Army redeploys 20 Major Generals, 15 Brigadier Generals - The New Dawn Online News - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Army redeploys 20 Major Generals, 15 Brigadier Generals - The New Dawn Online News


The Nigerian Army yesterday, 16th December 2019, redeployed 20 Major-Generals and 15 Brigadier-Generals in a major shake-up aimed at reinvigorating the system for greater efficiency.

Army spokesman Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement, said the redeployment was approved by the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, and took immediate effect.

He stated: “Due to the recent promotion of some senior officers, it became imperative to deploy them to appropriate appointments.

“Consequently, the Army has released the postings and appointments of the affected officers.

“The posting, which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff, was carried out to reinvigorate the system for greater efficiency.

“The highlights of the postings include: the appointment of Maj Gen E.O. Ogunkale to the Defence Headquarters as the Chief of Defence Standards and Evaluation; Maj-Gen. A.O. Uthman to Defence Headquarters as Director of Defence Communications; and Maj-Gen. O.O. Soleye to Headquarters, Command Army Record, Lokoja, Kogi State.

“Others are, Maj-Gen. Y.I. Shalangwa to Defence Headquarters as Director Legal Services; Maj-Gen. D.C. Onyemulu to the Armed Forces Simulation Centre; while Maj-Gen. H.I. Bature was redeployed to the Defence Headquarters and appointed Director of Liaison.

“Similarly, Brig-Gen J.C. Ogbonna is redeployed to Headquarters, 82 Division, Enugu State, and appointed Division’s Training Officer; Brig-Gen. B.H. Mohammed to the Nigerian Military School, Zaria, as Commandant; Brig-Gen. G.O. Omorogbe to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji, as Chief of Staff; and Brig-Gen. A.J. Fagge to the Ministry of Defence and appointed Principal General Staff Officer to the Minister of Defence, Brig Gen NI Najaja from 6 Military Intelligence Brigade Portharcourt to Open Source Intelligence Command as Commander and Brig Gen AO Quadri from Headquarters 81 Division Lagos to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Minna as Director Training.

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