THE Council of Nigerian Army has given approval for the promotion of 122 senior army officers who were previously Brigadier General to the rank of Major General and those who were in Colonel to Brigadier General.
A total of 52 Brigadier General and 70 Colonels have been promoted, respectively.
This approval was disclosed to the general public via a terse statement issued by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who said noted that their promotion come as a result of their steadfast and loyal service to Nigeria.
Brigadier General Nwachukwu in the statement said: “Amongst those promoted to the rank of Major General are Brigadier Generals AA Ayanuga of the Department of Army Transformation and Innovation, EH Akpan of Theatre Command Operation Hadin Kai, NM Jega of the Defence Headquarters, JO Ugwuoke of the Department of Army Logistics, PAO Okoye of the Department of Army Operations, EF Oyinlola of the Department of Special Services and Programmes, AA Adekeye of 21 Special Armoured Brigade, AE Edet of Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, AB Mohammed of Army Headquarters Operations Monitoring Team, and MT Usman of the Headquarters Guards Brigade.
“Other beneficiaries include Brigadier Generals IM Abdullahi of Headquarters 35 Brigade, AO Agboola of the Department of Army Training, EE Emekah of Nigerian Defence Academy, HE Nzan of Department of Army Standards and Evaluation, LA Lebo of the Department of Army Training, UT Otaru of Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport and AU Obiwulu of 1 Base Workshop, amongst others.
“Some of the colonels elevated to the rank of Brigadier General are, Colonels AO Ajagbe, JO Ogbobe, MG Hammawa, SS Bello, SOG Aremu, NG Mohammed, OI Odigie, CA Osuagwu, MO Eteng and ED Idima amongst others.”
Congratulating the newly promoted army officers, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, who is the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, advised them to remain loyal and committed in their service to Nigeria.