Commandants

The leaders who have taken turn to pilot the affairs of Nigerian Naval Engineering College from inception till date.

Rear Admiral DO Ajatoye
DSS fdc+ psc MNSE CEng

15 Aug 15 - Till Date

Rear Admiral Durojaiye Olusegun Ajatoye was born in Lagos on 18 July 1963 to late Senior Apostle Moses Afolabi Ajatoye and Madam Sabaina Ajatoye both from Ikirun in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State in Nigeria. He attended Christ Apostolic Church Primary School from 1970-1976 and Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School from 1976-1981 both in Lagos. He was enlisted into the Nigerian Navy (NN) as a member of 4th Regular Course of Nigerian Naval College (NNC) ONURA, Onne in Port Harcourt in March 1983. On completion of the cadet training course at NNC in 1985, he had his sea-going cadetship training onboard Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) OBUMA and the Midshipman course onboard NNS ARADU. He was commissioned a Sub-Lieutenant in January 1987.

Rear Admiral Ajatoye attended professional and administrative courses both at home and abroad; notably amongst them were Basic Engineering Course at Naval College of Engineering, INS SHIVAJI, India, Officers’ Application Course at Nigerian Naval Engineering College (NNEC) Sapele, Intermediate Level Maintenance Course, NNEC, Sapele, Junior Staff Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Senior Staff Course at AFCSC, Jaji and National Defence College, Nigeria. The officer has also attended seminars, workshops and conferences in the course of his career; notably were International Conference on Maritime Security and Defence, Shipbuilding, Machinery and Naval Technology International Conference and Offshore Patrol Vessel Africa Conference. He also attended conferences and seminars organised by Nigerian Society of Engineers, Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Rear Admiral DO Ajatoye has, in the course of his career held several appointments in the Nigerian Navy. The notable ones were, Electrical Officer, NNS LANA, Electrical Officer, NNS AMBE, Weapon Engineering Officer, NNS SIRI, Base Technical Officer, NNS ANANSA (now NNS VICTORY), Staff Officer 2, Weapon Engineering at NHQ, Manager Electrical, Naval Dockyard Limited, Officer-in-Charge, Weapon Engineering School, NNEC, Sapele, Weapon Engineering Officer, NNS ARADU, Command Technical Officer, Logistics Command, Deputy General Manager, Naval Dockyard Limited and Director Ship Spares at NHQ. He has a Masters degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan. He was Commander Fleet Support Group (Cenrtal) in Warri and Director of Weapon Engineering at the Naval Headquarters, Abuja. He is presently the Commandant Nigerian Naval Engineering College, Sapele.

The senior officer is a member of Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Council for the Registration of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN).

He is awarded/decorated with DSS, fdc+, psc, MNSE and CEng.

Rear Admiral Ajatoye is married to Mrs Folasade Ajatoye and they are blessed with 3 children. He enjoys playing golf, table tennis and listening to music.