By Augustine Osayande
In what it described as a routine and normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professionalism, effectiveness and efficiency, the Nigeria Army on Tuesday announced the redeployment of Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi from Headquarters of Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD) Maiduguri to Nigerian Army Resource Center (NARC) as Senior Research Fellow.
The Army Authority also announced the posting of Maj. Gen. F. Yahaya from Headquarters 1 Division Kaduna to Headquarters, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD) Maiduguri.
Confirming the report, Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, said the posting which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, was a routine and normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency.
Other officers affected in the posting are Maj Gen ACC Agundu from Special Task Force (STF) Operation, SAFE HAVEN, Jos to Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja as Senior Research Fellow; Major General HI Bature from Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Defence Liaison Office National Assembly Abuja to Army Headquarters Department of Civil Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil-Military Affairs; Maj Gen UM Mohammed from Nigerian Army Property Limited (NAPL) to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Special Adviser Nigerian Army University Biu/Deputy Chairman Board of Trustees NAPL, while the erstwhile Special Adviser, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Maj Gen CC Okonkwo has been redeployed to STF Operation SAFE HAVEN, Jos, and appointed Commander and Maj Gen S Idris from Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu- Yobe State redeployed to DHQ Abuja and appointed Director Liaison.
Also affected are Maj General AA Adesope from Office of the Chief of Army Staff Directorate of Audit and Financial Management to NAPL and appointed Group Managing Director; Maj Gen MG Ali from Headquarters, Theatre Command OPLD, Maiduguri, to Headquarters 4 Special Forces Command Doma, Nasarawa State as Commander; while the erstwhile Chief of Civil-Military Affairs AHQ, Abuja, Maj Gen US Mohammed has been redeployed to 1 Division Kaduna and appointed General Officer Commanding.
Similarly, Brig Gen HI Daniel from the Defunct Army Special Forces Command Maiduguri to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Minna and appointed Director Army Training Support, Brig Gen BE Onyeuko is to remain in DHQ Abuja as Acting Director Defence Media Operation; Brig Gen NM Jega from Training and Doctrine Command Minna to Infantry Corps Centre Jaji and appointed Chief of Staff, Brig Gen LA Araba from Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Abuja, now redeployed to Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu, Yobe State as Ag Commander, Brig Gen VO Ita from DHQ, Abuja to Headquarters 402 Special Forces Brigade Azare and appointed Commander while Brig Gen JAL Jimoh from Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD Monguno to Headquarters 31 Brigade Minna and appointed Commander and Brig Gen GTO Ajetunmobi redeployed from 31 Brigade Minna to Nigeria Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Abuja as Executive Director Operation.
Brig Gen LG Lepdung from Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre Jaji was redeployed to DHQ Abuja and appointed Deputy Director Procurement (Logistics), Brig Gen MO Ihanuwaze to remain in Office of the Chief of Army Staff Directorate of Audit and Financial Management as Acting Director, Brig Gen EC Obi – Osang redeployed from the defunct Headquarters 707 Special Forces’ Brigade Makurdi to Headquarters 401 Special Forces’ Brigade Makurdi as Commander while Brig Gen GM Mutkut is redeployed from the Defunct Nigerian Army Amphibious Command OPLD Baga to Headquarters 403 Amphibious Brigade Baga and appointed Commander and Brig Gen JR Lar from Nigerian Army School of Artillery Kachia to Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD Monguno as Commander.
Also, Colonel DJ Abdullahi from the defunct Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces’ Command Maiduguri to Headquarters 4 Special Forces’ Command Doma Nasarawa State and appointed Acting Chief of Staff, Colonel EC Emere from Nigerian Army Archives to Nigerian Military School Zaria as Deputy Commandant and Col MO Agi is to remain in Headquarters Nigerian Army Armour Corps Bauchi as Acting Chief of Staff among others.
Musa said all the postings and appointments would take effect from the 1st of April 2020.
He said the Chief of Army Staff enjoins them to take their new responsibilities and appointments seriously and discharge all duties professionally with utmost loyalty to the Nation and the Service.