Massive shake-up in Army, Adeosun, 50 other Generals redeployed
As part of routine exercise to reinvigorate the system for greater professional efficiency,the chief of Army staff Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Sunday night ordered the immediate deployment and postings of 50 Generals in the Nigerian Army
The highlight of the new postings include the newly promoted Lt Gen L. O. Adeosun, the Perstwhile Chief of Training and Operations now redeployed as Chief of Policy and Plans (Army),
Maj Gen A. O. Shodunke from Army Headquarters Department of Army Standards and Evaluation to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Logistics, Maj Gen A. A. Tarfa from Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre to Training and Doctrine Command Minna as Commander, and Maj Gen E. O. Udoh from the Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics becomes Chief of Training and Operations (Army),
Also affected are Maj Gen M. S. Yusuf who was the General Officer Commanding 81 Division is now Chief of Administration (Army), Maj Gen J. I. Unuigbe the former Corps Commander Ordnance becomes the Chief of Logistics (Army) while Maj Gen O. F. Azinta former General Officer Commanding 2 Division is appointed Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation.
Others include; Maj Gen A. B. Omozoje of Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans is now the General Officer Commanding 2 Division Ibadan. while the newly promoted Maj Gen A. B. Biu is substantive General Officer Commanding 7 Division Maiduguri, Maj Gen J. J. Ogunlade from Defence Headquarters becomes the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Sokoto, and Maj Gen J. O. Irefin from Defence Headquarters Garrison is appointed General Officer Commanding 81 Division Lagos.
According to the statement released Sunday night by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, erstwhile Chief of Administration (Army), Maj Gen K. A. Y. Isiyaku is now Commander Defence Headquarters Garrison Abuja, Maj Gen A. A. Jidda from Defence Headquarters is appointed Coordinator Peacekeeping Operations at the Ministry of Defence. Maj Gen J. O. Oni from Army Headquarters Department of Army Administration takes over as Director Procurement Defence Headquarters from Maj Gen O. A. Akintade who becomes Corps Commander Ordinance Lagos, Maj Gen OW Ali from Defence Headquarters is now Director Army Physical Training Zaria.
The new appointments also include Maj Gen E. N. Njoku who remains at Defence Headquarters but redeployed as Director Communications, Maj Gen C. G. Musa from Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches Limited is appointed Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Monguno while Maj Gen OT Akinjobi from Headquarters Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE becomes the Director Standards and Evaluation at Defence Headquarters.
Also, Brig Gen K. A. Kazir is to remain in Army Headquarters Department of Projects and Programmes and appointed Acting Executive Director of Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches Limited, Brig Gen A. E. Attu moves from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to National Defence College and appointed Acting Deputy Commandant, Brig Gen M. T. Usman from Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade moves to Headquarters Guards Brigade Abuja as Commander taking over from Brig Gen UT Musa who becomes Acting Commandant Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre Jaji, Brig Gen G. O. Adesina remains at the Department of Policy and Plans and redeployed as Acting Director Policy.
Similarly, Brig Gen L. A. Fejokwu from National Defence College is now the Acting Director Personnel Services at Army Headquarters, Brig Gen E. A. P. Undiandeye from Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation becomes the Acting Director Foreign Liaison at the Defence Intelligence Agency Abuja, Brig Gen J. Y. Nimyel from Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja takes over as the Commandant Amphibious Training School Calabar from Brig Gen O. O. Oluyede who is now Commander 27 Task Force Brigade Buni Yadi. Brig Gen P. P. Malla moves from 82 Division Garrison Enugu to Headquarters 28 Task Force Brigade Chibok and appointed Commander.
Others are; Brig Gen O. M. Bello of Headquarters 6 Division Port Harcourt becomes the Commander 1 Brigade Sokoto, Brig Gen M. A. Etsu-Ndagi from Army Headquarters Garrison Abuja becomes the Commander 9 Brigade Lagos while Col R. C. Emeh from Defence Headquarters is appointed Assistant Director Army Physical Training at 3 Division Physical Training Group Jos. In the same vein, Col M. O. Erebulu who just completed a course at Higher War College Egypt is appointed Commander 2 Provost Group Ibadan, Lt Col S. A. Abimbola from Nigerian Army Operations Centre at Army Headquarters is appointed Commanding Officer 343 Artillery Regiment Elele whereas Lt Col S. M. Ahmed from 375 Artillery Regiment Baga becomes the Commanding Officer 332 Artillery Regiment Shendam, amongst others.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai while wishing all of them well in their respective appointments charges them to take their new responsibilities seriously and discharge all duties professionally with utmost loyalty to Service and Nation. All the appointments take immediate effect.