Col. Paul Hemba (Rtd)
Special Adviser on Security
Born on 17th September, 1966, Colonel Hemba hails from Kwande Local government area. After primary education at the Local Government Education Authority School, Gboko South, he proceeded to Bristow Secondary School, Gboko in 1978 and obtained the Ordinary Level General Certificate in Education in 1983. Colonel Hemba was admitted at the Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, in 1987 where he graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree, BSc Chemistry, in 1992. He also obtained Advanced Diploma in Security Management and Operations from the University of Lagos, 2012, Masters in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from the same institution in 2014, as well as Masters in Transport Management from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, in 2015. Colonel Hemba attended several intelligence and other courses and served with the United Nations Mission in Dafur, Sudan, and Cote d'Ivoire as well as the Economic Community of West Africa Monitoring Group, ECOMOG, in Liberia and Sierra Leone. While in the military, he held several intelligence command positions, served on a Special Investigation Panel, and was Aid-De-Camp and Chief Security Officer. He speaks Tiv, English, French and Hausa.