Ihejirika effects major re-organisation of Army
Friday, September 24, 2010
According to a statement from Army Spokesman, Brig Gen Chris Olukolade, Maj Gen OA Akinyemi, formerly Chief of Research and Development, Defence Headquarters (DHQ), is now Chief of Policy and Plans, AHQ. Gen Akinyemi takes over from Maj Gen Atofarati. Maj Gen Lawrence Ngubane, formerly the GOC 2 Division, Ibadan is now the Chief of Training and Operations (CTOP), AHQ. He takes over from Maj Gen Moses Obi who is Force Commander on United Nations Mission in Sudan.
Maj Gen BS Usara, formerly Director of Physical Training and Sports at DHQ is now the Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation. Maj Gen BC Azurunwa, formerly Chief of Army Standards is now the Chief of Logistics, AHQ. Maj Gen AB Maitama, formerly the Commander, Infantry Corps and School is now Chief of Administration, AHQ. Maj Gen US Essien is the new Commander, Training and Doctrine Command.
Also affected in the redeployment is Maj Gen Emeka Onwuameagbu, formerly the Commandment, Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji. Gen Onwuamaegbu is now the Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. He takes over from Maj Gen Mahmed Yerima. Gen Yerima is now Chief of Training and Operations, DHQ.
The new GOCs include Maj Gen Joseph Shoboiki, one time Guards Brigade Commander, is the GOC 1 Division. He takes over from Maj Gen Kamaldeen Role. Maj Gen Sarkin Yakin Bello, formerly the Commander of the Joint Task Force (Operation Restore Hope) is the new GOC 82 Division, Enugu. He takes over from Maj Gen Mohammed Isah. Brig Gen Kenneth Minima, formerly the Brigade Commander 1 Brigade, Sokoto is the new GOC 81 Division Lagos.
Brig Gen MD Abubakar is the GOC 2 Division, Nigerian Army Ibadan. He takes over from Maj Gen Ngubane. Maj Gen SO Idoko, formerly Commander Armoured Corps and School is now the GOC 3 Division, Jos. He takes over from Major Gen Saleh Maina. Brig Gen MA Nasamu is the new Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja.
The new Guards Brigade Commander is Colonel EJ Atewe, formerly of the National Defence College Abuja. A new Commander of the Joint Task Force for Niger Delta ‘Operation Restore Hope’ was also appointed; he is Major General CO Omoregie.
The new Director of Military Intelligence is Brig Gen SY Audu. Brig Gen PJ Isang, formerly Commander AHQ Garrison moves to Department of Army Standard and Evaluation as Director. Maj Gen BT Obasa moves from DHQ where he served as Director to NATRAC as the new Commandant. Maj Gen SU Abdukadir formerly Military Secretary, Army is now Chief of Research and Development, DHQ.
Maj Gen AA Olaniyi is moved from NASME to Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers as Commander. Maj Gen AT Umaru, formerly the Director of Military Intelligence is moved to Defence headquarters as Director of Administration. Maj Gen Charles Airhiabvere, formerly the Commander, Corp of Finance is moved to NIPSS.
Maj Gen JA Okunbo, formerly of DHQ is now Deputy Commandant, Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi. Maj Gen GG Umo, formerly Commander, Nigerian Army Signal Corps is redeployed to the Armed Forces Command and Staff College as a Director
Brig Gen PT Boroh is moved from AHQ Department of Administration to Jaji as the new Commandant, Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre. Brig Gen AI Muraina takes over as the Commander, Corp of Army Finance, Brig Gen AB Marwa is the Commander Armoured Corps while Brig Gen U Buzugbe is the new Military Secretary (Army).
Brig Gen AS Agha-Okoro moves from DHQ to AHQ as Director of Peacekeeping. Brig Gen JA Ochoga moves from DHQ to 2 Brigade as Commander.