MARK, Brig-Gen. (Senator) David Bonaventure Alechenu (rtd)

GCON, B.Sc, retired soldier, politician; b: April 8, 1948Jit: Otukpo, so:Benue; married, has children, ed: St. Francis Practising School, Otukpo, 1955- 61; Nigerian Military School, Zaria, 1962-70, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. cr: Commissioned into the Nigerian Army Corps of Signals and promoted Lieutenant, 1970; Signals Brigade Officer, Corps ofSignal, NA, 1970-71; promoted Captain, 1971; served asOfficer, 3Marine Commando Signal Regiment, Nigerian Army, 1971-74; promoted Major, 1974; Commandant Static Communication, Nigerian Army, 1974-76; Commanding Officer, 3 Marine Commando Division, Signals Regiment Nigerian Army, and later posted to Headquarters, Corps of Army Signals, Nigerian Army, 1976; former Principal Staff Officer, Army Signal Corps Headquarters, Nigerian Army, ch. Abandoned Properties Implementation Committee, defunct Eastern Region (Anambra, Imo, Cross River and Rivers states), 1976; former Commanding Officer, Technical and Telephone Construction Regiment Army Signals Corps, Nigerian Army; former dinTechnical Training, *G' Branch Army Headquarters, Ugos; former Staff Officer, Operations and Planning, Army Signals Corps, NA; former Commander, NA School of Signals; Directing Staff Officer, Command and Staff College, Jaji and later Staff Offficer (Co-ordination), CSC, Jaji; former dir. Telecommunications. NA, Headquarters, Lagos; Military gov. Niger State. 1984-86; Commander, Army Corps of Signals, Headquarters, 1986-87; mm: Armed Forces Ruling Council, 1986-February 1989; min. Communications, 1987, retired from the army, 1993; went into self exile; elected Senator, 1999, ch. Senate Committee on Banking &Currency; pp: Peoples Democratic Party, hob: reading, golf, squash, volleyball, soccer, flying, off: Senate Chambers, National Assembly Complex, Three Arms Zone, Abuja; res: Otukpo, Benue State.
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