Rear Admiral Oladele Bamidele Daji was born into the family of Sunday and Rachael Daji on 24 October 1966 at Idoani in Ose LGA of Ondo State, South West Nigeria. He had his Primary education at the Holy Trinity Primary School Idoani from 1972 to 1978 and Secondary education at Federal Government College Enugu from 1978-83. Thereafter, he proceeded to the Nigerian Defence Acedemy (NDA) Kaduna in September 1984 as a member of the 36 Regular Combatant Course. On completion of the degree programme and military training at NDA, he was commissioned into the Nigerian Navy (NN) on 24 September 1989. R Adm OB Daji is married to Dr Feyisayo Yvonne Daji and blessed with 3 daughters; Oluwadamilola, Oluwaferanmi and Motunrayo.
MILITARY COURSES/INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED
The Senior Officer attended several military courses in various institutions, amongst which are:
National Security and Strategic Studies Course – National Defence College, New Delhi India – 2012.
Counter Intelligence Course – Defence Services Intelligence Agency Pakistan (June-July 2010).
Critical Thinking and Security Analysis Course – Defence Intelligence School Abuja (Feb-March 2010).
International Maritime and Port Security Course – Galilee College Israel (June 2009).
Maritime Port and Harbour Security Management Course – US Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programme, Lagos (2008).
Senior Staff Course – Armed Forces Command & Staff College Jaji, Senior Course 26 (2003-2004).
Officers’ Long Course in Navigation and Direction – Nigerian Navy Ship QUORRA Apapa Lagos (January –December 2001).
Junior Staff Course – Armed Forces Command & Staff College Jaji, Junior Course 48/99 (June – December 1999).
Young Officers Intelligence Course, Nigerian Navy Intelligence School Apapa, Lagos (February – May 1995).
Sub Lieutenant Technical Course, Nigerian Navy Ship QUORRA, Apapa Lagos (November 1991- December 1992).
Nigerian Naval College Onne,Port Harcourt for Phase 1 Midshipman training (October 1988- April 1989).
Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, Officer Cadets’ Training, (1984 – 1988). EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED/QUALIFICATIONS
The Senior Officer also attended some educational institutions which include:
Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre Accra, Ghana -Early Warning and Response Capacity Building for Preventive Peace Building” programme (2016).
University of Madras, India – Master of Philosophy (M Phil) in Defence and strategic Studies. (2013).
Cranfield University, United Kingdom – Master of Science (M Sc) in Global Security (2003).
Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna – Bachelor of Science Degree, BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, (June 1988).
Federal Government College Enugu – WASC/GCE O/L (1978-1983).
Holy Trinity (Anglican) Primary School Idoani – First School Leaving Certificate (1972-1978).