Army council promotes Olukolade, 101 others

Chris Olukolade

Nigerian director of defence information, Major General Chris Olukolade

Brigadier-general Chris Olukolade, director defence information was among 27 officers promoted to the rank of Major-General today.

The Nigerian Army Council made the announcement, along with the promotion of 75 other officers.

A statement signed by Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Director, Army Public Relations, said on Wednesday that 27 Brigadier Generals were elevated to the rank of Major General and 75 Colonels were lifted to the rank of Brigadier General.

Apart from Olukolade, the statement listed Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe, Commander, Guards Brigade as among the 27 officers who have been promoted to the rank of Major General.

Nigerian director of defence information Brigadier-General Chris Olukolade
Nigerian director of defence information Brigadier-General Chris Olukolade

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Also promoted to the rank of Major General were the Defence Adviser, Nigerian Mission to the United Nations in New York, Brig.-Gen. Lincoln Ogunewe; Acting Director, Military Intelligence, Brig.-Gen. Letam Wiwa; as well as Brig.-Gen. Adamu Abubakar, the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Military Police.

According to the statement by the Army Council, those promoted to the substantive rank of Brigadier General included Col. Ali Nani of Training and Doctrine Command, Acting Commander, 37 Brigade; and Col. Okoi Obono, Acting Commander, 21, Brigade.

Others were Col. Ibrahim Yusuf, Col. Olufunmilola Soleye of Ministry of Defence, and Col. Adamu Jalingo of Department of Civil Military Affairs, Army Headquarters, the statement said.