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By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja
17 December 2019   |   3:07 am
The Nigerian Army has released its fresh postings and names of newly promoted officers. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja

The Nigerian Army has released its fresh postings and names of newly promoted officers.

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, noted that the decision was consequent upon the recent elevation and the need to post and redeploy them to various military formations.

According to him, the postings and appointments have been approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai and they were a routine exercise to reinvigorate the system for “greater professional effectiveness and efficiency.”

The postings include the movement of Maj.-Gen. EO Ogunkale from Command Army Record Lokoja to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Standards and Evaluation; Maj.-Gen. AO Uthman leaves Nigerian Army School of Signals, Apapa, Lagos for Defence Headquarters as Director Defence Communications; Maj.-Gen. OO Soleye of the Defence Headquarters goes to Headquarters Command Army Record Lokoja as Commander; Maj.-Gen. YI Shalangwa, the erstwhile Director Legal Services ‘Army’ is redeployed to Defence Headquarters as Director Legal Services.

Also, Maj.-Gen. DC Onyemulu moves from Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, Lagos to become Director Armed Forces Simulation Centre; Maj.-Gen. HI Bature is moved from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna to Defence Headquarters as Director Liaison.

The list also includes Maj.-Gen. IM Obot who remains at Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Participant Senior Executive Management and Policy Course, Maj.-Gen. BO Sawyer equally stays at Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans as Director Plans.

Maj.-Gen. LA Adegboye, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division retains the post; Maj.-Gen. MA Masanawa from the Army Central Ammunition Depot heads for the Defence Headquarters as Director Innovation and Combat Development.

Similarly, Maj.-Gen. G Oyefesobi from the Defence Intelligence Agency moves to Headquarters of the recently created Nigerian Army Special Forces Corps as Commander; Maj.-Gen. MM Bunza, ex-Commandant, Nigerian Military School Zaria, is redeployed to Nigerian Army Education Corps as Corps Commander Education; Maj.-Gen. DH Ali-Keffi from the Nigerian Army School of Infantry Jaji goes to Defence Intelligence Agency as Director of Administration; Maj.-Gen. GO Adesina of the Army Headquarters Department of Army Policy and Plans was moved to the Nigerian Army Signals School Apapa, Lagos as Commandant while Maj.-Gen. PE Eromosele from National Defence College Abuja was appointed Commandant of the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering Makurdi.

Others are Maj.-Gen. KO Aligbe of the Defence Headquarters Abuja leaves for Nigerian Army School of Infantry Jaji as Commandant; Maj.-Gen. AB Ibrahim remains in Army Headquarters and got appointed as Director Training; Maj.-Gen. GK Nwosu also remain in Nigerian Army Special Forces School Buniyadi as Commandant; same for Maj.-Gen. FB Fakrogha who stays in Nigerian Army Women Corps as Commander Women Corps while Maj.-Gen. S Idris from Defence Headquarters moves to Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership Peace Keeping Centre as Commandant.

Besides, Brig.-Gen. JC Ogbonna moves from Headquarters 81 Division to Headquarters 82 Division as Division’s Training Officer; Brig.-Gen.BH Mohammed of the Headquarters Nigerian Army Education Corps is now Commandant, Nigerian Military School Zaria; Brig.-Gen. GO Omorogbe from Headquarters 4 Brigade Benin heads for Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre Jaji as Chief of Staff; Brig.-Gen. AJ Fagge of the Defence Space Agency moves to Ministry of Defence as Principal General Staff Officer to the Minister of Defence; Brig.-Gen. NI Najaja from 6 Military Intelligence Brigade Port Harcourt leaves for Open Source Intelligence Command as Commander while Brig.-Gen. AO Quadri from Headquarters 81 Division Lagos got redeployed to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Minna as Director Training.

Moreover, Brig.-Gen. FG Dimlong from 105 Division’s Equipment Support (DES) heads to 101 DES as Commander; Brig.-Gen. M Danmadami of the Headquarters 3 Division Jos moved to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Acting Director Procurement; Brig.-Gen. OJ Akpor from 1 Division Garrison Kaduna was reassigned to the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna as Director Military Training; Brig.-Gen. BU Yahaiya from the Ministry of Defence left for the Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja as Subject Expert South East Asia; Brig.-Gen. IM Jallo of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna was posted to 4 Brigade Benin as Commander; Brig.-Gen. HE Akpan from Army War College moves to Directorate of Army Recruitment, Resettlement and Reserve as Commander while Brig.-Gen. O Nwachukwu remains in Defence Headquarters as Acting Director Defence Information.

Brig.-Gen. MK Gara from Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations heads for 8 Division Garrison as Commander and Brig.-Gen. MU Wambai from SI List (SEC 41) was redeployed to Headquarters Directorate of Legal Services as Acting Director Legal Services among others.


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