Massive Shake-Up Of The Nigerian Army, Top Officers Affected, Ahead Of The 2019 Elections

By Post-Nigeria: February 11, 2019 12:06

Massive Shake-Up Of The Nigerian Army, Top Officers Affected, Ahead Of The 2019 Elections

The Nigerian Army, has approved new positions for senior Military Officers.

The shake-up involved the removal and replacement of the Spokespersons for the Nigerian Army and the Defence Headquarters, according to an announcement of the development released on Monday.

John Agim, a Brigadier-General and Spokesperson for the Defence Headquarters, since January 2018, has been removed. He was replaced by Onyema Nwachukwu, a Colonel, who was the Spokesperson for the Nigerian Army Operations in the boko haram war.

Sagir Musa, a Colonel, was appointed as the Acting Spokesperson for the Nigerian Army. His predecessor, A.A. Yusuf, was transferred to the Nigerian Army 82 Division, in Enugu, after spending barely four days as the Acting Army Spokesperson.

The fresh redeployment also affected N.J. Okah, a Brigadier-General, who has been posted from the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, NAITES, to the Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics, and appointed the Acting Director of Engineering Services.

From the Army Headquarters’ Department of Policy and Plans, M.A. Masanawa, a Brigadier-General, was posted to ACADA, and appointed Commander; while H.T. Wesley, a Brigadier-General, was posted from the Headquarters Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps, to the Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics, and named the Director of Clothing and Store.

Also, H.G. Tafida, a Brigadier-General, was transferred from the Nigerian Army Central Workshop Rigachukwu, to the Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics, and appointed the Director of Engineering and Maintenance.

Another Brigadier-General, B.A. Ilori, has been posted to the Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans, and appointed as the Deputy Director of Equipment Procurement.

Also, A.A. Adereti, a Brigadier-General, was posted to the National Defence College, and appointed Directing Staff.

A Colonel, A.D. Isa, replaced Mr. Nwachukwu, as the Spokesperson for the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole. The new Acting Corps Commander of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps, is S. Adama, a Colonel.

The announcement also revealed that O.G. Olaniyi, a Colonel, was posted from the Nigerian Army School of Music, to the Nigerian Army Band Corps, and appointed Acting Director; while E.I. Okoro, and I.P. Bindul, both Colonels, were posted to Army War College, Nigeria, as Directing Staff.

Other officers who were not named, were said to have been redeployed.

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