The Army Council has approved the promotion of 122 senior officers to the ranks of Major General and Brigadier General.
The army said 47 Brigadier Generals were promoted to the rank of major generals, and 75 colonels were elevated to the rank of Brigadier General.
Among the officers promoted to the rank of major general are the army spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu; commandant of Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Management, Brig.-Gen. WB Etuk, and the commandant Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration, Brig.-Gen. JE Osifo.
Also promoted are the commander, Sector 3 Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, Brig.-Gen. WM Dangana, the acting Chief of Military Intelligence, Brig.-Gen. TB Ugiagbe, and the deputy director-general of Land Forces Stimulation Centre Nigeria Operations, Brig.-Gen. ASM Wase.
Others include the commandant, Depot Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. MA Abdullahi; commander, Command Engineering Depot, Brig.-Gen. BI Alaya, and director of Personnel Planning Army Headquarters, Brig.-Gen. AO Oyelade.
Also promoted to the rank of general are the commandant of the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Brig.-Gen. OO Arogundade; commander 13 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. EI Okoro and the executive director of the Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches Limited, Brig.-Gen. CR Nnebeife.
The new generals are Brig.-Gen. FU Mijinyawa, the director of Plans Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans; Brig.-Gen. MT Abdullahi, Commander 50 Space Command; Brig.-Gen. M Adamu, Commander 32 Brigade, and Brig.-Gen. ND Shagaya, as the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport commandant.
Also promoted are Brig.-Gen. ME Onoja Office of the Chief of Defence Staff; Brig.-Gen. MO Erebulu, acting director of the Psychological Warfare Defence Headquarters, and Brig.-Gen. BA Ilori, Commander Army Headquarters Garrison Ordnance Services.
They also include Brig.-Gen. MO Ihanuwaze as the director of Budget Army Headquarters; Brig.-Gen EE Ekpenyong, Nigerian Army Resource Centre; Brig.-Gen. SI Musa, Director Legal Service (Army), Brig.-Gen. M Galadima, Commander Command Finance Office, and Brig.-Gen. AP Ahmadu, Commander 1 Division Ordnance Service.
Officers promoted from the rank of colonel to brigadier general are Col. Nwakonobi, Chief of Staff of Headquarters 3 Brigade; Col. MC Akin Ojo, Commander of 41 Engineer Brigade; Col. BM Madaki, Deputy Director of Army Headquarters Operations Monitoring Team, and Col. MO Edide, Directing Staff Army War College Nigeria.
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The others are Col KE Inyang, Commander 76 ST Brigade; Col. OO Nafiu, Chief of Staff Office of the Chief of Army Staff; Col. PA Zipele, Commander Signal Operations Command; and Col. OA Onasanya, acting Command Guards Brigade.
Also promoted are Col. MI Amatso, Deputy Director of the Department of Civil Military Affairs; Col. CM Akaliro, Deputy Director of Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation; Col. NE Okoloagu, Directing Staff Army War College Nigeria; and Col. AS Bugaje, Acting Director of Special Forces Infantry Corps Centre.
Col. AM Kitchner, Commander 6 Division Finance and Account; Col. SJ Dogo, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Headquarters 82 Division; Col. JN Garba, Commander 32 Brigade Garrison; Col. PT Gbor, Commander 81 Military Intelligence Brigade; Col. SO Okoigi, Acting Corps Commander Nigerian Army Medical Corps; Col. AF Maimagani, acting Director Chaplaincy (Roman Catholic) and Col. PO Alimekhena, Headquarters 81 Division are also on the list.
Similarly promoted are Col. BI George, Acting Director, Directorate of Dental Services Headquarters Nigerian Army Medical Corps; Col. IB Gambari, Headquarters 63 Brigade; and Col. AY Emekoma, participant in Senior Executive Course 45 National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies.
The Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, congratulated the newly promoted Senior officers and their families.