NIGERIAN NAVY PRESS RELEASE
By Cdr S Dahun
1. The Nigerian Navy has released the postings of a number its senior officers. The new postings affected Rear Admirals and Commodores.
* The Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral UO Jibrin has been appointed Chief of Logistics at the Naval Headquarters.
* Rear Admiral EO Ogbor, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, is now the Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters.
2. Rear Admiral AA Sam-Sele, formerly Senior Officer Naval Doctrine and Assessment Centre, has been moved to Defence Headquarters as Director of Training. Similarly, Rear Admiral AOA Ikioda formerly Chief of Logistics is the new Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command. Rear OB Ogunjimi, former Navy Secretary, has been appointed Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command while Rear Admiral JO Olutoyin has been appointed as the Flag Officer Commanding the newly established Central Naval Command.
Furthermore, Rear Admiral JO Aikhomu now heads the newly created Naval Standards and Evaluation Branch while Rear Admiral IE Ibas, former Chief of Administration, Naval Headquarters, has been appointed Navy Secretary.
3. The appointment also affected Rear Admiral GE Okoi, Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji who replaces Rear Admiral IA Oyagha as Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command. Rear Admiral Oyagha resumes at Naval Headquarters as Director Nigerian Navy Transformation Office.
Meanwhile, Rear Admirals IA Ajuonu, AA Yusuf, OE Ekwe, SA Orie and SU Chinweuba have been re-appointed Director of Logistics Defence Headquarters,Commander Fleet Support
Group (West), Commandant Nigerian Navy Engineering College Sapele, Director Curriculum and Programme Development at the National Defence College and Commander Fleet Support Group (East) respectively.
4. Other Rear Admirals involved in the postings include Rear Admiral DO Osuofa, appointed Deputy Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Rear Admiral AG Inusa, Director of Plans Defence Headquarters, Rear Admiral OU Emele, re-appointed Director of Logistics, Defence Intelligence Agency and Rear Admiral A Shettima also re-appointed Director Underway Replenishment Group, Logistics Command, Oghara.
5. The senior officers are expected to resume in their new stations from end of February to second week of March 2012.