Major General L.E.O Irabor is an RC 34 officer who attained that rank in 2014, serving as a Theatre Commander in the Northeast.
He hails from near Agbor in Delta State. He succeeds Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin.
Major General Irabor, who is the immediate chief of training and operations at the Armed Forces Headquarters, took over the post from the former commander, Major General AA Tarfa.
He was appointed as the new CDS by His Excellency, President Buhari, on January 26, 2021.
Maj. Gen. Lucky E.O. IRABOR is the Chief of Defense, Training and Operations at the Armed Forces of Nigeria Headquarters.
He is an alumnus of the Ghana Armed Forces Staff College Ghana, the National Defence College Bangladesh and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Programme, USA.
Major General Lucky Irabor is an engineer by training from Obafemi Awolowo University and holds two master’s degrees from the University of Ghana, Accra, and the Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka.
As CDTOPs, he oversees training and operations in the Nigerian Armed Forces under the direction of the Chief of Defence Staff.
Specifically, he conducts periodic reviews of a wide range of policies and activities related to training and operations in the armed forces.
In addition to his duties, he is the Chairman of the AFN Committee on COVID-19, which works to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease in Armed Forces facilities in accordance with the protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The committee is also supporting the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, including the deployment of medical personnel across the country to strengthen available personnel to manage the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
The general previously served as the theater commander of OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE in northeastern Nigeria and force commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force in the Lake Chad Basin area.
Operations focused on counterterrorism and counterinsurgency. He is the recipient of several awards and medals from the military, ECOMOG, and the United Nations. The senior officer has traveled extensively.