The Nigerian Army has released posting and appointments of senior officers with Brigadier General O Nwachukwu, former Director, Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, now the new Director, Army Public Relations.
A statement issued Thursday by the immediate past Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said the shake-up was in line with the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Faruk Yahaya’s vision to have a “professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria”.
Four Major Generals were affected in the exercise. They are FO Omoigui from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI to Land Forces Simulation Centre Nigeria and appointed Director General; CG Musa from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI and appointed Theatre Commander; OR Aiyenigba from Defence Headquarters to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police and appointed Provost Marshal (Army) and IM Jallo from Defence Space Administration to Headquarters Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI and appointed Deputy Theatre Commander 1.
Seven Brigadier Generals involved in the posting are: NU Muktar from Nigeria High Commission Islamabad to Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Director of Procurement; O Nwachukwu from Defence Headquarters (Director Defence Information) to Headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations and appointed Director; AE Abubakar from Department of Training and Operations( Defunct) to Headquarters 22 Brigade and appointed Commander; KO Ukandu from Office of the Chief of Army Staff (Director Procurement) to National Defence College and appointed Directing Staff; IB Abubakar from Nigerian Army Armour School to Army Headquarters Department of Army Operations and appointed Deputy Director Operations; AM Umar from Army War College Nigeria to Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Chief of Staff to the Chief of Army Staff and AJS Gulani from Nigerian Army Armour School to Headquarters 24 Task Force Brigade and appointed Commander.
Others are Colonels – KE Inyang from Headquarters Department of Army Logistics to Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Military Assistant to the Chief of Army Staff; OO Braimah from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI to Nigeria High Commission Islamabad and appointed Defence Attachee and IP Omoke from Office of the Chief of Army Staff to Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Assistor Director Foreign Liaison/ Liaison Officer (Army).
According to the statement, all posting and appointments are with immediate effect.