Welcome to the DEFENCE HEAD QUARTERS FINANCE


INTRODUCTION


The Department of Finance and Accounts is made up of two directorates. These are the Directorates of Finance and Budget. The Department of Finance and Accounts is responsible for the management of all financial matters in Defence Headquarters. The Department is headed by the Chief of Finance and Accounts who is one of the Principal Staff Officers of the Chief ... of Defence Staff. The Department advises the Chief of Defence Staff on all financial matters in line with Government Financial Regulations. It is the duty of the Department to coordinate the preparation of the annual budget of Defence Headquarters, ensures that proper books of accounts are maintained and same rendered to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT


The Department is headed by a Chief of Finance and Accounts, who is of the rank of Major General from the Army. The two directorates are headed by Director of Accounts in the rank of cadre and Director of Budget in the rank of A cadre. A Civilian Chief Accountant and an Internal Auditor form part of the administrative structure of the Department. ... Anytime Nigerian troops are deployed in local or foreign operations, a finance officer of the rank of major or equivalent is posted to administer them.

CHRONOLOGY OF COMMAND

DIRECTORS OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS
S/N
NAME
YEAR
1
COL EO ONWUDIWE ( - )
               – SEPT 94
2
COL SU UMUSU ( - )
SEPT 94 – MAY 97
3
COL LO JOHN-OJO ( - )
MAY 97 – AUG 99
4
COL NE EKWALE ( - )
AUG 99 – JUN 03
5
COL HI DASHWET ( - )
JUN 03 – MAY 04
6
COL AC MEZUE ( - )
MAY 04 – SEPT 04
7
COL JA ADEJO (N/7546)
SEP 04 – NOV 05
8
COL MA NYIAM ( - )
NOV 05 – JUL 06
9
BRIG GEN MA NYIAM ( - )
JUL 06 – FEB 08
10
BRIG GEN DA BAKO (N/6752)
FEB 08 – JUN 11
11
COL JO OZIGI (N/9007)
JUN 11 – JAN 13
12
COL AO ADETAYO (N/9066)
JAN 13 – SEPT 13
13
BRIG GEN AO ADETAYO (N/9066)
SEPT 13 – OCT 14
14
BRIG GEN AB ADAMU (N/8980)
OCT 14 – APR 17
15
BRIG GEN NL ISAMA (N/9356)
APR 17 – DEC 17


CHIEF OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS AND BUDGET
1
BRIG GEN NL ISAMA (N/9356)
DEC 17 – JAN 18
2
MAJ GEN CU AGULANNA (N/9005)
JAN 18 – AUG 18
3
MAJ GEN JE JAKKO (N/9026)
AUG 18 – OCT 20
3
MAJ GEN AR BAKARE (N/9210)
OCT 20 – TILL DATE

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

Chief of Defence and Budget

Major General AR Bakare

Chief of Defence Accounts and Budget

General Bakare, a member of the 38th Regular Course is the 19th Director of Finance and Accounts of the Defence Headquarters. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics. He holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies and Business Administration....

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MAJOR GENERAL AR BAKARE

General Bakare a member of the 38th Regular Course is the 19th Director of Finance and Accounts of the Defence Headquarters. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics. He holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies and Business Administration.

He is a Member/Fellow of various professional bodies amongst which are:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.
  • Institute of Chartered Economics of Nigeria.
  • Nigerian Institute of Management