Nigerian Army elevates 117 officers to Major General, Brigadier General

Lt. General Faruk Yahaya

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Faruk Yahaya

The Nigerian Army has elevated 41 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major General and 76 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier General.

A statement issued by Army spokesman,  Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Wednesday said the Army Council took the decision on Tuesday by approving the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively.

Amongst those promoted to the rank of Major General include – 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; Brigadier General OJ Akpor, Director Military Training Nigerian Defence Academy; Brigadier General UT Musa of the Department of Administration Army Headquarters Abuja; Brigadier General AA Eyitayo, Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division/ JTF NE Operation HADIN KAI Maiduguri, Borno State.

Others 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 at the Office of the Chief of Army Staff, Army Headquarters Abuja, among others.

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Those promoted to Brigadier General include, Colonel O Adegbe, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Minna; Colonel AA Babalola, Headquarters 3 Division, Colonel NN Orok of Defence Headquarters, Colonel MO Ibrahim, Army War College Nigeria; Col BO Omopariola, Commander, 25 Task Force Brigade; Colonel UV Unachukwu, Army War College Nigeria; Colonel OAO Ojo, Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals Lagos and Col HI Dasuki of the Forward Operating Base, Ngamdu, Borno State, among others.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya congratulated all the promoted officers and their families, and urged them to redouble their effort to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Nigerian Army.


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