The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved the redeployment of five Major Generals and four Brigadier Generals to new formations nationwide.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. He said the posting was a “routine exercise to reinvigorate the system for greater professional efficiency.”
According to the statement, Maj.-Gen. F.O Agugo, the erstwhile Chief of Army Transformation and Innovation has been appointed the General Officer Commanding, 6 Division, Port Harcourt.
Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, the former General Officer Commanding, 6 Division has been appointed the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA), Kaduna.
“Maj.-Gen. C.O Ude was redeployed from Headquarters, Multinational Joint Task Force, Ndjamena, Chad to Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja and appointed Director Nigerian Army Consult.
“Others include; Maj.-Gen I.M Yusuf from Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja, to Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force Ndajamena, Chad, as Commander.
“Maj.-Gen. E.N Njoku has been redeployed from Defence Headquarters to Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation as the Chief of Transformation and Innovation (Army),”Musa said.
He further stated that Brig.-Gen. E.J Amadasun was moved from Headquarters, Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, Kontagora, to 35 Brigade, Abeokuta, as Commander.
Musa added that Brig.-Gen. A.M Adetayo was moved from Department of Army Transformation and appointed as the Chief of Staff, Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery.
“Brig.-Gen. L.M Zakari was posted from Defence Headquarters, Abuja, to Nigerian Army Institute of Science, Education and Technology, Ilorin, as Acting Commandant.
“Brig.-Gen. E.E. Ekpenyong was posted from Nigerian Army Ordnance School, Ojo, Lagos to Headquarters, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, Yaba, Lagos, as Director of Land Service Ammunition.
The statement said the Chief of Army Staff, Buratai, charged the generals to take their new responsibilities seriously and discharge all duties professionally with utmost loyalty to service and the nation.
All the appointments take immediate effect.