Army redeploys senior officers in major shake-up
A statement yesterday by Army spokesman, Sagir Musa, said Maj.-Gen. H.O. Otiki had been moved to 8 Division, Sokoto as General Officer Commanding (GOC) while his predecessor, Maj.-Gen. S.O. Olabanji, heads for the Infantry Corps Centre as Commander.
Brig.-Gen. H.I. Bature leaves 34 Brigade to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command as Director Examinations and Brig.-Gen. T.O. Olowomeye from Headquarters 33 Brigade goes to Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs as Director Civil Military Affairs.
In the same vein, Brig.-Gen. B.A. Mohammed was redeployed from 23 Brigade to Martin Luther Agwai International Peace Keeping Centre as Deputy Commandant and Brig.-Gen. U.M. Bello from Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command to 63 Brigade as Commander.
Brig.-Gen. M.T. Durowaiye moves to 33 Brigade as Commander from the Directorate of Army Transformation and Innovation.
Also affected are Brig.-Gen. S.B. Kumapayi of Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs, who now resumes at Headquarters 14 Brigade as Commander and Brig.-Gen. N.M. Jega who leaves Headquarters 2 Brigade to 9 Brigade as Commander.
Commander, 16 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. K.O. Aligbe, to resume at Defence Headquarters as Acting Director Liaison, National Assembly; Brig.-Gen. A.K. Ibrahim vacates 14 Brigade for Army Headquarters Department of Administration as Deputy Director, Veteran Affairs Department Retired Officers’ Cell while Brig.-Gen. G.T.O. Ajetunmobi bids Headquarters Command, Army Records for the commandership of 31 Brigade.
The reshuffle also saw Brig.-Gen. O.G. Onubogu leaving Army Headquarters Department of Army Policy and Plans for Headquarters 16 Brigade as Commander. Brig.-Gen. O.M. Bello departs the Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters 6 Division as Chief of Staff.
Brig.-Gen. Z.L. Abubakar of the National Defence College goes to 32 Brigade as Commander and Brig.-Gen. A.A. Orukotan from Nigerian Army Resource Centre got deployed to Headquarters Command Army Records as Chief of Staff.
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