Director of Administration
BRIGADIER GENERAL BO SAWYERR N/8504
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.
- AD Ops AHQ DATOPS.
- CO 231 Bn/CO NIBATT 22 UNMIL.
- 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
9. Academic Qualifications:
c. BSc Political Science (ABU Zaria).
d. MSc Defence and Strategic Studies (India)
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.