NIGERIAN NAVY APPOINT NEW FLAG OFFICERS COMMANDING, BRANCH CHIEFS

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VANGUARD
January 9, 2013
By KINGSLEY OMONOBI
ABUJA

The Nigerian Navy, yesterday, appointed new Flag Officers Commanding, FOCs, for three of its operational commands in the country with the redeployment of other senior rear admirals, including its former Chief of Accounts and Budget and
Chairman of the Military Pensions Board.

Vanguard gathered that 224 senior officers were redeployed, with 49 of
them Rear Admirals; 106 Commodores and 69 Captains.

The new FOCs, who Vanguard gathered were approved by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Jerome Ezeoba, are Rear Admiral I. Ibas, formerly the Naval Secretary, now Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command; Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu, formerly Chief of Standards and Evaluation, now Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval
Command and Rear Admiral A. Shettima, formerly Director of Development, DHQ, now Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command. Rear Admiral Bala Mshelia, formerly the Chairman, Military Pensions Board is the new Chief of Accounts and
Budget, Naval Headquarters; Rear
Admiral Harry Ngonadi, formerly Director of Administration, Naval Headquarters, is now Navy Secretary; Rear Admiral G. Okoi, formerly FOC Logistics Command, is now Director Plans at DHQ.

Rear Admiral O. Ogunjimi, formerly FOC Eastern Naval Command, is the new Chief of Training and Operations at Naval Headquarters; Rear Admiral S.
Usman, formerly the Chief of Administration, NHQ, is now Chief of Naval Standards and Evaluation. Some others are Rear Admiral Henry Babalola, one time Director of Naval Information, now Chief Staff Officer, Eastern Naval Command; Rear Admiral Austin Oyagha, formerly Director of Transformation NHQ, is the new Chief of Administration NHQ; Rear Admiral D. Osuofia, formerly Deputy Commandant, AFCSC, Jaji now Director of Logistics, Defence Intelligence Agency.

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7 Responses to NIGERIAN NAVY APPOINT NEW FLAG OFFICERS COMMANDING, BRANCH CHIEFS

  1. Yagazie says:

    Is the Central Naval Command headquartered in Brass, Bayelsa State now operational?

  2. Acting Major Benbella says:

    Why does the navy need so many officers with about 14,000 sailors? Do the math. We have at least one rear admiral for every 286 sailor.

  3. beegeagle says:

    Yes Yagz, they even conducted major anti-piracy/bunkering operations last month in the CENTCOM AOR.

  4. Victor says:

    It appears Rear Admiral Olutoyin is the only FOC not moved….Are all the FOCs now Regular 25?

  5. beegeagle says:

    Would not be able to say for certain, Victor. The FOC LOGCOM is surely a bit of a mysterious guy. Dunno mcuh about him.

    Yes, Rear Admiral Olutoyin appears to have retained his post as FOC CENTCOM.

  6. Is Rear Adm OU Emele still in service or retired?

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