Nigeria Army Promotes 70 Colonels, 52 Brigadier Generals
52 brigadier generals and 70 colonels have been promoted by the Nigerian Army, according to the most recent list of senior officers in the nation.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the director of army public relations, said in a statement on Friday that the promotion of the recipients was in honor of their meritorious service to the country.
Seventy colonels were also promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, while a total of 52 Brigadier Generals were meritoriously raised to the position of Major General.
The Army Council approved the promotion of senior commanders to the positions of major general and brigadier general on Thursday, December 15, 2022, in recognition of their excellent service to the country, according to part of the announcement.
“A total of 122 senior officers of the ranks of brigadier general and colonels were advanced to the next higher rank in the promotion signed and released by the Military Secretary (Army).”
Brigadier Generals AA Ayanuga of the Department of Army Transformation and Innovation, EH Akpan of Theater Command Operation HADIN KAI, NM Jega of the Defense Headquarters, JO Ugwuoke of the Department of Army Logistics, PAO Okoye of the Department of Army Operations, EF Oyinlola of the Department of Special Services and Programs, AA Adekeye of the 21 Special Armoured Brigade, and AE Edet.
Brigadier Generals IM Abdullahi of Headquarters 35 Brigade, AO Agboola of the Department of Army Training, EE Emekah of the Nigerian Defense Academy, HE Nzan of the Department of Army Standards and Evaluation, LA Lebo of the Department of Army Training, UT Otaru of the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, and AU Obiwulu of 1 Base Workshop are among the others who will benefit.
Colonels AO Ajagbe, JO Ogbobe, MG Hammawa, SS Bello, SOG Aremu, NG Mohammed, OI Odigie, CA Osuagwu, MO Eteng, and ED Idima are a few of the colonels promoted to the rank of brigadier general.