The Nigerian Army has released the postings and appointments of some Senior Officers.
The posting, which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, according to the spokesman of the Service, Brigadier General Sagir Musa, is a routine and normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater performance and effectiveness.
The posting saw the redeployment of Major General FO Agugo from Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals Corps, Apapa, Lagos to Defence Headquarters Department of Communications as Chief of Defence Communications; Major General M Mohammed from Nigerian Army Resource Center, Abuja to Pronto Tech Nigeria Limited and appointed Managing Director; Major General AR Owolabi from Defence Headquarters, Abuja (Department of Communications) to Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals Corps as Commander; Major General A Bande is to remain as General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Sokoto; Major General E Akerejola from Army Headquarters Department of Logistics to Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Benin as Commandant; Major General UM Mohammed to remain in the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Special Adviser Nigerian Army University, Biu and Vice Chairman Nigerian Army Property Limited, Abuja; Major General CV Eze from Office of the Chief of Army Staff (Nigerian Army Special Projects) to Army Headquarters, Department of Army Logistics and appointed Director Engineering Services; Major General OF Azinta from Defence Space Agency, Abuja to Defence Headquarters as Director Psychological Warfare; Major General AM Dauda from National Defence College, Abuja to Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans and appointed Director Policy; Major General AL Dusu from Army Headquarters, Department of Policy and Plans to Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia, appointed Commandant; and Major General H Ahmed from Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police to remain as Provost Marshal (Army).
Others include Major General TA Gagariga from Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia to Defence Space Agency, Abuja appointed as Deputy Chief of Defence Space Agency; Major General JO Iwara from Army Headquarters Department of Standard and Evaluation to Department of Army Logistics, appointed Director of Logistics Planning; Major General PI Eze to remain at Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri and appointed Theatre Logistics Component Commander; Major General OO Oluyede to remain in Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Damaturu as Commander; Major General BR Sinjen to remain in Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations, Abuja as Director Operations; Major General R Abubakar to remain in Defence Headquarters as Defence Liaison Officer Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja; Major General OO Soyele from Defence Headquarters, Abuja to Nigerian Army Resource Center, Abuja as Senior Research Fellow; Major General AK Ibrahim to remain in Headquarters 7 Division/Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri as General Officer Commanding/Commander Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE; Major General SI Igbinomwanhia to remain in Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Monguno as Commander; and Major General IM Jallo from Headquarters 63 Brigade, Asaba to Headquarters 6 Division, Port Harcourt appointed General Officer Commanding.
Similarly, Brigadier General AIM Lapai from 302 Artillery Regiment (General Support), Onitsha to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, Kontogora, appointed Director Field Defence; Brigadier General Kawugana from Warrant Officers’ Academy, Jaji to Headquarters 9 Brigade, Ikeja, Lagos, appointed Commander; Brigadier General MO Jimoh from Defence Headquarters to Defence Space Agency, Abuja and appointed Deputy Director, Launch Vehicle Systems; Brigadier General MA Bolarinwa from Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport Benin to Defence Headquarters (Annex), Lagos and appointed Deputy Director Supply; Brigadier General SM Uba to remain in 401 Special Forces’ Brigade as Commander; Brigadier General WM Dangana from Army War College Nigeria, Abuja to 3 Division Garrison, Jos, appointed Commander; Brigadier General AGL Haruna to remain in 7 Division Garrison, Maiduguri as Commander; Brigadier General AM Garba from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri to Headquarters 23 Brigade, Yola, appointed Commander; Brigade General AG Laka from Army War College Nigeria, Abuja to Nigerian Army Operations Centre, Abuja and appointed Coordinator; Brigadier General IA Ajose from Training and Doctrine Command, Minna to 4 Special Forces Command, Doma as Chief of Staff; and Brigadier General DK Zirkushu from Headquarters 1 Brigade, Gusau to Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok and appointed Commander.
Accordingly, Brigadier General M Ibrahim from Operation SAFE CORRIDOR, Gombe to 14 Brigade Ohafia appointed Commander; Brigadier General A Idris from Army Headquarters Department of Administration Army to Headquarters 63 Brigade, Asaba appointed Commander; Brigadier General RT Utsaha from 34 Brigade Garrison, Owerri to 32 Brigade, Akure and appointed Commander; Brigadier General MA Sadiq from Headquarters Operation DELTA SAFE, Yenagoa to Headquarters 4 Brigade, Benin and appointed Commander; Brigadier General IH Daniel from 304 Artillery Regiment Maiduguri to 34 Brigade Garrison, Owerri as Commander; Brigadier General EO Ojabo from Defence Headquarters, Abuja to 81 Division Garrison, Lagos and appointed Commander; and Brigadier General SS Tilawan to remain in Headquarters 5 Brigade as Commander.
Others are Colonel FD Babatunde from Headquarters 81 Division, Lagos to Headquarters Operation SAFE HAVEN, Jos, appointed Sector Commander; Colonel OJ Majebi from Operation SAFE HAVEN, Jos to 31 Brigade Garrison, Minna. appointed Commander; Colonel JC Mbanefo from Headquarters, Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery to 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support) and appointed Commander; and Colonel MA Maaji from Depot Nigerian Army Zaria to 4 Operation DELTA SAFE and appointed Commander amongst others.
All the postings and appointments take effect from January 18, 2021, Musa said in the statement.
While wishing all the officers well in their respective appointments, Buratai enjoined them to take their new responsibilities/appointments seriously and discharge all duties professionally with utmost loyalty to the Nation and the Service.