Army appoints senior, principal staff officers

The Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of new General Officers Commanding, Principal Staff Officers, commandants of tri-service institutions and army training centres.

The redeployment, which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, was disclosed in a statement on Saturday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima.

The statement titled, ‘Nigerian Army approves new postings and appointments,’ said the redeployment was aimed at repositioning the service for optimal performance.

It said all the postings and appointments would take effect from March 10, and admonished the officers  to carry out their responsibilities in the most professional manner and “with absolute loyalty to the Commander-in-Chief and in defence of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

The statement said Maj Gen AS Maikobi was posted from the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria to the Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, while Maj Gen DC Onyemulu from the Armed Forces Simulation Centre was appointed the Commander, Special Task Force (Operation Safe Haven).

Maj Gen SA Yaro of the Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee was posted as the Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy; Maj Gen LA Adegboye of the Headquarters 82 Division was appointed the Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters; Maj Gen OI Uzamere from Army Headquarters, Department of Army Logistics, was moved to the Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre as commander.

The statement read, “Maj Gen OF Azinta from Defence Headquarters was appointed the Chief of Training, Army Headquarters Department of Army Training; while Maj Gen JB Olawumi is to remain at the Defence Headquarters as the Chief of Defence Logistics.

“Maj Gen CO Ude was redeployed from the Defence Headquarters and appointed the Commander, Nigerian Army Training Centre; Maj Gen G Oyefesobi was posted from Defence Intelligence Agency to the Headquarters Command Army Records, while Maj Gen BM Shafa of the Defence Research Development Bureau was appointed the Chief of Transformation and Innovation, Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation.”