Nigerian Army approves new postings and appointments of its senior officers


The Nigerian Army has approved new postings and appointments of some of its senior officers.

Approved by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai, the Force says the posting is a routine exercise carried out to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness/efficiency.

According to the statement, the highlight of the posting included the appointment of Maj.Gen EO Ogunkale from Command Army Record Lokoja to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Standards and Evaluation.

Others were the appointment of Maj. Gen AO Uthman from Nigerian Army School of Signals, Apapa, Lagos to Defence Headquarters as Director Defence Communications, Maj Gen OO Soleye from Defense Headquarters to Headquarters Command Army Record Lokoja as Commander, Maj. Gen YI Shalangwa the erstwhile Director Legal Services ‘Army’ now redeployed to Defense Headquarters as Director Legal Services, Maj. Gen DC Onyemulu from Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, Lagos becomes Director Armed Forces Simulation Centre, while Maj. Gen HI Bature is redeployed from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna to Defence Headquarters and appointed Director Liaison.

Others include; Maj. Gen IM Obot to remain at Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Participant Senior Executive Management and Policy Course, Maj Gen BO Sawyer to remain in Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans as Director Plans.

Also Maj Gen LA Adegboye the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division is to remain as GOC 82 Division, Maj Gen MA Masanawa from Army Central Ammunition Depot to Defense Headquarters and appointed Director Innovation and Combat Development.