New Chief of Army Staff in Nigeria

General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and other senior field commanders have been appointed by the Nigerian Army.

Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, said in a statement on Tuesday that the development was part of efforts to re-energize the Service.

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Major General GA Umelo from the Defence Simulation Centre to Defence Headquarters (Defence Research and Development Bureau) as Director-General, Major General V Ebhaleme from the Defence Space Administration to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Senior Research Fellow, and Major General GB Audu from the Defence Administration to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Director Support Services, according to the statement.

Major General SE Udounwa from Army War College Nigeria to Army Headquarters Department of Special Services and Programmes and appointed Chief of Special Services/ Programmes (Army), Major General MT Durowaiye from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) and appointed Director Veteran Affairs Directorate, Major General AE Attu from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) and appointed Director Veteran Affairs Directorate.

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Major General CU Onwunle has been redeployed from the Directorate of Automated Data Processing to Defence Headquarters (Department of Communications) and appointed Director of Communications, Major General OO Oluyede has been redeployed from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to Headquarters 6 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding, and Major General LT Omoniyi has been redeployed from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Army Headquarters Department of Operations and appointed General Officer Commanding.

Major General AA Eyitayo of the 7th Division has been assigned to Defence Headquarters as Director Campaign Planning, Major General LA Fejokwu of the 81st Division has been assigned to Defence Headquarters Department of Standard and Evaluation as Director Standard and Evaluation, and Major General JAL Jimoh of the Nigerian Army School of Artillery has been assigned to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command as Chief of Training.

Major General HT Wesley is appointed Director Administration from the Office of the Chief of Army Staff, Major General JO Ochai is appointed Commandant from the Army Headquarters Department of Operations to the Nigerian Army Armour School, and Major General SG Mohammed is appointed Deputy Chief of Policy and Plans from the Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans.

Brigadier General AS Maikano of the Nigerian Army Welfare Insurance Scheme has been redeployed to 82 Division and appointed Commander Division Finance and Accounts, Brigadier General LA Lebo of the Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery has been redeployed to Army Headquarters Department of Army Training and appointed Acting Deputy Chief of Training (Linkages/Integration), and Brigadier General MO Ihanuwaze of the Nigerian Army Budget has been redeployed to

Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), charged all newly appointed senior officers to justify the trust placed in them and to redouble their commitment to duty in their new positions.

He went on to say that the recipients must add value to their respective commands and appointments.

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