The promotion of 122 senior commanders from the levels of Brigadier General to Major General and Colonel to Brigadier General was approved by the Army Council on Thursday.
52 Brigadier Generals and 70 Colonels make up the total.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, director of Army Public Relations, announced this in a statement on Friday. He said the promotion was given in honor of the individuals’ meritorious service to the country.
“Amongst those promoted to the rank of Major General are Brigadier Generals AA Ayanuga of the Department of Army Transformation and Innovation, EH Akpan of Theatre Command Operation Hadin Kai, NM Jega of the Defence Headquarters, JO Ugwuoke of the Department of Army Logistics, PAO Okoye of the Department of Army Operations, EF Oyinlola of the Department of Special Services and Programmes, AA Adekeye of 21 Special Armoured Brigade, AE Edet of Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, AB Mohammed of Army Headquarters Operations Monitoring Team, and MT Usman of the Headquarters Guards Brigade.
“Other beneficiaries include Brigadier Generals IM Abdullahi of Headquarters 35 Brigade, AO Agboola of the Department of Army Training, EE Emekah of Nigerian Defence Academy, HE Nzan of Department of Army Standards and Evaluation, LA Lebo of the Department of Army Training, UT Otaru of Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport and AU Obiwulu of 1 Base Workshop, amongst others.
“Some of the colonels elevated to the rank of Brigadier General are, Colonels AO Ajagbe, JO Ogbobe, MG Hammawa, SS Bello, SOG Aremu, NG Mohammed, OI Odigie, CA Osuagwu, MO Eteng and ED Idima amongst others,” he added.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya congratulated the beneficiaries and charged them to remain focused, selfless and loyal in their service to the nation to justify the confidence and trust reposed in them.