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1.       Brig Gen BO Sawyerr was born on 20th August 1962 at Lokoja in Kogi State to late Lawyer Obadiah Olarenwaju Sawyerr and Late Mrs Phoebe Sawyerr. Brig Gen BO Sawyerr started cadet training on 5 March 1986 as a member of the 27 Short Service Course at the Short Service Wing of the Nigerian Defence Academy. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army on 20 December 1986 in the rank of 2/Lt and later converted to Regular Combatant Commission in 1996.

2.       He attended the following educational institutions.
          a.       St Mary Primary School Lokoja                             1968 - 1975
          b.       Crowther Memorial College Lokoja                          1976 - 1977 
          c.       Government Secondary School Ilorin                        1977 - 1980
          d.       School of Basic Studies Ahmadu Bello University Zaria     1980 - 1981
          e.       Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he obtained a 
                   Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a Second 
                   Class Lower Division.                                               1981-1984
          f.       University of Madras (Defence Services Staff College 
          Annex)India where he obtained a Master of Science 
          Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies.                            2003- 2004
g.       Professor Iya Abubakar Resource Centre Bauchi                    2004 
3.       He has served in the following units:
          a.       243 Recce Battalion Jos                      1987 - 1990
          b.       HQ 3 Armoured Division Jos               1990 - 1992
          c.       ECOMOG HQ Monrovia                      1992 - 1993 
          d.       243 Recce Battalion Monguno             1994 - 1996
          e.       242 Recce Battalion Badagry              1996  - 1997
          f.       Communication Department HQ ACCS Bauchi      1997 - 1999
          g.       Command and Staff College Jaji               1999
          h.       Ministry of Defence Abuja                         1999 - 2001
          i.        G Branch HQ ACCS Bauchi                     2001 - 2003
          j.        Ministry of Defence Abuja                         2003
          k.       Tactics Department HQ ACCS Bauchi            2004 - 2005
          l.        Headquarters Guard Brigade Abuja            2005 - 2006
          m.      AFCSC Jaji                                                2006 - 2008
          n.       AHQ DATOPS                                           2008 - 2009
          o.       231 Bn/NIBATT 22 UNMIL                       2009 - 2011
          p.       AHQ DOAA                                               2011  - 2012
          q.       HQ 7 Div Maiduguri                           2013 
          r.       HQ NAAS                                      2014 -2015
          s.       HQ AFCSC                                                         2015 till date.
4.       Brig Gen BO Sawyerr has held several military appointments commensurate to his rank. These include:
- Platoon Commander.
- Unit Adjutant.
- Unit Motor Transport Officer.
- Unit Quarter Master.
- Battalion Intelligent Officer.
- Company Commander.
- GSO 2 Trg and Ops / GSO 2 SD.
- Instructor Communication Department.
- ADC to GOC 3 Armoured Div, ADC to ECOMOG Field Commander and 2 time ADC to Lt Gen TY Danjuma (Rtd) former Minister of Defence.
- SI Tactics NAAS.
- SO 1 A/Q HQ Guards Brigade NA.
- Directing Staff AFCSC Jaji.
- DD Welfare Services.
- AD Supply DHQ DLOG.
- Dy Comdt NAAS
- Director of Administration Admin Branch AFCSC till date.
5.       Brig Gen BO Sawyerr has attended several military courses amongst which are;
          a.       Young Officers Course Armour Bauchi.
          b.       Young Officers Course Infantry Jaji.
          c.       Sagaie Communication Instructors Course Bauchi.
          d.       Communication Instructors Course Armour Bauchi.
          e.       Regimental Signal Officers Course Jaji.
          f.       Mortar Platoon Commanders Course Jaji.
          g.       Junior Division Army Staff Course Jaji.
          h.       Company Commanders Course Armour Bauchi.
          i.        Senior Staff College Course at the Prestigious Defence Services Staff College Wellington India.
          j.        Train the trainer Course on International Humanitarian Law.
          k.       Defence College Course.
6.       Brig Gen BO Sawyerr participated in the following operations:
          a.       ECOMOG Liberia                           1992 - 1993. 
          b.       UNMIL                                    2009 - 2010.
          c.       Operation FLUSHOUT.                      1994 - 1996
          d.       Operation ZAKI.                          1994 - 1996
          e.       Multi National Joint Patrol Baga.        1994 - 1996
          f.       Operation ZAMAN LAFIYA.                  2013 - 2014
7.       Brig Gen BO Sawyerr is a recipient of several awards. Worthy of mention are:
          a.       Best Student Sagaie Communication course         1989
          b.       Best Student YOC Armour                          1989
          c.       Best Student Mortar Platoon Course               1990
          d.       Best Student YOC Infantry                        1994
          e.       ICS Commandant Merit Award                       1994
          f.       Recipient of best ICS Commandant Paper           1994
          g.       Best Student Regimental Signal Officers Course   1995 
8.       Medals/Decorations:
          a.       FSS.
          b.       MSS.
          c.       DSS.
          d.       pjsc.
          e.       psc(+).
          f.       CM
          g.       fdc.
          h.       FDA
9.       Academic Qualifications:
          a.       WASC.
          b.       IJMB.
          c.       BSc Political Science (ABU Zaria).
          d.       MSc Defence and Strategic Studies (India)
10.     Hobbies:
          a.       Cinematography
          b.       Watching Football.
          c.       Creating Ideas. 
          d.       Plays Badminton. 
11.      Brig Gen BO Sawyerr is happily married to Mrs Emily Sawyerr and blessed with 3 Children namely Olamide, Taiwo and Kehinde.

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