The Nigerian Army Council has confirmed the promotion of 34 Brigadiers-General to the rank of Majors-General and 47 Colonels to the rank of Brigadiers-General respectively.

The new promotion was announced in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, on Sunday in Abuja.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), those promoted to the rank of Major General are Brigadiers-General S. Idris, Defence Headquarters; D.C. Onyemulu, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre Oshodi; and B.O. Sawyer, Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans.

Others include, G.S. Abdullahi, Defence Headquarters; I.M. Obot, Nigerian Army Resource Centre; A.L. Lawal, Nigerian High Commission, Cairo, Egypt; and L.A Adegboye, Headquarters 82 Division Enugu.

Also on the list are, A.B. Ibrahim, Department of Training and Operations; P.B. Fakroga Headquarters Nigerian Army Women Corps; C.K. Nwosu, Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi; and H.I. Bature, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna.

The other promoted Brigadiers-General are, A.L. Dusu, Defence Headquarters; M.A. Masanawa, Ammunition Central Depot Agunu, Kachia; J.A. Ataguba, Land Forces Simulation Centre, Abuja; A.E. Attu, National Defence College, Abuja; B.A. Isandu, Nigerian Army Intelligence School, Lagos; S.S. Araoye, Command Engineering Depot, Kaduna; and M.S. Ahmed, SI List Nigerian Embasy Riyadh.

They also include GAT Ochigbano, Army Headquarters Department of Military Secretary; T.A. Lagbaja, Headquarters 2 Brigade Abak Uyo; L.A. Fejokwu, Army Headquarters Department of Administration; P.E. Eromosele, National Defence College; A.M. Alabi, Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Maiduguri.

Musa further disclosed that Brigadier Generals G.O. Adesina, Department of Policy and Plans; M.M. Bunza, Nigerian Military School Zaria; A.A. Adesope, Directorate of Audit and Financial Management Office of the Chief of Army Staff; and K.I. Muktar, Department of Administration, were also promoted.

He added that O.O. Olatunde, Headquarters 35 Brigade, was posthumously promoted while E.A. Ndagi, Office of the National Security Adviser; K.O. Aligbe Defence Headquarters, U.A. Yusuf, African Standby Force ECOWAS Headquarters, Abuja were on the list of the newly promoted major generals.

According to him, O.C. Ajunwa, Nigerian Embassy Brasilia, F.O. Omoigui, Department of Training and Operations (Army) and O.A. Akinyemi, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos were also promoted.

“Those promoted to Brigadier Generals are Colonels B.Y.D Sakaba, Defence Headquarters Abuja, A.Y. Bwala 302 Artillery Regiment Onitsha; A.A. Adekoya, Defence Intelligence Agency; NJ Edet Headquarters 81 Division, Lagos; E.C. Obi-Osang and Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces Command, Buni Yadi.

“They also include A.O. Arogbofa, Headquarters 102 Division Equipment Support; S. Nicodemus, Headquarters 6 Division Port Harcourt; W.B. Idris, 17 Brigade, Katsina; I.O. Olatunji, Headquarters 8 Division, Sokoto; and S.T. Audu, Headquarters 21 Brigade, Yola.

“Among those promoted to the rank of Brigadier General are G.C. Nkenke, 8 Division Supply and Transport; and M. Galadima, Headquarters Nigerian Army Finance Corps Apapa, Lagos; and M. Auta, Nigerian Army University Biu,” he added.

Musa disclosed that the Acting Director of Defence Information, Onyema Nwachukwu, had also been promoted to the rank of Brigadier general.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai congratulates the beneficiaries and charged them to redouble their efforts in the discharge of their responsibilities,” he said.

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