NIGERIA: ARMY ELEVATES 25 TO MAJOR GENERAL, 43 TO BRIGADIER GENERAL

VANGUARD
November 10, 2011
ABUJA

The Nigerian Army Council has approved the promotion of 25 major- generals and 43 brigadier-generals, the largest number ever promoted at a go.

Following the recommendation of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika, those elevated from Brigadier Generals (one star) to Major-Generals (two stars) are Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General R.I.D Isa; Director of Military Intelligence, Brigadier-General A.T. Jibrin; Director of Operations at Army HQ, Brigadier General G.A. Wahab and Defence Adviser, New York, Brigadier General G. Audu.

Others promoted Major Generals are Brig-Gen. K.C. Osuji, Brig-Gen. F.S. Owonibi, Brig-Gen. Agha-Okoro, Brig-Gen. D.D. Kitchner, Brig-Gen. B.T. Oginni, Brig-Gen. E.R. Chioba, Brig-Gen. J.M. Ogidi, Brig-Gen. S.U. Labaran, Brig-Gen. A.A. Martins, Brig-Gen. A. Chukwu, Brig-Gen. M. Idris, Brig-Gen. L.N.K. Banjiran, Brig-Gen. S.U. Audu and Brig-Gen. E.F. Abejirin.

Also promoted two star-generals are Brig-Gen. T.O. Umar, Brig-Gen. H.G. Aminu, Brig-Gen. I. Sani, Brig-Gen. A.G. Ewanshia-Oloni and Brig-Gen. P.K. Ikumonein.

A statement confirming the promotions was signed by the Chief of Staff, Army Public Relations Department, Col. Usman Abdul.

Among the Colonels promoted to the rank of Brigadier-Generals are Colonel Leo Erabor, PSO to the Chief of Army Staff, Col. O.O. Adeleke, Col. J. Alexander, Col. T.K. Golau, Col. M.M. Dan-Ali, Col. L.O. Adeosun, Col. E.A. Ransome-Kuti, Col. J.T. Abubakar and Col. S.E.U. Ekanem.

A statement confirming the promotions was signed by the Chief of Staff, Army Public Relations Department, Col. Usman Abdul.

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10 Responses to NIGERIA: ARMY ELEVATES 25 TO MAJOR GENERAL, 43 TO BRIGADIER GENERAL

  1. SILAS J says:

    Why ia Brig General TN NIENGE not promoted

  2. beegeagle says:

    The most pleasantly surprising of these promotions for me has to be that of Major General GA Wahab.

    Way back in the evening of 22 April 1990 and following swiftly on the heels of the quashing of that day’s abortive coup which was announced by Major Gideon Orkar(late), a certain newscaster Zakari Mohammed(late) of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria announced a list of officers declared wanted for alleged complicity in the botched coup attempt. Among them was a certain Captain GA Wahab.

    In the event, the man escaped death by the whiskers in the bloodlust which normally goes with such misadventures. He was acquited and resumed his army career very quietly. Said to be a highly cerebral officer and excellent trainer of men, that man has against life and death odds attained the lofty rank of Major General.

    For some of us who have kept tabs on the Nigerian military for well over twenty years, it is a thoroughly pleasant development and a very good advertisement of the just face of the Nigerian Army.

    Congrats to General Wahab and all the generals so elevated to the one-star and two-star perch. Keep shooting.

  3. joseph jatbong says:

    Congratulations.

  4. E.F. Amby says:

    Congratulations big uncle Mj.Gen E.F Abejirin.

  5. My congratulations goes to my Uncle former Col. MM Danali now Brig Gen. May God continue to guide you Sir.

  6. Wale adeosun says:

    Cngrat’s! 2 my dad.brigadier general adeosun.wishn u al d best n ur endeavours n lif.

  7. I luv force i whici i can be there and their rank but i can not be there

  8. Pius Godswill says:

    I wish to be an Army officer, help me o Lord my God.

  9. Nwaneri Ikedichukwu. says:

    I love the Nigerian Army so much.

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