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Nigerian Army promotes 117 senior officers

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed the promotion of 117 senior officers in the country.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, who confirmed the development in a statement in Abuja, said 41 senior officers were promoted from the rank of Brigadier-General to Major General while 76 others were elevated from Colonel to Brigadier-General. 

He added that the Director, Army Directorate of Data Processing, Lagos, Brig.-Gen. CU Onwunle, the Research Fellow/Subject Expert, Indian Sub-Continental at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja, Brig.-Gen. M Danmadami, were among those promoted to the rank of Major-General.

The statement read: “Others were Brig.-Gen. OJ Akpor, Director Military Training, Nigerian Defence Academy; Brig.-Gen. UT Musa of the Department of Administration Army Headquarters Abuja and Brig.-Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo, Acting General Officer Commanding, 7 Division/ JTF NE Operation Hadin Kai, Maiduguri.

“Also promoted were Brig.-Gen. V Ebhaleme of Defence Space Administration Abuja; Brig.-Gen. LT Omoniyi of Department of Civil-Military Affairs, Abuja and Brig.-Gen. NU Muktar, Acting Director of Procurement, Office of the Chief of Army Staff, among others.

 “Col. O. Adegbe of the Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna, Col. AA Babalola of Headquarters 3 Division, Col. NN Orok of Defence Headquarters and Col. MO Ibrahim of Army War College Nigeria,  were promoted to the rank of Brig.-Gen.

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“Others were Col. BO Omopariola, Commander 25 Task Force Brigade; Col. UV Unachukwu of Army War College, Nigeria; Col. OAO Ojo of Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals, Lagos and Col HI Dasuki of the Forward Operating Base, Ngamdu, Borno, among others.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, congratulates all the promoted officers and their families, and urges them to redouble effort to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Nigerian Army.”

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