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Army Promotes 52 Brig-Gen, 70 Colonels To Next Ranks

The Evangelist
December 16, 2022

The Army Council has approved the promotion of 122 senior officers to the ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively.

The promotion released by the Military Secretary (Army) has 52 Brigadier Generals elevated to the enviable rank of Major General while 70 Colonels were elevated to the ranks of Brigadier General.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, named those promoted to the rank of Major General as; 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.

Others 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 Department of Army Training, UT Otaru of Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, and AU Obiwulu of 1 Base Workshop, amongst others.

The statement further listed some of the Colonels elevated to the rank of Brigadier General to include, Colonels AO Ajagbe, JO Ogbobe, MG Hammawa, SS Bello, SOG Aremu, NG Mohammed, OI Odigie, CA Osuagwu, MO Eteng, and ED Idima, among others.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, while congratulating all the promoted officers and their families, also charged them to remain focused, selfless and loyal in their service to the nation to justify the confidence and trust reposed in them by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army and indeed all Nigerians.

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