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Nigeria Army Redeploys GOCs and Top Senior Officers in Major Shake-Up

The Nigeria Army has instituted a major shake-up that ratifies the redeployment of top senior officers in the Army. The redeployment is approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Faruk Yahaya, and announced by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu.

Below is the approved shake-up as announced by Nwachukwu in Abuja on Tuesday:

  • Major Godwin Umelo – redeployed from Defence Simulation Centre to Defence Headquarters (DHQ) and appointed the Director-General, Defence Research and Development Bureau
  • Maj.-Gen. V Ebhaleme – appointed Director, Support Services in Defence Space Administration
  • Maj.-Gen. GB Audu – transferred to Nigerian Army Resource Centre as Senior Research Fellow
  • Maj.-Gen. Solomon Udounwa (former Commandant of the Army War College Nigeria) – appointed Chief of Special Services/Programmes (Army) in the newly established Army Headquarters Department of Special Services and Programmes
  • Maj.-Gen. MT Durowaiye – moves from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to the Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) as new Director, Veteran Affairs Directorate
  • Maj.-Gen. AE Attu – transferred from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans to Defence Training and Operations and appointed Director Peace Keeping Operations
  • Maj.-Gen. UT Musa – moves to Headquarters 81 Division as General Officer Commanding
  • Maj.-Gen. CU Onwunle – appointed Director of Communications DHQ
  • Maj.-Gen. OO Oluyede – moves to Headquarters 6 Division as General Officer Commanding
  • Maj.-Gen. LT Omoniyi – transferred to Army Headquarters Department of Operations as Director Campaign Planning
  • Maj.-Gen. OJ Akpor –transferred from Nigerian Defence Academy to Defence Headquarters as Director Defence Information
  • Maj.-Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo – moves from 7 Division to Defence Headquarters as Director Campaign Planning
  • Maj.-Gen. LA Fejokwu – appointed Director Standard and Evaluation DHQ
  • Maj.-Gen. JAL Jimoh – redeployed from the Nigerian Army School of Artillery to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) as Chief of Training
  • Maj.-Gen. HT Wesley – moves from Office of the Chief of Army Staff to Headquarters Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Director Administration
  • Maj.-Gen. JO Ochai – moves to Nigerian Army Armour School as Commandant
  • Maj.-Gen. SG Mohammed – redeployed from 6 Division to Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans as Deputy Chief of Policy and Plans
  • Brig.-Gen. AS Maikano – moves from Nigerian Army Welfare Insurance Scheme to 82 Division and as Commander Division Finance and Accounts
  • Brig.-Gen. LA Lebo – appointed Acting Deputy Chief of Training (Linkages/Integration)
  • Brig.-Gen. MO Ihanuwaze – appointed Director of Budget and Accounts (AHQ)
  • Brig.-Gen. Ojogbane Adegbe – appointed Director Psychological Operations, AHQ Department of Civil-Military Affairs

COAS Yahaya charged all the newly appointed senior officers to add value to their commands and tasked them to redouble their efforts to duty.