Congratulations are in order for Jamila Malafa who has been promoted to the rank of Commodore by the Nigerian Navy, equivalent to the Army rank Brigadier-General. According to reports, Navy Commodore Jamila Malafa is the first female general from Northern Nigeria…She is the first female of Northern extraction to become a one-star general.
The Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP), Navy Headquarters Abuja, Rear Admiral Henry Babalola said it is a thing of pride to attained the rank of Commodore in the Navy, adding that there are a few women that have achieved such height.
He noted that going by her resume the Nigerian Navy exposed her to a lot of courses and training during her career, capping it up with the prestigious MNI.
Commodore Malafa noted that she is the first female of northern extraction to be promoted to the rank of general in the Navy.
She said the promotion inspires her to be more loyal and dedicated in her duties to the Navy and Nigeria.
Commodore Jamila Malafa was born in 1965 in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa state.She joined the Nigerian Navy in 1988 and was Commissioned as midshipman in 1990.