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Nigerian Army Appoints Field Commanders, Staff Officers, Others

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 Nigerian Army Appoints Field Commanders, Staff Officers, Others


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major-General Faruk Yahaya has approved the appointment and posting of Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), Field Commanders, and other key staff.


According to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the appointment was contained in a Posting released on Friday by the Department of Military Secretary.

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He explained that the appointees who include the Commandant Nigerian Army Armored School, are to provide the much-needed vigour.


He said: “The COAS approved the appointment of Maj-Gen BO Sawyer as the new Director Defense Information while the Chief of Operations Army, Maj-Gen IM Yusuf becomes the Commandant Nigerian Defense Academy.


“Maj-Gen TA Gagariga will move from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to Nigerian Army Artillery Corps as Corps Commander Artillery and Maj-Gen VO Ezugwu of Training and Doctrine Command becomes the Commander Infantry Corps,” Onyema stated.


He further disclosed that: “Maj-Gen MA Yekini is the new Chief of Defense Training and Operations, Maj-Gen MS Yusuf will take over as Chief of Defense Standard and Evaluation, while the Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Maj-Gen AB Omozoje will take over as the Chief of Policy and Plans at the Army Headquarters.


“Equally, Maj-Gen SO Olabanji becomes the Commander Training and Doctrine Command, Maj-Gen OA Akintade is the new Chief of Army Logistics, Maj-Gen OT Akinjobi takes over as Chief of Operations (Army), Maj-Gen JA Ataguba becomes the Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation while Maj-Gen KI Mukhtar and C Ofoche are the new Chief of Administration and Chief of Transformation and Innovation respectively. Maj-Gen AB Ibrahim is appointed as Chief of Training (Army).


“Among the new field commanders are Maj Gen AK Ibrahim who takes over as the Force Commander Multi-National Joint Task Force, N’Djamena and Maj-Gen IS Ali who becomes the General Officer Commanding 3 Division will double as the Commander Special Task Force Operation Safe Haven.


“The COAS equally approved the appointment of Commanders, Commandants of NA Institutions, Directors and other key appointments at both Defense and Army levels. The appointments he said were aimed to rejig for efficiency in command and administration within the NA. These appointments take effect immediately,” Onyema explained.

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