Naval War College Nigeria

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Cdre AC Uko

Commodore Aniefiok Cletus Uko was born on 28 March 1972 in Nduk, Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) as a member of 43 RC in August 1991. He bagged a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry in 1995 and was subsequently commissioned Sub Lieutenant on 16 August 1996 as a seaman officer into the Nigerian Navy.

Aniefiok has attended several military and civil courses. Among the courses attended include the Sub Lieutenant Technical Course and Officers’ Long Course at NNS QUORRA, where he specialized in Navigation and Direction. Others military courses are the Junior and Senior Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji. The officer also attended the International Maritime Officers’ Course at the United States Coastguard Training Center, Yorktown, Virginia, United States of America. Cdre Uko is a holder of a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Defence Studies and currently undergoing a Masters of Philosophy programme in Security and Strategic Studies.

The senior officer has served in various capacities and held numerous appointments both afloat and ashore. He was an Instructor at the Nigerian Basic Training School Onne and the Navigation and Direction School NNS QUORRA Apapa. Others include Navigating Officer NNS NWAMBA, Executive Officer of FOB IGBOKODA and NNS BURUTU, Assistant Director Transformation at the Naval Headquarters and Commanding Officer FOB ESCRAVOS and NNS UNITY. He was also a Directing Staff as well as Chief Instructor at the AFCSC, Jaji.

Cdre Uko enjoys reading, travelling, swimming and watching football. He is happily married and the union is blessed with 4 beautiful girls.


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The Naval War College is the highest naval training institution in Nigeria. It was built to boost security in the maritime sector, as well as enhance the capability of naval officers to make sound decisions, both in command and management positions.

The War College is a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war.