELD.

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has served as the Principal General Staff Officer (PGSO) to the Honourable Minister of Defence, Commander, 4 Brigade and 29 Task Force Brigade (Operation ZAMAN LAFIYA). 

He was also Director Manpower at the Army Headquarter, Military Secretary Army Headquarters and General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division of the Nigerian Army

Until his appointment as the COAS, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya was the Theatre Commander Operation HADIN KAI, responsible for Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency operations in North East Nigeria.

Personal Life

Faruk Yahaya is married and has four children.

Faruk Yahaya

Faruk Yahaya Net Worth

Faruk Yahaya is a Nigerian army lieutenant general. He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 millions.

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