The Nigerian Army has redeployed and appointed 41 senior officers in new posting approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai.
The acting director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Mus, said the move was a routine exercise aimed at reinvigorating the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency.
The COAS while wishing them well in their respective appointments, further enjoined them to take their new responsibilities/appointments seriously and discharge all duties professionally with utmost loyalty to the nation and the service.
The posting affects 28 Major Generals, 8 Brigadier Generals and 5 Colonels and will take effect from 20 July 2020.
Those affected are; Major General LE Irabor from Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Abuja Department of Training and Operations to Training and Doctrine Command Minna and appointed Commander; Major General FO Agugo from 6 Division NA Port Harcourt to Headquarters NA Signal Corps Apapa Lagos as Corps Commander Signals; Major General M Mohammed from Headquarters NA Signal Corps Apapa Lagos to Office of the COAS and appointed Special Adviser NA University Biu; Major General AM Dikko from Administrative Staff College of Nigerian Badagry Lagos to NA Training Centre Kontagora and appointed Commander; Major General US Yakubu from NA Corps of Artillery Kontagora to Army Headquarters Abuja (AHQ) and appointed Chief of Administration (Army); Major General BO Sawyer from AHQ Department of Policy and Plans to NA Armour School Bauchi and appointed Commandant; Major General IO Uzamere from NA College of Logistics Lagos now redeployed to AHQ Abuja Department of Logistics and appointed Chief of Logistics (Army).
Others include, Major General JO Irefin from Headquarters 81 Division Lagos to Headquarters 6 Division Port Harcourt and appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC); while Major General JO Akomolafe is now redeployed from Headquarters NA Armour Corps Bauchi to DHQ Abuja as Chief of Defence Standards and Evaluation.