Major Abubakar Abdullahi has been appointed as the new coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre (JMCC) of the Operation Delta Safe (ODS).
The appointment was sequel to the recent routine postings and redeployment in the Nigerian military.
Major Abubakar, who replaced Lieutenant Colonel Olaolu Marcellinus Daudu, resumed duty this week.
The new spokesperson, in a statement he signed and electronically made available to journalists on Wednesday, said his predecessor was redeployed to serve as Deputy Director Army Public Relations at 81 Division Nigerian Army, Lagos.
Major Abdullahi is said to have served in different capacities across the country as military PR and information manager and a member of Nigerian Institutes of Public Relations (NIPR).
The statement further disclosed that during the handing and taking over exercise held at the headquarters of Operations DELTA SAFE, Igbogene Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, the out-gone coordinator, Lt Col. Daudu, “expressed his gratitude to the press community in Niger Delta region as well as everyone that supported his successful tenure of duty.”
Daudu, “appealed for continued cooperation and support to the new spokesman to enable him perform effectively in line with the mandate of Operation Delta Safe ” to protect oil and gas infrastructure and deter/prevent militancy, sea robbery, crude oil theft and other forms of criminality within the joint operations area – that could impact negatively on economic activities in Niger Delta,” the statement read.
ODS, it will be recalled, was inaugurated in the wake of militants’ hostilities against oil and gas assets in the Niger Delta region.