The Nigerian Army has released the postings and appointments of some Senior Officers.
The postings and appointments, which were approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, were contained in a statement by the Army Director of Public Relation, Colonel Sagir Musa, on Tuesday.
Musa said it was a “routine/normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency”.
He said the major highlight of the postings and appointments include those of Major Generals ACC Agundu from Special Task Force Operation SAFE HAVEN in Jos to Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja as Senior Research Fellow; HI Bature from Defence Headquarters Defence Liaison Office, National Assembly, Abuja to Army Headquarters Department of Civil Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil-Military Affairs; UM Mohammed from Nigerian Army Property Limited to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Special Adviser Nigerian Army University Biu/Deputy Chairman Board of Trustees NAPL; erstwhile Special Adviser Nigerian Army University, CC Okonkwo, has been redeployed to STF Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos and appointed Commander; F. Yahaya from Headquarters 1 Division Kaduna to Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri and appointed Commander; OG Adeniyi is redeployed from Headquarters Theatre Command OPLD, Maiduguri to NARC as Senior Research Fellow; and S. Idris from Sector 2 OPLD, Damaturu, Yobe State to DHQ, Abuja and appointed Director Liaison.
Others affected include Major Generals AA Adesope from Office of the Chief of Army Staff, Directorate of Audit and Financial Management to NAPL and appointed Group Managing Director; MG Ali from Headquarters Theatre Command OPLD, Maiduguri to Headquarters, 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa State, as Commander; while the erstwhile Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, AHQ, Abuja, US Mohammed, has been redeployed to 1 Division Kaduna and appointed General Officer Commanding.
Similarly, Brigadier General HI Daniel from the Defunct Army Special Forces Command, Maiduguri to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna and appointed Director Army Training Support; BE Onyeuko is to remain in DHQ, Abuja as Acting Director Defence Media Operation; NM Jega from Training and Doctrine Command, Minna to Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji and appointed Chief of Staff; LA Araba from Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Abuja now redeployed to Sector 2 OPLD, Damaturu, Yobe State as Ag Commander; VO Ita from DHQ, Abuja to Headquarters 402 Special Forces Brigade, Azare and appointed Commander; JAL Jimoh from Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD, Monguno to Headquarters 31 Brigade Minna and appointed Commander; GTO Ajetunmobi has been redeployed from 31 Brigade Minna to Nigeria Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Abuja as Executive Director Operation.
Others are Brigadier General LG Lepdung from Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji to DHQ, Abuja and appointed Deputy Director Procurement (Logistics); MO Ihanuwaze to remain in Office of the Chief of Army Staff Directorate of Audit and Financial Management as Acting Director; EC Obi-Osang from the defunct Headquarters 707 Special Forces’ Brigade, Makurdi to Headquarters 401 Special Forces’ Brigade, Makurdi as Commander, while GM Mutkut is redeployed from the Defunct Nigerian Army Amphibious Command, OPLD, Baga to Headquarters 403 Amphibious Brigade, Baga and appointed Commander; and JR Lar from Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia to Sector 3 Artillery Brigade, OPLD, Monguno as Commander.
Also, Colonels DJ Abdullahi from the defunct Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces’ Command, Maiduguri to Headquarters 4 Special Forces’ Command, Doma, Nasarawa State and appointed Acting Chief of Staff; EC Emere from Nigerian Army Archives to Nigerian Military School, Zaria as Deputy Commandant; and MO Agi is to remain in Headquarters Nigerian Army Armour Corps, Bauchi as Acting Chief of Staff among others.
Musa added in the statement: “All the postings and appointments take effect from the 1st of April 2020.
“While wishing all the officers well in their respective appointments, the Chief of Army Staff enjoins them to take their new responsibilities/appointments seriously and discharge all duties professionally with utmost loyalty to the Nation and the Service.”