The Former Assistant Director News and Current Affairs, Nigerian Television Authority, Zonal Headquarters Channel 2 Victoria Island, Lagos, Prince Mohammad Abdulkadir has been appointed Special Assistant (Media/Publicity) to the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd).
His appointment letter, which was personally signed by the Minister was dated seventeenth, March 2020.
The new appointee, Prince Mohammad Abdulkadir who had since assumed duties hails from Ilorin in Magaji Are ward one in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Prince Abdulkadir is a foremost trained Journalist at home and in Diaspora having trained in all the Military Institutions in the country including the National Security Training at Defence Intelligence School anchored by the Centre for Strategic Studies, Galilee International Management Institute Israel. Nominee of the Nigerian US Embassy to Garmish, Germany for the United States Africa Command Public Affairs and Media Symposiums, where he emerged as the first elected Leader, African Defence and Security Journalists Association. Other specialised training where the newly appointed Special Assistant excelled include, Protection of war Correspondents in Conflict Zones in Kilkis Greece by the Multinational Peace Support Training Centre.
Basic Peace Support Operation for Defence Correspondent at the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre Jaji, Kaduna State, Defence and Security Management Course at National Defence College Abuja, Nigeria, Military Law Reform Seminar and participant at Civil – Military Relation Seminar.
Similarly, Prince Mohammed Abdulkadir served from 2009 to 2016 as War correspondent as ‘EMBEDED’ JOURNALIST’ in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism Operations including; ‘Operation BOYONA’ ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya’ ‘Operation Lafiya Dole and ‘Operation Gama Aiki in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in the North East.
The newly appointed special assistant whose pedigree as NTA celebrated Defence Correspondent before his retirement in January this year has his first degree in political science, masters in industrial and labour relations and Msc in political science and presently undergoing PhD in Strategic Studies at Ambrose Ali university, Ekpoma, Edo state.
He is married and blessed with children.