Major shake-up hits Nigerian Army… Buratai redeploys 37 Generals, five Colonels

The Nigerian Army has approved new postings and appointments of 37 generals and five colonels to different formations and units across the country.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to Musa, the postings which were approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, are a routine exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency.

The new postings are expected to take effect from July 20.

Lucky Irabor was moved from Defence Headquarters Department of Training and Operations to Training and Doctrine Command, Minna as Commander.

FO Agugo was redeployed from 6 Division, Port Harcourt to headquarters, NA Signal Corps, Apapa Lagos, as corps commander signals, while M Mohammed was moved from Signal Corps, Apapa Lagos, to office of the chief of army staff as special adviser, Nigerian Army University, Biu.

Also, AM Dikko was moved from Administrative Staff College of Nigerian, Badagry to NA Training Centre, Kontagora, as commander, while US Yakubu was moved from Corps of Artillery, Kontagora, to Army Headquarters Abuja as chief of administration (Army).

B O Sawyer was moved from AHQ department of policy and plans to Nigerian Army Armour School, Bauchi, as commandant, I O Uzamere was redeployed from Nigerian Army College of Logistics Lagos to AHQ as chief of logistics (army).

Also, JO Irefin has been redeployed from headquarters 81 division, Lagos, to headquarters 6 division, Port Harcourt, and appointed general officer commanding (GOC), while J O Akomolafe was moved from headquarters, Nigerian Army Armour Corps, Bauchi to DHQ Abuja as chief of defence standards and evaluate.

Others according to Musa are CO Ude from NA Resource Centre Abuja to DHQ as Chief of Defence Training and Operations, while H R Momoh moves from Defence Space Administration Abuja to AHQ as Deputy Chief of Policy and Plans/ Director Special Duties, Policy and Plans.

A T Hamman has been moved from DHQ to AHQ garrison as commander, O Akinyemi was moved from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria to Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre Oshodi Lagos as deputy commandant.

MH Magaji was redeployed from NA Amour School to Headquarters NA Armour Corps as Commander, while MA Masanawa was moved from DHQ to NA Ordinance School Lagos as commandant.

J Unuigbe has been redeployed from AHQ Department of Logistics to DHQ chief of defence logistics, JGK Myam, erstwhile commander AHQ garrison Abuja is now the commander NA Corps of Artillery.

Umelo has been redeployed from AHQ Department of Training and Operations to Headquarters 81 Division as GOC, while SE Udounwa was moved from AHQ Department of Policy and Plans to Army War College Abuja as commandant.

MO Enendu from Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre moves to NA College of Logistics as commandant, while GS Abdullahi moved from DHQ to Land Forces Simulation Centre Nigeria as director-general.

BN Salami has been redeployed from NA School of Supply and Transport to headquarters, NA Corps of Supply and Transport as commander.

Others affected are FO Omoigui from AHQ Department of Training and Operations to Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri, as deputy theater commander, while IO Ehiorobo moves from NA School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering to Headquarters NA as Commander, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

KI Mukhtar moves from AHQ Department of Administration to the Depot NA Zaria as commandant, the erstwhile commandant Army War College Nigeria, C Ofoche has been redeployed to AHQ Department of Policy and Plans as Director Plans.

AB Ibrahim was moved from AHQ Department of Training and Operations to Defence Space Administration as director support services, while I Adewa was appointed as acting managing director at NA Properties Limited.

Similarly, KA Kazir has been posted from headquarters NA Engineers to headquarters 43 Engineers Brigade as commander, while M Abdullahi moves from NA Intelligence and Cyber Warfare School to 58 Signal Brigade as commander.

MB Dala moves from Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna, as director exams, BR Sinjen moves from Headquarters NA Corps of Artillery to AHQ Department of Training and Operations as Acting Director of Operations.

Also, SI Igbinomwanhia was redeployed from 7 Division Garrison Maiduguri to AHQ Department of Training and Operations as acting director Campaign Plan, while HG Tafida moves from AHQ Department of Logistics to NA School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering as acting commandant.

AO Arogbofa moves from 102 Division Equipment Support to AHQ Department of Logistics as acting director equipment maintenance, EC Lot from Land Forces Simulation Centre to Headquarters 52 Signal Brigade as commander.

Others appointments are, B Sarki, a colonel, from Defence Intelligence College to 6 Military Intelligence Brigade as acting commander, while KO Ogunsoya, also a colonel, moves from DHQ to headquarters directorate of army public relations as chief of staff.

Timothy Antigha, a colonel, moves to defence headquarters as acting executive director Armed Forces Radio, Mohammed Dole moves from headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations to Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force Ndjamena as Military Public Information Officer.

Also, AF Maimagani, a colonel, remains in headquarters Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic) as acting director chaplain.

According Musa, all the postings and appointments take effect from July 20, 2020.

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