The Nigerian Armed Forces have announced the promotion of 235 officers to the ranks of one and two stars generals.
The promotions were released late Tuesday night after the sitting of the Army Council, Navy a council and the Air Council respectively held at the ship house ministry of Defence with the minister Bashir Magashi, presiding as chairman.
A total of 41 Brigadier Generals were meritoriously promoted to the enviable rank of Major General, while 76 Colonels were also elevated to the rank of Brigadier General.
Among the newly promoted Major Generals in the Nigerian army is the Director of Defence Media Organization( DMO), Benard Onyeuko.
Others includes: 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 amongst others.
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 amongst others
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya congratulates all the promoted officers and their families, and urges them to redouble their effort to justify the confidence reposed in them by the NA.
Acting Director Army Public Relations
22 December 2021