The Nigerian Army has announced a major reorganisation involving senior officers in command, staff and other appointments, reports Nigerian Tribune.
BreakingTimes also gathered that the posting affected principal staff officers both at the defence and army headquarters, as well as General Officers Commanding (GOCs). Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force are also affected by the posting.
Those affected in the redeployment include Major-General A. M. Dikko, who will take over as Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole; Brigadier- General A. O. Abdullahi, who is now Acting Commander, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole and Brigadier-General U. U. Bassey, Acting Commander, Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole.
Others are Major-General C. O. Ude, who takes over as Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force, Ndjamena; Major-General J. Sarham as General Officer Commanding, 6 Division; Major-General E. B. Kabuk, General Officer Commanding, 82 Division; Major-General M. S. Yusuf, General Officer Commanding, 81 Division and Major-General B. A. Akinroluyo, General Officer Commanding, 3 Division.
According to the report, among the Principal Staff Officers affected are Major-General L. E. O. Irabor, posted as Chief of Defence, Training and Operations at the Defence Headquarters, while Major-General L. O. Adeosun, who takes over as Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters.
Breakingtimes learnt that Major-General H. O. Otiki, as Commander Infantry Corps and Major-General C. U. Agulanna as Chief of Accounts and Budget, Nigerian Army are also affected in the shake-up which many had anticipated for a long time now.
Major-General J. E. Jakko is posted to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Finance and Budget, while Major-General A. B. Abubakar, former GOC, 82 Division; Major-General A. Mohammed, former Chief of Training and Operations, DHQ and Major-General L.K.J. Ogunewe, Chief of Standard and Evaluation, DHQ, among others, will be proceeding to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre on course.
According to the army spokesman, all postings and appointments take effect from 1 August 2018.