• Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

Chief Of Army Staff Redeploys Senior Officers

The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Major-General Taoreed Lagbaja, has approved the posting and redeployment of top senior officers to commands, instructional and staff appointments across formations and units.

This is contained in a statement by the director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, in Abuja.

Nwachukwu said the redeployments and appointments were to reposition the Nigerian army for operational efficiency and functional administration.

Those affected include Principal Staff Officers, PSOs of Army Headquarters, General Officers Commanding, GOCs, Corps Commanders, Commandants of  training institutions, Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers.

He said that Maj.-Gen. Abdulsalam Ibrahim had been redeployed from Headquarters 3 Division to the Department of Policy and Plans, DAPP and appointed Chief of Policy and Plans (Army).

Mr Nwachukwu said that Major-General BR Sinjen had been appointed Chief of Operations (Army) while Maj.-Gen. OR Aiyenigba, erstwhile Provost Marshal had been appointed Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation (Army).

“Others are Maj.-Gen. NC Ugbo from Nigerian Army Signals School to Department of Civil Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil Military Affairs.

Maj.-Gen. E Akerejola moves from Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport to Army Headquarters Department of Logistics as the Chief of Logistics (Army).

“Senior officers appointed as General Officers Commanding (GOCs) are Maj.-Gen. Bamidele Alabi from Army War College Nigeria ( AWCN) to Headquarters 1 Division, Maj.-Gen. AE Abubakar moves from Headquarters 7 Division to 3 Division as GOC and Commander Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

“Also, Maj.-Gen. PP Mala, moves from Depot Nigerian Army to  Headquarters 7 Division as GOC and Commander Sector 1 Joint Task Force North East( NE)  Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK).