The Army Council has approved promotion of 117 senior officers to Major and Brigadier Generals.
The promotion, consisting of 41 brigadier generals to the ranks of major generals and 76 colonels to the ranks of brigadier generals respectively, was approved at the council’s sitting on Tuesday.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Mr Nwachukwu, among those promoted to the rank of Major General are, Brigadier-General CU Onwunle, Director, Directorate of Army Data Processing Lagos; Brigadier-General M Danmadami, Research Fellow/Subject Expert, Indian Sub-Continental at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja.
“Others are Brigadier-General OJ Akpor, Director Military Training, Nigerian Defence Academy; Brigadier-General UT Musa of the Department of Administration Army Headquarters Abuja and Brigadier-General Abdulwahab Eyitayo, Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division/ JTF NE Operation Hadin Kai Maiduguri.
“Also promoted are Brigadier-General V Ebhaleme of Defence Space Administration Abuja; Brigadier-General LT Omoniyi of Department of Civil Military Affairs Abuja and Brigadier-General NU Muktar, Acting Director of Procurement, Office of the Chief of Army Staff amongst others.”
Mr Nwachukwu further disclosed that Colonel O Adegbe of the Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Minna, Colonel AA Babalola of Headquarters 3 Division, Colonel NN Orok of Defence Headquarters and Colonel MO Ibrahim of Army War College Nigeria, were promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General.
Others promoted according to him are, Colonel BO Omopariola, Commander 25 Task Force Brigade; Colonel UV Unachukwu of Army War College Nigeria; Colonel OAO Ojo of Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals Lagos and Col HI Dasuki of the Forward Operating Base, Ngamdu, Borno, amongst others.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Leiutenant-General Faruk 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,” he said.