Promotion Bazaar In Military…134 Promoted Army Generals…As Airforce Names 14 AVMs
A promotion bazaar hit the Nigerian Army today as it announced the promotion of 17 Brigadier-Generals to the rank of Major-Generals and 117 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier-Generals while 95 Lieutenant-Colonels were moved to the rank of Colonel.
Among the newly promoted Major-Generals are J.A. Orokpo, and I. Attahiru, both of who were one time directors, army public relations. Others include J.S. Malu, commander, Army Headquarters Garison, R.C. Duru, A.O. Shodunke, P.J.O. Bogie, A.M. Sabo, I.R. Nicholas, E.G.Ode, E.B.Oyefeso, O. Ejemai, E.O. Udoh, Mohammed C.T. Olukoju, I.O. Rabiu, and A.M. Dikko. Two other officers, who are now deceased, namely J.T. Abubakar, and S.E.U. Ekanem, were promoted post humorously.
The newly promoted Brigadier-Generals include the former director, defence information, M.M. Yerima, U.M. Miri, C.V. Ezeh, K.O. Aligbe, J.A.Ataguba, A.B. Ibrahim, B.A. Muhammed, J.G. Mohammed, E.C. Ekwesi, E.G. Onumajuru, C.A. Bossman, among others, while the newly promoted Colonels include S.S. Tilawan, one time Public Relations Officer, Guards Brigade, O. Idoniboye-Obu, A. Rabiu, O.J. Akande, P.A. Izang, S.M.Uba, R.E. Hedima, and O.A. Ochagwuba.
In a related development, the Nigerian Air Force, has released the promotion of 14 new Air Vice Marshals (AVMs), 26 Air Commodores, 22 Group Captains and 91 Wing Commanders.
A statement by the director information and public relations, Commodore Dele Alonge, gave the names of the newly promoted AVMs, to include Onyemaechi Osahor, Shehu Adamu, Mohammed Usman, Muhammad Abdul-Wahab, Isiaka Amao, John Baba; Okechukwu Ntukogu Humphrey Okpala, Yekeen Ishola, Christian Dii, Sambo Usman, Auwal Muhammad, Charles Otegbade, and Isyaka Bukar.
Those promoted to Air Commodore, are Chiebonam Ozougwu Emmanuel Udenyi, Aliyu Bello, Iboro Etukudo , Abidemi Marquis, Abubakar Liman, Pius Oahimire, Kabiru Aliyu, Ubrufih Uzezi, Nkem Aguiyi, Sule Lawal and Paul Masiyer. Others are Group Captains Isah Muhammad, Kurotimi Obidake, Dalhat Ladan, Adeniyi Amesinlola, Olagoke Ogunmola, Raheem Tijani, Obainana Imafidor, Framah Batnah, John Dibal, Mohammed Sini, Barisi Keenam, Sunday Ogba, Habib Adamu and Emma Enam.