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Army, navy promote 177 senior officers

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The Nigerian Army and Navy have promoted 177 senior officers.

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

The promoted senior officers are 52 Brigadier Generals and 70 Colonels.

The Nigerian Navy promoted 55 senior officers, consisting of 25 captains and 30 commodores.

Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu who disclosed this in a statement on Friday said their promotion was in recognition of their meritorious service to the nation.

The statement reads: “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 Department of Army Training; UT Otaru of Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport; and AU Obiwulu of 1 Base Workshop, amongst others.

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