By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations ,Brig. Gen. Sagir Musa, says the Nigerian Army has released the postings and appointments of some affected senior officers to rekindled the spirit of professionalism and enhanced productivity in the system.
Gen. Musa stated this in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters on Sunday.
According to him, the posting which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai is a routine and normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater performance and effectiveness.
The following officers who were affected in the new postings include;
Maj Gen FO Agugo was redeployed from Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals Corps Apapa Lagos to Defence Headquareters Department of Communications as Chief of Defence Communications, Maj Gen M Mohammed from Nigerian Army Resource Center Abuja to Pronto Tech Nigeria Limited and appointed Managing Director, Maj Gen AR Owolabi from Defence Headquarters Abuja (Department of Communications) to Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals Corps as Commander, while Maj Gen A Bande is to remain as General Officer Commanding 8 Division Sokoto.
Other officers affected are; Maj Gen E Akerejola was redeployed from Army Headquarters Department of Logistics to Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Benin as Commandant, while Maj Gen UM Mohammed to remain in the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Special Adviser Nigerian Army University Biu and Vice Chairman Nigerian Army Property Limited, Abuja.
Maj Gen CV Eze from Office of the Chief of Army Staff ( Nigerian Army Special Projects) to Army Headquarters, Department of Army Logistics and appointed Director Engineering Services, Maj Gen OF Azinta from Defence Space Agency, Abuja to Defence Headquarters as Director Psychological Warfare, Maj Gen AM Dauda from National Defence College, Abuja to Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans and appointed Director Policy, Maj Gen AL Dusu from Army Headquarters, Department of Policy and Plans to Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia appointed Commandant and Maj Gen H Ahmed from Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police to remain as Provost Marshal (Army).
Other appointments include , – Maj Gen TA Gagariga redeployed from Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia to Defence Space Agency, Abuja appointed as Deputy Chief of Defence Space Agency, Maj Gen JO Iwara from Army Headquarters Department of Standard and Evaluation to Department of Army Logistics appointed Director of Logistics Planning, Maj Gen PI Eze to remain at Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maiduguri and appointed Theatre Logistics Component Commander.
Also ,the following officers were to maintain their former appointments, they are Maj Gen OO Oluyede to remain in Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Damaturu as Commander, Maj Gen BR Sinjen to remain in Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations, Abuja as Director Operations, as well as Maj Gen R Abubakar who was to remain in Defence Headquarters as Defence Liaison Officer Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja,
Maj Gen OO Soyele from Defence Hedquarters, Abuja was reposted to Nigerian Army Resource Center, Abuja as Senior Research Fellow, Maj Gen AK Ibrahim to remain in Headquarters 7 Division/ Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri as General Officer Commanding/Commander Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj Gen SI Igbinomwanhia to remain in Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Monguno as Commander and Maj Gen IM Jallo from Headquarters 63 Brigade, Asaba to Headquarters 6 Division, Port Harcourt appointed General Officer Commanding.
Similarly, Brig Gen AIM Lapai from 302 Artillery Regiment (General Support), Onitsha to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, Kontogora appointed Director Field Defence, Brig Gen Kawugana from Warrant Officers’ Academy, Jaji to Hedquarters 9 Brigade, Ikeja Lagos appointed Commander, Brig Gen MO Jimoh from Defence Headquarters to Defence Space Agency, Abuja and appointed Deputy Director, Launch Vehicle Systems, Brig Gen MA Bolarinwa from Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport Benin to Defence Headquarters(Annex), Lagos and appointed Deputy Director Supply, Brig Gen SM Uba to remain in 401 Special Forces’ Brigade as Commander, Brig Gen WM Dangana from Army War College Nigeria, Abuja to 3 Division Garrison, Jos appointed Commander, Brig Gen AGL Haruna to remain in 7 Division Garrison, Maiduguri as Commander, Brig Gen AM Garba from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri to Headquarters 23 Brigade, Yola appointed Commander, Brig Gen AG Laka from Army War College Nigeria, Abuja to Nigerian Army Operations Centre, Abuja and appointed Coordinator, Brig Gen IA Ajose from Training and Doctrine Command, Minna to 4 Special Forces Command, Doma as Chief of Staff, Brig Gen DK Zirkushu from Headquarters 1 Brigade, Gusau to Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok and appointed Commander.
Accordingly, Brig Gen M Ibrahim from Operation SAFE CORRIDOR, Gombe to 14 Brigade Ohafia appointed Commander, Brig Gen A Idris from Army Headquarters Department of Administration Army to Headquarters 63 Brigade, Asaba appointed Commander, Brig Gen RT Utsaha from 34 Brigade Garrison, Owerri to 32 Brigade, Akure and appointed Commander, Brig Gen MA Sadiq from Headquarters Operation DELTA SAFE, Yenagoa to Headquarters 4 Brigade, Benin and appointed Commander, Brig Gen IH Daniel from 304 Artillery Regiment Maiduguri to 34 Brigade Garrison Oweri as Commander, Brig Gen EO Ojabo from Defence Headquarters, Abuja to 81 Division Garrison, Lagos and appointed Commander, Brig Gen SS Tilawan to remain in Headquarters 5 Brigade as Commander.
Others are – Col FD Babatunde from Headquarters 81 Division, Lagos to Headquarters Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos appointed Sector Commander, Colonel OJ Majebi from Operation SAFE HAVEN, Jos to 31 Brigade Garrison, Minna appointed Commander, Col JC Mbanefo from Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery to 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support) and appointed Commander, while Col MA Maaji from Depot Nigerian Army Zaria to 4 Operation DELTA SAFE and appointed Commander amongst others.
According to the statement ,all the postings and appointments take effect from the 18 of January 2021.
“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.”