General Lucky Irabor is the current Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. On the 26th January 2021 he was appointed the new Chief of Defence Staff by President Buhari Muhammadu Buhari.
Lucky Irabor was born on October 5, 1965, in Aliokpu Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. He attended St. Patrick’s College, Agbor, for his secondary education. He is 58 years old as of 2023.
General Irabor was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna as a member of the 34 Regular Course in 1983. He was committed to his work which landed him the post of Second Lieutenant on 28 June 1986 into the Signals Corps of the Nigerian Army. Irabor attended several military and civil courses both locally and abroad, including:
- Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji (AFCSC)
- Ghana Armed Forces Staff College, Teshi, Accra, Ghana
- National Defence College, Bangladesh
- Harvard Kennedy Schools of Government and Executive Education, the USA
Irabor holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University and two Masters Degrees from University of Ghana and Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka.
General Irabor career has been a remarkable one. He has held several command and staff appointments in the Nigerian Army Which includes; Commander and Chief of Defence Staff
The Vibrant soldier Gen. Irabor was appointed Chief of Defence Staff on January 26, 2021.
- Chief of Defence Staff (26 January 2021)
- Commander of TRADOC – (July 2020 – January 2021)
- He was Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (May 2017 – August 2018)
- Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (March 2016 – May 2017)
He has held many position in nigerian force as follow.
- Second Lieutenant (1986)
- Lieutenant (1989)
- Captain (1992)
- Major (1997)
- Lieutenant Colonel (2002)
- Colonel (2007)
- Brigadier General (2012)
- Major General (2016)
- Lieutenant General (2021)
- General (2023)
Irabor’s net worth is not publicly known. However, it is estimated to be around $10 million.
General lucky Irabor is married and has four children. He is a devout Christian and a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Irabor is a highly decorated officer who has served his country with distinction. He is a respected leader and a valuable asset to the Nigerian Armed Forces.