The Nigerian Army Council has approved the promotion of 47 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major General, while 75 Colonels have also been elevated to the rank of Brigadier General.
Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement on Thursday, named those promoted to the rank of Major General to include: Brig Gen WB Etuk, Commandant Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Management, Brig Gen JE Osifo, Commandant Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration.
Also promoted are: Brigadier General WM Dangana, Commander Sector 3 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI, Brig Gen TB Ugiagbe, Acting Chief of Military Intelligence, Brig Gen ASM Wase, Deputy Director General Land Forces Stimulation Centre, Nigeria Operations, Brig Gen MA Abdullahi, Commandant Depot, Nigerian Army, Brig Gen BI Alaya, Commander, Command Engineering Depot, Brig Gen AO Oyelade, Director Personnel Planning, Army Headquarters, Department of personnel Management, Brig Gen OO Arogundade, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Electrical, among others.
Officers promoted from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier General are Col Nwakonobi, Chief of Staff, Headquarters 3 Brigade, Col MC Akin Ojo, Commander 41 Engineer Brigade, Col BM Madaki, Deputy Director, Army Headquarters, Operations Monitoring Team, Col MO Edide, Director, Staff Army War College Nigeria, Col KE Inyang, Commander 76 ST Brigade, Col OO Nafiu, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief of Army Staff, among others
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja congratulated the newly promoted senior officers and their families.
He also charged them to redouble their efforts to justify their elevation and the confidence reposed in them.