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Army gets new spokesman

By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja
10 February 2021   |   3:00 am
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Attahiru Ibrahim, has appointed a new Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, who succeeds Brig.Gen. Sagir Musa.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Attahiru Ibrahim, has appointed a new Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, who succeeds Brig.Gen. Sagir Musa.

Yerima, a former Director of Defence Information, was until his appointment, Deputy Director at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

He is member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, African Public Relations Association and Fellow, West Africa Society for Administration and Communication.

The new army spokesman was a participant in the Senior Strategic Media Operation programme at Reach Cambridge and Kofi Annan Centre, Ghana.

He also attended Senior Leadership Course at Sheringham, United Kingdom and undertook a United States-Embassy funded media tour of Africom in Stuttgart, Germany.

Yerima obtained a B.A. Ed Degree in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, before enrolling in the Nigerian Army in October 1989 and commissioned into the Corps of Army Public Relations.