Fresh shake-up in Nigerian Army
London, March 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian Army has announced a major shake-up of its personnel resulting in the redeployment of some senior officers with Maj.-Gen. H.O. Otiki being moved to 8 Division in Sokoto as General Officer Commanding (GOC)
Others affected by the exercise according to Col. Sagir Musa, the acting Director of Army Public Relations, include, Major General SO Olabanji the erstwhile General Officer Commanding 8 Division has been posted to Infantry Corps Centre as Commander Infantry Corps, Brigadier General HI Bature from 34 Brigade to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command as Director Examinations, while Brigadier General TO Olowomeye from Headquarters 33 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs as Director Civil Military Affairs .
Similarly, Brigadier General BA Mohammed from 23 Brigade to Martin Luther Agwai International Peace Keeping Centre and appointed Deputy Commandant, Brigadier General UM Bello from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command to 63 Brigade and appointed Commander, Brigadier General MT Durowaiye from Directorate of Army Transformation and Innovation to 33 Brigade and appointed Commander.
Others affected are – Brigadier General SB Kumapayi from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Headquarters 14 Brigade as Commander, Brigadier General NM Jega from Headquarters 2 Brigade to 9 Brigade and appointed Commander, Brigadier General KO Aligbe from 16 Brigade to Defence Headquarters as Acting Director Liaison National Assembly, Brigadier General AK Ibrahim from 14 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) and appointed Deputy Director Veteran Affairs Department Retired Officers’ Cell and Brigadier General GTO Ajetunmobi from Headquarters Command Army Records to 31 Brigade as Commander.
Also, Brigadier General OG Onubogu from Army Headquarters Department of Army Policy and Plans have been move to Headquarters 16 Brigade and appointed Commander, Brigadier General OM Bello from Nigerian Army Resource Center to Headquarters 6 Division and appointed Chief of Staff, while Brigadier General ZL Abubakar from National Defence College is been move to 32 Brigade and appointed Commander and Brigadier General AA Orukotan from Nigerian Army Resource Center to Headquarters Command Army Records and appointed Chief of Staff among others.