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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya, on Friday 3rd, July 2021 approved new appointments in the Nigerian Army, including Principal Staff Officers, Commanders and other relevant key Officers for the purpose of re-invigorating various commands in the Army.

In a statement released on Sat July 3, 2021 by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, the COAS approved as follows:

Appointment of the Commandant Nigerian Army Armoured School, Maj Gen BO Sawyer as the new Director Defence Information while the Chief of Operations Army, Maj Gen IM Yusuf becomes the Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy. Maj Gen TA Gagariga will move from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to Nigerian Army Artillery Corps as Corps Commander Artillery and Maj Gen VO Ezugwu of Training and Doctrine Command becomes the Commander Infantry Corps. Maj Gen MA Yekini is the new Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Maj Gen MS Yusuf will take over as Chief of Defence Standard and Evaluation, while the Chief of Civil – Military Affairs, Maj Gen AB Omozoje will take over as the Chief of Policy and Plans at the Army Headquarters.

Equally, Maj Gen SO Olabanji becomes the Commander Training and Doctrine Command, Maj Gen OA Akintade is the new Chief of Army Logistics, Maj Gen OT Akinjobi takes over as Chief of Operations (Army), Maj Gen JA Ataguba becomes the Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation while Maj Gens KI Mukhtar and C Ofoche are the new Chief of Administration and Chief of Transformation and Innovation respectively. 

Maj Gen AB Ibrahim is appointed as Chief of Training (Army).

Among the new field commanders are Maj Gen AK Ibrahim, who takes over as the Force Commander, Multi National Joint Task Force, N’Djamena and Maj Gen IS Ali, who becomes the General Officer Commanding 3 Division and will double as the Commander Special Task Force Operation Safe Haven.

The COAS equally approved the appointment of Commanders, Commandants of NA Institutions, Directors and other key appointments at both Defence and Army levels.

The COAS, General Yahaya said, “The appointments are aimed to rejig the Syatem for efficiency in the command and administration within the Nigerian Army”. According to the release, the appointments take immediate effect.□ End

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