Army promotes 21 brigadiers, 93 colonels, others to new ranks

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The Army Council has approved the promotion of 227 senior officers from various ranks to the next higher ranks in the Nigerian Army.
According to a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, those promoted include 21 Brigadier Generals to Major Generals, 93 Colonels to Brigadier Generals and 113 Lieutenant Colonels to Colonels.
The statement gave the names of those promoted to the rank of two star general include, Brigadier General CM Abraham Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division, Brigadier General OU Obono, Acting Corps Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Artillery Corps, Brigadier General PJ Dauke Acting GOC 3 Division and Brigadier AA Nani Acting GOC 8 Task Force Division.
Others listed include, Brigadier General JB Olawunmi, Acting Coordinator, Nigerian Army Aviation Corps, Brigadier General CC Okwonkwo, Commander 48 Task Force Division Engineers, Brigadier General MSA Aliyu and Brigadier General AM Jalingo.
Among the Colonels promoted to the rank of Brigadier Generals are Colonel IY Dogara, Colonel EO Aikhomu, Colonel Aminu Bande, Colonel IFD Briggs, Colonel PA Alamba, Colonel UU Bassey, Colonel UT Musa, Colonel AS Ndalolo, Colonel AI Taiwo, Colonel Y Hassan, Colonel IOO Olotta and Colonel UT Utaru.
Others include the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel SK Usman, Acting Director of Chaplain Service (Roman Catholic) Colonel CC Iroegbu, Acting Director of Chaplain Service (Protestant), Colonel DD Danfulani, and Acting Director Islamic Affairs, Colonel SG Mustapha.
Usman stated that “Promotion in the Nigerian Army is an annual exercise by the Service to qualified personnel who have distinguished themselves over stipulated period of time.
“Earlier in the year, the Nigerian Army carried out several promotion exercises for other categories of its personnel.
“These include the Junior Non-Commission Officers (JNCOs), Senior Non-Commission Officers and Warrant Officers category, as well as Junior officers from the rank of Second Lieutenant to Lieutenants, Lieutenants to Captains and from Captains to Majors.”

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