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Nigeria Army Council promotes 230 senior officers

Valentine Chinyem

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The Army Council on Monday approved the promotion of 231 senior officers to the ranks of Major Generals, Brigadier Generals, Colonels and a Lieutenant Colonel, respectively.

This was contained in a statement issued by Army Director Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, who indicated a breakdown of those that benefited from the promotion.

He said 29 Brigadier Generals were promoted to the rank of Major Generals, 95 Colonels to Brigadier Generals, 106 Lieutenant Colonels to Colonels and one Major to Lieutenant Colonel, respectively.

Among those promoted to Major-General are T.O.B. Ademola, Nigeria Defence Attaché to China, K.O. Ogundele, Director Coordination at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, O.N. Ugo, and A.O. Uthman.

The others are M. Bashir, M.M. Mshelial, U.S. Mohammed, I.O. Ehiorobo, C.G. Musa, C.O. Ofoche, D.H. Alli-Keffi, A. Kigbu, Y.I. Shalangwa, Director Army Legal Service and S.Z. Kazaure, Director- General National Youth Service Corps, among others.

Those promoted to Brigadier-Generals include A.A. Ayanuga, S.C. Ogbuanya, F.O. Ilodibia, E.F. Oyinlola, S.O. Oloyede, S. Kawugana, F.G. Dimlong, O.K. Falade, I.Z. Ohiaka and C.S. Okafor.

Also promoted to Brigadier-General are A. Yellow-Duke, M.A. Etsu-Ndagi, A.M. Alechenu, Y. Yahaya, I.G. Lassa, P.A.O. Okoye, A.O. Oyelade and M.LD. Saraso.
The rest are V.E. Emah, R.I. Odi, W.D. Nasiru, L.A. Jimoh, A.P. Ahmadu, Q.A. Ahmed and J.S. Sura.

In the list of those elevated to Colonel are CA Magaji, A.A. Bello, C.E. Ugworji, C.Y. Ufurumazi, K. Imam, C.E. Aniorha, M.C. Akin-Ojo, K.O. Kalu, A.Y. Emakoma and M.A. Dogo.

Others are M.G. Udotong, B.A. Adeshina, I. Sadiq, N.C. Achikasim, B.I. George, Y.D. Ishaku, E.A. Otseh and S.B. Salisu.
Mr Usman said the only Major promoted to Lieutenant Colonel is U.A. Musa.

According to the statement, the promotion exercise was to re-energise the beneficiaries toward the discharge of their tasks and responsibilities.