David Akpode Ejoor RCDS, PSC, (10 January 1932 – 10 February 2019) was a Nigerian Army officer who served as Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

David Akpode Ejoor
Chief of Army Staff
In office
January 1971 – July 1975
Preceded byHassan Katsina
Succeeded byTheophilus Danjuma
Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy
In office
January 1969 – January 1971
Preceded byBrig M.R. Varma
Succeeded byMaj-Gen. R.A. Adebayo
Governor of Mid-Western Region
In office
January 1966 – August 1967
Preceded byDennis Osadebay
Succeeded byAlbert Okonkwo
Personal details
Born(1932-01-10)10 January 1932[1]
Ovu, Bendel State
(now Delta State, Nigeria)
Died10 February 2019(2019-02-10) (aged 87)
Lagos, Nigeria
Political partyUnaffiliated
Military service
Allegiance Nigeria
Branch/serviceFlag of the Nigerian Army Headquarters.svg Nigerian Army
RankMajor general

Early lifeEdit

He was the first Nigerian Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy and was once administrator of the now-defunct Mid-Western Region.[2] Ejoor was the governor of the Mid-Western State of Nigeria, during the Biafra Civil War. He then served as Chief of Army Staff from January 1971 to July 1975. Ejoor died in Lagos on 10 February 2019.[3] He was 87.


  • Ejoor, David Akpode (1989). Reminiscences. Malthouse Press Ltd. ISBN 978-978-2601-37-7.


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