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  The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has approved the posting and appointment of some top officers to command instructional and staff positions across formations and units The appointments were announced in a statement issued by the Director Army Public Relations Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu on Thursday in Abuja Nwachukwu said the new postings and appointments were done in an effort to reposition the army for operational efficiency According to him those affected in the redeployment include some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters General Officers Commanding Corps Commanders Commandants of training institutions Brigade Commanders Commanding Officers amongst others He said the General Officer Commanding GOC 81 Division Maj Gen Umaru Musa had been redeployed to 82 as new GOC while Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja moves from 82 Division to 1 Division as new GOC The army spokesman said that Maj Gen OC Ajunwa had been moved from Nigeria Defence Section in Brasilia to HQ 81 Division as GOC while the Commandant Depot Nigerian Army Maj Gen Aminu Chinade had been moved to 2 Division as GOC He also said that Maj Gen OW Ali had been redeployed from Headquarters Command Army Records to AHQ as Chief of Administration Army while Maj Gen S Muhammed had been moved from Defence Headquarters to AHQ as Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation Army According to him Maj Gen James Ataguba moves from AHQ Department of Army Standards and Evaluation to Defence Headquarters and appointed Director Peace Keeping Operations while Maj Gen Adekunle Adesope from Army Finance Corps to DHQ and appointed as Chief of Defence Accounts and Budget Maj Gen Usman Mohammed moves from Army Headquarters Department of Administration to Nigerian Army Resource Centre and appointment Senior Research Fellow Other senior officers affected in the redeployment are Maj Gen Preye Fakrogha from DHQ Garrison to Defence Space Administration and appointed Director Policy Plans and Research while Maj Gen MO Enendu moves from Nigerian Army College of Logistics to DHQ and appointed Director Psychological Warfare Maj Gen Adikwu Attu moves from DHQ Department of Training and Operations to DHQ Garrison and appointed Commander while Maj Gen Bernard Onyeuko moves from the Directorate of Defence Media Operations to DHQ Department of Logistics and appointed Director Procurement he said Nwachukwu said that Maj Gen AM Alabi had been appointed Corps Commander Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps Maj Gen A Mohammed Corps Commander Nigerian Army Electrical Mechanical Engineers and Maj Gen E Akerejola had been appointed Commander Corps of Supply and Transport He said that Maj Gen AA Fayemiwo had been redeployed from Nigerian Army Welfare Holdings Limited and appointed Chief of Accounts and Budget Army Senior officers newly appointed as Commandants of Nigerian Army training institutions are Maj Gen P I Eze Commandant Nigerian Army Ordinance School Maj Gen AA Adeyinka as Commandant Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Maj Gen P P Malla appointed Commandant Depot Nigerian Army while Brig Gen UT Otaru has been appointed Acting Commandant Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport he said Other appointments according to Nwachukwu are those of Brigade Commanders He said the Chief of Army Staff had directed all the newly appointed senior officers to redouble their effort and commitment to duty in tackling the security challenges bedeviling the nation as they assume their new appointments NewsSourceCredit NAN
Nigerian Army deploys GOCs, appoints new PSOs, others

Chief of Arm

 The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has approved the posting and appointment of some top officers to command, instructional and staff positions across formations and units.

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Army Public Relations

The appointments were announced in a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Thursday in Abuja.

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Nwachukwu said the new postings and appointments were done in an effort to reposition the army for operational efficiency.

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Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters

According to him, those affected in the redeployment include some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters, General Officers Commanding, Corps Commanders, Commandants of training institutions, Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, amongst others.

General Officer Commanding

He said the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj.-Gen.Umaru Musa, had been redeployed to 82 as new GOC, while Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja moves from 82 Division to 1 Division as new GOC.

Defence Section in Brasilia

The army spokesman said that Maj.-Gen. OC Ajunwa had been moved from Nigeria Defence Section in Brasilia to HQ 81 Division as GOC, while the Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Aminu Chinade had been moved to 2 Division as GOC.

Headquarters Command

He also said that Maj.-Gen. OW Ali had been redeployed from Headquarters Command, Army Records, to AHQ as Chief of Administration (Army), while Maj.-Gen. S Muhammed had been moved from Defence Headquarters to AHQ as Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation (Army).

James Ataguba

According to him, Maj.-Gen. James Ataguba moves from AHQ Department of Army Standards and Evaluation to Defence Headquarters and appointed, Director, Peace Keeping Operations, while Maj.-Gen. Adekunle Adesope from Army Finance Corps to DHQ and appointed as Chief of Defence,  Accounts and Budget.

Usman Mohammed

“Maj.-Gen. Usman Mohammed moves from Army Headquarters, Department of Administration, to Nigerian Army Resource Centre and appointment Senior Research Fellow.

Preye Fakrogha

“Other senior officers affected in the redeployment are Maj.-Gen. Preye Fakrogha, from DHQ Garrison to Defence Space Administration and appointed Director Policy, Plans and Research, while Maj.-Gen. MO Enendu moves from Nigerian Army College of Logistics to DHQ and appointed Director Psychological Warfare.

Adikwu Attu

“Maj.-Gen. Adikwu Attu moves from DHQ Department of Training and Operations to DHQ Garrison and appointed Commander, while Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko moves from the Directorate of Defence Media Operations to DHQ Department of Logistics and appointed Director Procurement,” he said.

Corps Commander

Nwachukwu said that Maj.-Gen. AM Alabi had been appointed Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps; Maj.-Gen. A Mohammed, Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Electrical Mechanical Engineers and Maj.-Gen. E Akerejola had been appointed Commander, Corps of Supply and Transport.

Nigerian Army Welfare Holdings Limited

He said that Maj.-Gen. AA Fayemiwo had been redeployed from Nigerian Army Welfare Holdings Limited and appointed Chief of Accounts and Budget (Army).

Commandants of Nigerian Army

“Senior officers newly appointed as Commandants of Nigerian Army training institutions are Maj.-Gen. P.

I. Eze, Commandant, Nigerian Army Ordinance School; Maj.-Gen. AA Adeyinka, as Commandant, Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Maj.-Gen. P.

P. Malla appointed Commandant, Depot, Nigerian Army, while Brig.-Gen. UT Otaru has been appointed Acting Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport,” he said.

Brigade Commanders

Other appointments, according to Nwachukwu,  are those of Brigade Commanders.

Chief of Army Staff

He said the Chief of Army Staff had directed all the newly appointed senior officers to redouble their effort and commitment to duty in tackling the security challenges bedeviling the nation, as they assume their new appointments.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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