Nigerian Army Promotes 122 Officers, Releases Names

As a reward for their excellent service to the country, the Army Council has authorized the promotion of 122 senior officers to the levels of major general and brigadier general.

At the council meeting on Thursday, it was decided to promote 52 brigadier generals to the level of major general and 70 colonels to the position of brigadier general.

The director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, announced this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

According to Nwachukwu, among those promoted to the rank of Major General are Brig.-Gen. AA Ayanuga of the Department of Army Transformation and Innovation and Brig.-Gen. EH Akpan of Theatre Command Operation HADIN KAI.

Others are Brig.-Gen. NM Jega of the Defence Headquarters, Brig.-Gen. JO Ugwuoke of the Department of Army Logistics, and Brig.-Gen. PAO Okoye of the Department of Army Operations.

They also include Brig.-Gen. EF Oyinlola of the Department of Special Services and Programmes; Brig.-Gen. AA Adekeye of the 21st Special Armoured Brigade; Brig.-Gen. AE Edet of the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers; and Brig.-Gen. AB Mohammed of the Army Headquarters Operations Monitoring Team.

Also promoted are the Commander Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Muhammed Usman, as well as Brig.-Gen. IM Abdullahi of Headquarters 35 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. AO Agboola of the Department of Army Training, and Brig.-Gen. EE Emekah of the Nigerian Defence Academy.

They also include Brig.-Gen. HE Nzan of the Department of Army Standards and Evaluation, Brig.-Gen. LA Lebo of the Department of Army Training, UT Otaru of the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, and AU Obiwulu of 1 Base Workshop, amongst others.

Nwachukwu said that some of the colonels elevated to the rank of brigadier general are Col. AO Ajagbe, Col. JO Ogbobe, Col. MG Hammawa, Col. SS Bello, and Col. SOG Aremu.

They also include Col. NG Mohammed, Col. OI Odigie, Col. CA Osuagwu, Col. MO Eteng, and Col. ED Idima, among others.



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