President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday
night, approved the immediate promotion 136 Senior Military Officers to
the rank of Generals.
Those promoted include 45 Brigadier
Generals, who were promoted to Major Generals, and 92 Colonels promoted
to Brigadier Generals.
A statement from the Army Spokesperson, Sani Usman, confirmed the promotions.
The full statement reads..
Nigerian Army Council, has today, Monday, November 20, 2017, approved
the promotion of 45 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major Generals,
and 92 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier Generals, respectively.
of those promoted to the rank of Two-Star Generals (Major Generals)
include H.O. Otiki, Acting Commander Defence Headquarters Garrison; O.O.
Soleye, Acting Director Veteran Affairs, Defence Headquarters; the
Acting Provost Marshal, A.T. Hamman; the Acting Military Secretary, F
Yahaya; the Acting General Officers Commanding 3, 7 and 8 Divisions,
B.A. Ahanotu, I.M. Yusuf and S.O. Olabanji respectively; Acting
Commander Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, J.I. Unuigbe; A. A. Jidda,
Acting Commander Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport; Acting
Chief of Accounts and Budget (Army), J.E. Jakko; Commandant, Depot
Nigerian Army; V.O. Ezugwu; A.C. Agundu, Director, Foreign Liaison,
Defence Intelligence Agency; Acting Commander, Headquarters Command Army
Records, H.E. Ayamasaowei; M.S. Yusuf, Commander Guards Brigade, while
late B.A.Raji, was promoted posthumously.
O.F. Azinta, Commandant Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership
and Peacekeeping Centre; Commandant Nigerian Army School Infantry, J.
Sarham; T.A. Gagariga, Commander Nigerian Army School of Artillery; L.F.
Abdullahi, the Acting Commander Nigerian Army Education Corps have also
been promoted Major Generals. J. G. K. Myam, Acting Director
Operations; and U.S. Yakubu, Acting Director Peacekeeping Operations,
were also promoted major generals.
elevated to the rank of One Star Generals (Brigadier Generals) include
A. Israel, C.O. Ekulide of Defence Headquarters, S.O. Olowolayemo, J.T.
Chukwu, E.E. Eyong and the prolific writer, D.C. Nengite, as well as
C.A. Dalhatu and U.N. Babangida.