Massive shake-up as Army moves over 100 generals

The Nigerian Army has announced the redeployment and posting of over 100 senior officers with a charge to remain absolutely loyal to the Constitution of the nation.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, said the massive shake-up was in line with the bid to re-position the Nigerian Army (NA) for optimal performance, adding that all postings and appointments take effect from 10 March, 2021.

According to the statement, “the NA has released postings and appointments of some affected senior officers. The posting, which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, is a normal routine aimed at re-invigorating the system”.

Some the appointments include: Major General AS Maikobi from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON)  to  Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command and appointed Commander; Major-General DC Onyemulu from Armed Forces Simulation Centre to Special Task Force (Operation SAFE HAVEN) and appointed Commander; Major-General SA Yaro from Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee to Nigerian Defence Academy as Commandant; Major-General LA Adegboye from Headquarters 82 Division to Defence Headquarter and appointed Chief of Defence Training and Operations.

“Major General OI Uzamere from Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre and  appointed Commander; Major-General OF Azinta from Defence Headquarters to Army Headquarters Department of Army Training and appointed Chief of Training; Major-General JB Olawumi to remain in Defence Headquarters and appointed Chief of Defence Logistics.”

“Similarly, Major General KI Mukhtar from Depot Nigerian Army to Nigerian Army School of Infantry and appointed Commandant; Major General DH Ali-Keffi from Defence Intelligence Agency to Headquarters 1 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding; Major General TA Lagbaja from Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations to Headquarters 82 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding; Major General S Dahiru from Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation to Army Headquarters Garrison and appointed Commander; Major General UA Yusuf from ECOWAS to Headquarters 8 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding.

Others include “Major General LA Fejokwu from Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) to Headquarters 81 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding; Major General AB Ibrahim from Defence Space Administration to Depot Nigerian Army and appointed Commandant; Major General JO Ochai from Defence Headquarters to Army Headquarters Department of Army Operations and appointed Director Operations; Major General GU Chibuisi from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Headquarters 2 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding; Major General SG Mohammed from Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations to Headquarters 6 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding.

It added: “Major General CO Ude from Defence Headquarters  to Nigerian Army Training Centre and appointed Commander; Major General G Oyefesobi from Defence Intelligence Agency to Headquarters Command Army Records and appointed Commander; Major-General BM Shafa from Defence Research Development Bureau to Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation and appointed Chief of Transformation and Innovation; Major-General KAY Isiyaku from Defence Headquarters Garrison to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery and appointed Corps Commander Artillery”.

“Others include: Major General MO Uzoh from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria and appointed Director-General; Major General AM Aliyu from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) and appointed Chief of Administration; Major General CC Okonkwo from Special Tasks Force (Operations SAFE  HAVEN) to Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee and appointed Group Managing Director; Major General JJ Ogunlade from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Multinational Joint Tasks Force and appointed Force Commander.

“Major-General AM Dauda from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Nigerian Army  Ordnance Corps and appointed Corps Commander Ordnance; Major General AA Jidda from Ministry of Defence to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics and appointed Chief of Logistics (Army); Major General IM Yusuf from Multinational Joint Tasks Force to Army Headquarters Department of Army  Operations and appointed Chief of Operations; Major General SA Adebayo from Headquarters Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps to Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence.

“Major General FB Fakrogha from Defence Space Administration to Defence Headquarters Garrison and appointed Commander; Major General AB Omozoje from Headquarters 2 Division to Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil-Military Affairs; Major General EN Njoku from Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation to Defence Headquarters and appointed Chief of Defence Communications.

“Major General BA Isandu from Nigerian Army Intelligence and Cyber Warfare School to Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Director of Operations; Major General AM Alabi from Army Headquarters Department of Projects and Programmes to Nigerian Army Ordnance School and appointed Commandant; Major General AA Adesope from Defence Headquarters to Headquarters Nigerian Army Finance Corps and appointed Chief of Account and Budget (Army).

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