Brigadier General Cecilia U. Akagu and Brigadier General Clifford B. Wanda are Nigeria’s first married army officers to attain the same rank of Brigadier General.
Brigadier General Akagu is from Ankpa in Kogi State while her husband is from Enugu Ngwo in Enugu State.
Brigadier General Wanda joined the Nigerian Army in the mid-1980s, and he......
attended Nigerian Military School, Zaria.
The fact that the couple have different last names is not unusual, as some military personnel do keep their last names for administrative purposes, especially if they met on the job. SaharaReporters learned that the distinguished Nigerian army officers met when they were both commissioned officers and got married.
Whereas Brigadier General Akagu and Brigadier General Wanda are not the first commissioned officers to be married in the Nigerian Army, they hold the distinction of being the first to attain the rank of Brigadier General as a married couple.
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